Phi Kappa Literary Society Debate: on Confederate Monuments

In light of Black History Month, the Phi Kappa Literary Society would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us to debate the resolution: 'BIHR: The relocation of the Confederate Monument on Broad Street is beneficial to the Athens Clarke County community.' The Phi Kappa Literary Society is the second oldest Greek-lettered collegiate society in North America as well as part of the oldest collegiate rivalry in the United States.

Dirty History Paper Workshop

To provide a space for the further development of interdisciplinary, historically-grounded scholarship around issues of agriculture, environment, and capitalism, the organizers of “Dirty History” invite both faculty and advanced graduate students to attend our monthly workshop. Papers (25-35 pages) will be circulated two weeks prior to the meeting, and all attendees should read in advance. To get copies of papers or to volunteer to present write to Cindy Hahamovitch. We workshop dissertation chapters, book chapters, and article drafts.

Holmes-Hunter Lecture

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and University of Georgia alumna, will present the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel.

The lecture is named in honor of Hunter-Gault and her classmate Hamilton Holmes, the first African-American students to attend UGA.

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Holmes-Hunter Lecture focuses on race relations, civil rights and education and has been held annually since 1985.

 

Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power and History: Andrea Ballestero

Andrea Ballesteros is an assistant professor of anthropology at Rice University. Her work looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. In recent years her research has focused on following the paths of water pricing in Costa Rica, bureaucratic care for water in Brazil, and traveling water knowledge throughout Latin America. Her talk is part of the Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power and History.

Contact: Diana Graizbord

James Wall receives 2018 Robert H. Ziegler Award in Southern Labor Studies

Congratulations to James B. Wall, a doctoral candidate in history, who was recently awarded the Southern Labor Studies Association's 2018 Robert H. Zieger Award in Southern Labor Studies. The program directory noted that "The award committee felt that your essay “Boss is Still Boss”: Johnson v. City of Albany and the Fight for Affirmative Action in the Black Belt," demonstrated a powerful blend of rigorous

Dirty Work: 2018 Southern Labor Studies Conference, May 17-19th

The Southern Labor Studies Association will convene the 2018 Southern Labor Studies Conference in Athens, GA, at the Richard B. Russell Library on the University of Georgia campus, May 17-19, 2018. The conference will gather academics, activists, archivists, and students for three days of panels, roundtables, book discussions, and other sessions organized around the theme of “Dirty Work.”

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