A panel and roundtable discussion: "Using Digitized Prison Data"

A panel and roundtable discussion:  "Using Digitized Prison Data" with Prof. Barry Godfrey (University of Liverpool), Prof. Jayne Mooney (John Jay College of Criminal Justice), Prof. Sarah Shannon (U  Georgia), and Prof. Steven Soper (history at U Georgia).  The panel members will discuss their experience gathering and analyzing large data sets with information on prisons and prisoners in the United States and the United Kingdom, from the eighteenth century to the present. 

This is a free event, the public is invited.

Prof. Barry Godfrey (U Liverpool): "The Future of the Digital Panopticon."

Prof. Barry Godfrey (University of Liverpool), "The Future of the Digital Panopticon."  Godfrey is Professor of Social Justice in the University of Liverpool's Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology.  He is also the Principal Investigator of the remarkable website and database, The Digital Panopticon (www.digitalpanopticon.org), which contains millions of searchable records on approximately 90,000 convicts in Britain and British colonies, from 1780 to 1925.  Prof.

UGA NAACP Image Awards

The University of Georgia Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host our 8th Annual NAACP Image Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 12th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Ballroom located in Memorial Hall. This year’s theme is: “20 Years of Black Excellence”.  We will recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of our students, faculty, staff, and community members who promote social justice locally and abroad and advance the mission of the NAACP. 

Student Breakfast Q & A with Dr. Julian Zelizer

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare? Dr. Julian Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in Congress in a lecture hosted on Thursday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Special Collections Building. We also invite UGA students to join us for a breakfast recap with our guest speaker the following morning (April 6) at 9:00 a.m.

The Cruel Optimism of the Digital Panorama: Atlantic Humanism and Its Pacific Other

Why Walden pond might appear more virtual and a Pacific island more augmented can be better understood by returning to the archives of two print-age Pacific expeditions by James Cook and George Macartney. Both men ostensibly failed in their imperial tasks, and yet the printed journals and engravings of the expeditions, including the French wallpaper that Reihana draws upon, became fundamental to new conceptions of nature and empire in the late eighteenth century.

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