Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Andrew W. Fialka

Andrew Fialka will defend his doctoral dissertation, "Of Methods and Madness: A Spatial History Approach to the Civil War's Guerrilla Violence " in the Main Library Administrative Conference Room (2nd Floor). The Major Professor is Dr. Stephen Berry. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office to ensure adequate seating.

M.A. Thesis Defense: Gabriell Johnson-Cameron

Gabriell Johnson-Cameron will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "We Don't Have Racism Up Here" The Social Influence of the Presence and Advertisement of Slaves in Eighteenth-Century Scotland" on Wednesday morning. The major professor is Dr. Jennifer Palmer. Members of the university community are invited to attend. Please contact the graduate program if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

Michele Bogart Lecture: Public Art and Process in New York City

Art Historian Michele Bogart will examine recent controversies over public sculpture In New York City. Bogart's talk comes from research for a book-length study on public sculpture in New York City from the period spanning the Cold War and culture wars. The book titled, Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York will be published in April 2018. A scholar with wide-ranging interests, Bogart is a specialist on topics ranging from public monuments to advertising.

CFP: “Children, Youth, and War Symposium,” at the University of Georgia

A one-day symposium on Children, Youth, and War will be held at the University of Georgia on March 19, 2018.  Hosted by James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University, and Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia, the symposium will provide an intense exploration of all aspects—on both the home front and the battlefront—of the experiences of children in times of war in all eras and throughout the world.  Interdisciplinary (although historically based) approaches are welcome.  “War” will be defined broadly to include irregular and undecla

Julian Zelizer lecture: Politics in the Age of Partisan Warfare

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare?

Julian E. Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in "Ethics in the Age of Partisan Warfare." The lecture will explore past debates over ethics reform, as well as the push for new oversight and enforcement amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Discussion: Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China

Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based human rights researcher and advocate, will present his recently-published book on Thailand's evolving foreign relations and their geo-political implications in Southeast Asia.  After many post-World War II years as a key strategic ally of the United States, Thailand has begun a sharp pivot toward China.  Consistent with US policy drift since the turn of the century and Thailand deepening adoption of China's model of "authoritarian capitalism", the country is increasingly wi


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