Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."
For history faculty only.
A guest lecture by Anna Bonnell Freidin (University of Michigan), sponsored by the Departments of History and Classics and the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts.
A discussion of selections from Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2016).
Fall 2018 Graduate Student Commencement.
Fall 2018 Undergraduate Commencement.
Franklin-Liverpool visiting faculty lecture. Dr. Christienna Fryar will be presenting, “Fears of Jim Crow: British Sovereignty, American Expansionism, and the 1907 Kingston Earthquake.”
This is a FREE and public event.
Professor Thomas Whigham is retiring from teaching history at Georgia in December. Dr Whigham has been teaching history for us since 1986. We'll have some refreshments in the hall Thursday Dec. 6 for any students or faculty who want to stop by and wish Dr. Whigham a happy retirement.
Jonathan Sachs is Professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal and Principal Investigator of the Montreal-based Interacting with Print Research Group. His work focuses on British literature from 1750-1850, where his research explores the role of literature in constructing historical and temporal experience, including the uses of antiquity, the anticipation of the future, and practices of reading. His research has been supported by multiple awards from the SSHRC (Canada) and by residential fellowships at the Institut
This tour investigates the ways that the namesakes and landmarks at UGA were intertwined with the histories of persons of color, African Americans in particular. It is based on a collaborative research project involving undergrads, grad students, and faculty in the Department of History. Open to the public.