History at Work
the Department's guide to your post-college career
History Alum James C. Thompson, Fulbright Scholar
Fulbrighter James C.Thompson (UGA '17) is on his way to Freiburg, Germany.
Our Amazing Student Kathryn Veale
We already knew our Master's history student Kathryn Veale is amazing. Read the entire article about Kathryn on the UGA web site.
Summer Program in Public History
apply to learn and intern in Washington, DC
was founded at UGA by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry in the belief that new technologies make possible a new kind of humanities research
Spring Break March12-16. No classes.
James Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology, Yale University. Author of Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, 2017, and Weapons of the Weak, 1987
This is a FREE event, the public is invited
The Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series, in celebration of Black History, presents guest lecturer Derrick P. Alridge, from the University of Virginia. Alridge is the author of the book The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Dubois, and member of UVA's "Commission on Slavery." He is also the founder and director of Teachers in the Movement.
Special Honorees include: former Athens Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, and Chief Magistrate Patricia Barron.
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.
Faculty and graduate students only. This Friday's paper is by James Wall, a doctoral candidate in history: “The Man Who Owns the Land Owns You”: New Communities, Incorporated and the End of the Rural War on Poverty."
James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University will present a talk on veteran's history.
In honor of the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the Colored Conventions Project are jointly hosting an event bringing together people to transcribe the Freedmen's Bureau Papers.
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.
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