"Barbarians and the Evasion of History": A talk by James Scott

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

Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Department of History in partnership with Dirty History: An Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism.

This is a FREE event, the public is invited

Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series Presents: Derrick P. Alridge

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.

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.

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


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