The Dirtiest Work of All: Manual Scavenging, a Caste-Based Occupation in India

With an introduction by Jay Driskell, author of Hard Work: A History of Sanitation and the Teamsters.

Part of the “Dirty Work” conference (, which is funded by the UGA Department of History, the Provost, the Vice President for Research, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Southern Historical Association, the Southern Labor Archives, and the University of Georgia Press.

Free and open to the public.


The 2017-18 History Department Graduate Student Awards

photo of gradaute students in history at annual awards upstairs in Demosthenian Hall April 23 2018

Our 2017-18 Graduate Student Award ceremony was held Monday April 23, in Demosthenian Hall. Congratulation to our award recipients and graduating students!


The following students are graduates of our Master's and Doctoral programs in history for 2017-18:

Zachary Allen (MA)          

Paloma Carroll (MA)

Hunter Hellwig (MA)

Gabriell Johnson-Cameron (MA)

Isabel Mann (MA)

Laura Nelson (MA)

Emma Rountree (MA)

Charles Sills (MA)

Lauren Titley (MA)

Kathryn Veale (MA)

History Pop-up Exhibit!

Students in Prof. Soper's crime and punishment class are setting up their own pop-up exhibit, on display at the Russell Special Collections Building, Room 285, on Friday, April 27 from 1 to 2:30.  The title of the exhibit is "Unlocking Georgia:  Law, Crime, and Punishment."  Stop by and see the great items the students have found in our special collections!


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