History at Work: What Do Public Historians Do and How to Become One

This installment features Dr. Akela Reason, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UGA and Director of UGA’s Public History Internship program in Washington, DC. Dr. Reason explains what public historian do and how to become one. Find out about the many paths to becoming a public historian and the diverse career options.

History at work is an ongoing series sponsored by the Department of History at UGA. Each episode a different speaker presents career options for history majors and those interested in the careers and work of historians.

Book Sale

HGSA Book Sale. Hardcovers $2- Paperbacks $1. Proceeds to go to HGSA and Samaritan's Purse international relief for Puerto Rico efforts.

UGA at Oxford Guest Lecture: Ian Archer

The UGA at Oxford program is excited to be hosting Dr Ian Archer of Keble College, Oxford, here in Athens this October 10th-15th. Dr Archer will be here for the UGA at Oxford Homecoming Tailgate and the program will be celebrating his 25 years of teaching for the UGA at Oxford program, particularly in the fields of Tudor-Stuart England and the Renaissance & Reformation. His lecture in the afternoon on Thursday, October 12, which will be titled, "The Transformation of London, 1550-1700."

The German Election and Why it Matters: A Roundtable Discussion

With Chancellor Angela Merkel up for a fourth term amid challenges from the Social Democrats and the populist Alternative for Germany, the election of September 24 holds the potential to reshape German politics. The Transnational European Studies program, the Germanic and Slavic Studies department, and SPIA present this roundtable discussion of the elections in Germany and Europe, 2016-17. Speakers include Alex Sager (Germanic and Slavic Studies), Markus Crepaz (SPIA), Cas Mudde (SPIA), and Jan Uelzmann (Georgia Tech).

Refreshments will follow the event.

The Athens Historical Society presents "CSI Dixie: The View from the American South's County Coroner's Offices, 1800 - 1900"

Join us for an Athens Historical Society presentation on, CSI Dixie: The View from the American South's County Coroner's Offices, 1800 - 1900, as Dr. Stephen Berry provides a glimpse into Victorian-era coroner's inquests, some of richest records we have of life and death in the nineteenth century South. Using extant coroners' inquests for the state of South Carolina between 1800 and 1900, Dr. Berry will explore how race, place, gender, profession, behavior, and good and bad luck played large roles in how our forebears exited this world. .


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