UGA NAACP Image Awards

The University of Georgia Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host our 8th Annual NAACP Image Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 12th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Ballroom located in Memorial Hall. This year’s theme is: “20 Years of Black Excellence”.  We will recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of our students, faculty, staff, and community members who promote social justice locally and abroad and advance the mission of the NAACP. 

Student Breakfast Q & A with Dr. Julian Zelizer

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare? Dr. Julian Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in Congress in a lecture hosted on Thursday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Special Collections Building. We also invite UGA students to join us for a breakfast recap with our guest speaker the following morning (April 6) at 9:00 a.m.

The Cruel Optimism of the Digital Panorama: Atlantic Humanism and Its Pacific Other

Why Walden pond might appear more virtual and a Pacific island more augmented can be better understood by returning to the archives of two print-age Pacific expeditions by James Cook and George Macartney. Both men ostensibly failed in their imperial tasks, and yet the printed journals and engravings of the expeditions, including the French wallpaper that Reihana draws upon, became fundamental to new conceptions of nature and empire in the late eighteenth century.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Katherine Brackett Fialka

Katherine Fialka will defend her doctoral dissertation, "Textual Healing: Female Readers, Self-Writing, And Sensibility In The American South, 1840-1900" in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The Major Professor is Dr. Stephen Berry. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office to ensure adequate seating.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Andrew W. Fialka

Andrew Fialka will defend his doctoral dissertation, "Of Methods and Madness: A Spatial History Approach to the Civil War's Guerrilla Violence " in the Main Library Administrative Conference Room (2nd Floor). The Major Professor is Dr. Stephen Berry. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office to ensure adequate seating.

M.A. Thesis Defense: Gabriell Johnson-Cameron

Gabriell Johnson-Cameron will defend her Master's thesis entitled, "We Don't Have Racism Up Here" The Social Influence of the Presence and Advertisement of Slaves in Eighteenth-Century Scotland" on Wednesday morning. The major professor is Dr. Jennifer Palmer. Members of the university community are invited to attend. Please contact the graduate program if you wish to attend, to ensure adequate seating.

Michele Bogart Lecture: Public Art and Process in New York City

Art Historian Michele Bogart will examine recent controversies over public sculpture In New York City. Bogart's talk comes from research for a book-length study on public sculpture in New York City from the period spanning the Cold War and culture wars. The book titled, Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York will be published in April 2018. A scholar with wide-ranging interests, Bogart is a specialist on topics ranging from public monuments to advertising.

CFP: “Children, Youth, and War Symposium,” at the University of Georgia

A one-day symposium on Children, Youth, and War will be held at the University of Georgia on March 19, 2018.  Hosted by James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University, and Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia, the symposium will provide an intense exploration of all aspects—on both the home front and the battlefront—of the experiences of children in times of war in all eras and throughout the world.  Interdisciplinary (although historically based) approaches are welcome.  “War” will be defined broadly to include irregular and undecla


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