The University of Georgia History department is committed to the study of European history, defined in the broadest possible terms. The graduate faculty includes Europeanists whose specializations cover a wide variety of geographic and thematic areas. Chronologically, we range from the ancient world to the late twentieth century. Our particular thematic strengths encompass: war & society; women & gender; intellectual & cultural history; nationalism & imperialism; popular culture; French history; twentieth-century Europe. Many of our faculty are involved in teaching and research that examines the relationship between Europe and the world. Several Europeanists are collaborating with scholars of the Americas and Africa to develop a program in the Atlantic world. Graduate students in European history who choose to do so may also develop minor fields in the history of North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East or Africa. In scholarship and teaching alike, we investigate European history as a subject unto itself and within the larger context of the world. In broadening the reach of European history, we also hope to foster inter-disciplinary work and so encourage graduate students to avail themselves of the opportunities offered by related departments. Past masters' and doctoral students have taken courses in classics, comparative literature, romance languages, and anthropology. Because the department welcomes graduate students from other departments in history colloquia and seminars, there are rich possibilities for inter-disciplinary discussion. Students at the University of Georgia have access to an abundance of resources in area libraries and through local seminars. The University of Georgia libraries have rich primary and secondary sources for advanced research (in particular in French and central European history), which are complemented by collections at nearby Emory University and other Atlanta campuses. Local intellectual life is enhanced by several colloquia in which graduate students are encouraged to participate. In addition to the monthly departmental colloquium, where faculty present current research for discussion, there are seminars in French and in Russian studies which draw participants from the broader academic community. The University of Georgia Center for Humanities and Arts regularly invites prominent intellectuals to campus for lectures and in-residence workshops; it also sponsors weekly lunch-in-theory brown-bag seminars.
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the Department's guide to your post-college career
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History Professor receives 2015 Governor's Award
Congratulations to Jim Cobb (history prof and alum) who received a 2015 Governor’s Award
2017 Summer Program in Public History
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