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    Founded at UGA by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry in the belief that new technologies make possible a new kind of humanities research.

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    History at Work

    The Department's guide to your post-college career

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    Black Histories at UGA

    The history of the university is intertwined with the lives of African Americans — and we are committed to investigating that past, even when the campus landmarks don't adequately commemorate it.

History at UGA


The University of Georgia Department of History grants the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The department has a strong tradition of expertise in subjects ranging from early American to modern African American history, the Caribbean to the Middle East, early modern Europe to the modern U.S. South, popular culture to foreign policy, religion to global capitalism. Faculty members have won numerous teaching and scholarly awards, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Fulbright Awards, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, a Pulitzer Prize in History, a Bancroft Prize, a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award, and many others.

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Students are invited: build upon your reading, writing, and editing skills while helping students get published! Scan the QR code on the flyer image to apply. Open to all majors. If you have any questions, email Alyza.
Congratulations to Dr. Claudio Saunt! This year’s Robert F. Kennedy Book Award goes to Claudio Saunt for his book Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory, a heart wrenching and powerful indictment of our country’s shameful history.
Cindy Hahamovitch, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of Southern History in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2021 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry. The first project we launched was IndianNation, a crowdsource/mapping application that geolocates the 237,000 Native Americans captured in the 1900 census (the historic low point of the native population). Since then, eHistory has become a sort of digital collective -- a diverse group of scholars seeking to learn from each other as we experiment and rally on certain forms and formats of digital scholarship.

eHistory is a research cluster of UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, a core department of the Georgia Informatics Institute, and a founding member of UGA's DigiLab.

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