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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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    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.

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    History at Work

    The Department's guide to your post-college career

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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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Congratulations to the many graduate students who received annual awards at our recognition ceremony in April at the UGA Founders Memorial Garden. Graduating students were also recognized, including: Master's students Sachen Pillay and Christine Combs, and Ph.D.
A legendary historian presaged the problems now plaguing the field By James C. Cobb, April 3, 2023

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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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