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Happy Juneteenth

Posted 1 week 1 day ago
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Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States:

in 1979 Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. (Ironically, the bill was passed on June 7, the anniversary of Homer Plessy’s arrest on the East Louisiana line, as covered in Plessy v Ferguson: Who Was Plessy.) Leading the charge was Rep. Al Edwards of Houston,...

Summer Program in Public History in Washington, DC

Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
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Public history is the work that historians do outside of the university to bring history to a wider audience. This can take place in many different settings but includes historic sites, museums, archives, libraries, parks, and monuments.

UGA's Summer Program in Public History consists of a two-course sequence (6 credits).

During Maymester students take HIST 4026, Public History in Washington, DC, which offers an introduction to public history in the nation's capital. Class meetings are held at cultural institutions on the Washington Mall. During these site visits, students...

Professor in Profile: Claudio Saunt

Posted 1 month 5 days ago
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The University of Georgia website features a short written profile and video of Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt. Saunt, who's been featured on the Chronicles many times, is known for his interest in early American, Native American and digital history. His digital projects, which give many people outside of academic access to interactive historical perspectives, has helped him make his mark.

 

He is among an elite cohort of historians who have gained scholarly and public attention for their inclusive, continental approaches to...

First African-American Ph.D. in statistics at UGA

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Stacy Cobb takes the Commencement stage tomorrow and steps into UGA history as she adds a chapter to her own wonderful story:

The first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Georgia, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician.

Along the way, Cobb has discovered an expansive capacity for learning, the importance of role models and the crucial role that confidence plays in the formula for academic success.

She returns to the UGA campus Friday for Commencement ceremonies to receive the doctorate she...

Noted and Quoted, April 2017

Posted 2 months 11 hours ago
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Franklin faculty and students continue to be quoted by and to author articles across worldwide media, including all major print publications. A sample from the past few weeks:

Research by Archeology graduate student Sammantha Nicole Holder had her featured in The Guardian (reconstructing the diet of Napoleon's Grand Army)

The other side of Confederate Memorial Day (Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus James Cobb) – Time

Four words people ask meteorologists about that are actually not weather terms (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor...

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