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World Anthropology Day, Feb 15

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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This week, the department of anthropology is hosting a celebration for World Anthropology Day, Feb 15, 1-4 pm in the lobby of Baldwin Hall to showcase how this field helps in understanding humanity's past, present and future.

World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every industry. The event is free and open to the entire university community, and will include a range of events and activities that showcase what anthropology...

Black History Month 2018

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

The University of Georgia and the Franklin College celebrate Black History Month 2018 with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus. Events began on Feb. 1 and Black History Month Kickoff is at noon on Monday Feb. 5 at Tate Plaza. An extraordinary breadth of lectures, performances, screenings and discussions featuring our students as well as guests to campus punctuate the celebrations all month long. The complete listing of events and opportunities is a testament to the variety and depth of what a university is all about.

 In honor of the observances and celebrations...

The allure of archeology's mysteries

Posted 5 months 2 days ago
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David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke at UGA in November about his search for Georgia's lost Spanish missions. It was a fascinating discussion, detailing how myths work thier way into our culture and outlining how and why archeology remains a very important corrective:

Thomas began the lecture by discussing California, which he said is greatly influenced by its Hispanic history. Californians view St. Junipera Serra as the founding father of California. The Carmel Mission holds St. Serra's library and his cell. Visiting the site...

Feel the history!

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

The department of history brings this excellent new hype video. History!

 

Call for fellowship applications: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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The Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts invite applications for fellowships as part of a new professional development initiative, the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies:

The seminar is open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Georgia. It is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation. 

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The one-week seminar will take place in Berlin and feature distinguished speakers with...

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