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Summer public history program in D.C.

Posted 2 years 1 week ago
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Terrific new opportunity puts UGA students within walking distance of the nation's greatest historical resources:

A new University of Georgia program in public history is offering students the opportunity to learn about the professional side of their discipline—through archiving artifacts, giving tours of historic sites or curating a historical collection of films—while living in Washington, D.C.

The program, offered by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences' department of history, will consist of a Maymester introduction to public history class followed by a summerlong...

Noted and Quoted, November 2015

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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In new stories about history, art, climate, psychology and the environment, Franklin faculty provided key insights in media from around the world. A sample from the past month:

Examining Hurricane Patricia. Marshall Shepherd, professor of atmospheric sciences, was asked if the storm’s media coverage was over-hyped. “Are you kidding me? How can you over-hype a record-shattering hurricane, packing EF-5 tornado winds, and approaching a major country?” Articles filed in Vox.com, Washington Post and Mexico News Daily.

Different strokes: Artists debate value of college – R&B...

Humanities events recap

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Today's issue of Columns includes three stories about some terrific recent events that highlight engagement with the humanities on campus, including the visit by acclaimed American novelist Alice Walker:

Walker, who came to UGA as the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding, spoke to capacity crowds Oct. 14 at the Chapel and Oct. 15 at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens.

Her message, which Walker delivered with her thoughtful, Zen-like tone, resonated with UGA students like Mansur Buffins, a second-year social studies education and African-American studies major....

Gregory Distinguished Lecture: Martha Hodes

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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At 4 p.m. this afternoon in the Chapel, NYU professor Martha Hodes will deliver the Gregory Distinguished Lecture:

"Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Aftermath of the Civil War," presented by  Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University. Public responses to Lincoln's assassination have been well chronicled, but Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of African-Americans and whites, yankees and confederates, men and women, soldiers and civilians—investigating the story of the nation's first presidential assassination on a human scale...

CSI Dixie: The History of Medical Science

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Forensics in the Steampunk South. Sherlock Holmes aside, how did they figure out whodunnits with gas lamps and magnifying glasses? Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series will provide the clues:

Stephen Berry, the Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era in the history department, will discuss "CSI Dixie: Medical Science and Death Investigation in the 19th Century South" at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in Room 250 of the Miller Learning Center. The talk is open to the public, and a reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center second floor rotunda.

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