Lecture

Lecture: Stephen Mihm

09/21/2017 - 5:30pm

“A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con men, and the Making of the United States,” Stephen Mihm, UGA history professor. Mihm's talk is in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush." Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Lecture: Drew Swanson

"From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining," Drew Swanson, history professor at Wright State University.

Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush, which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades, in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The Metalanguage of Race: Then and Now

The Institute for Women’s Studies has partnered with the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Institute for African American Studies, Franklin College, the Atlanta branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Athens Area Black History Bowl, to bring Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, to the University of Georgia as part of the Women’s History Month programming.

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