Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:47am
The department of anthropology presents a lecture, “Climate, Catastrophe, Collapse?: Using Climatic and Cultural History to Understand El Nino’s Role in Ancient Peru," with Dan Sandweiss from the University of Maine. Sandweiss will discuss the stresses and opportunities of El Niño for ancient societies on the Peruvian coast and the relationship between El Niño frequency and cultural change. The climatic perturbation known as El Niño offers a…
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 3:57pm
Freda Scott Giles, associate professor emerita of theatre and film studies and African-American studies, will deliver the 17th annual Founders Day Lecture on Monday, January 28, 1:30-3:30 pm at the UGA Chapel. The Founders Day Lecture is hosted by the UGA Alumni Association in partnership with the Office of the President, Provost’s Office and UGA Emeriti Scholars. The lecture has become a Founders Day tradition, drawing alumni, students, faculty…
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:36am
LunchTime Time Machine: Was There a Shark Week Before T.V.? This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Steve Soper and Jake Short. Soper teaches courses on the history of modern Europe, Italy, microhistory and the second half of western civilization. He is working on a new book about political prisoners in southern Italy on the eve of Italian unification. Short also teaches courses on the history of…
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:18am
"Breaking In and Having It All: Black Women and the Hollywood Jim Crow," Maryann Erigha, African American Studies and Sociology. Part of the Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series. Eigha is the author of "The Hollywood Jim Crow." A description of the book is below: The story of racial hierarchy in the American film industry  The #OscarsSoWhite campaign, and the content of the leaked Sony emails which revealed, among many other things, that a…
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 2:51pm
“From University Press to Public Exhibition: Finding Multiple Audiences for Historical Research," Tamar Carrol, associate pProfessor and acting department chair, Department of History, Rochester Institute of Technology. Carroll’s research bridges the fields of U.S. political and women’s and gender history, with a focus on the post-1945 period. Her book,Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism, examines the history and legacy…
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 2:31pm
In her talk entitled “Seeing Appalachia,” writer and public historian Elizabeth Catte will take a critical look at representations of the region in contemporary writing, photography and reporting, underscoring how the visual archive of Appalachia often renders a diverse and complicated place into a series of problems that threaten the nation's progress. Catte is author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, and is currently co-editing…
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:33pm
Rebecca Rutstein, an artist whose work spans painting, sculpture, installation, and public art and explores abstraction inspired by science, data and maps, will visit the University of Georgia as the third Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding. Rutstein will visit UGA twice during the upcoming academic year: in November as part of the national conference of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), and again in March.…
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:22pm
“Oh Say Can You See: American Art, Propaganda and the First World War,” David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University and Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor at Oxford University. Presented in conjunction with “For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Collection of Murray and Ann Blum.” Lubin considers how patriotism, religion, gender, banking and pacifism were all called into play visually…
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:19pm
The Gregory Distinguished Lecture series presents Andrea Wulf, New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World. Wulf’s writing reveals the  life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today.
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:14pm
Sushil Prasad, professor of computer science at Georgia State University, director of the Distributed and Mobile Systems Lab and NSF program director, will present a lecture entitled, “Innovations in NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research Workforce Development and Education Programs.” He has carried out theoretical as well as experimental research in parallel and distributed computing, resulting in more than 140 refereed publications, several…