The African Studies Institute presents the 2018 Spring Lecture on Thursday, March 29 at 8am in the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium on North Campus. African Philosopher Alloy S. Ihuah will present this year’s inaugural lecture, “MADIBAISM: An African Leadership Philosophy of the New Past and the Old Future.” The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, from the University of California Davis, will present: "Conservation, Cooperation and Carbon Credits: The challenge of REDD+ on Pemba Zanzibar," Friday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Baldwin Hall, room 264.
The lecture is part of the 2018 Anthropology Spring Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the African Studies Institute.
Civil rights trailblazer Maria Varela was the first Latina to document through the camera lens the civil rights struggles of people in the rural South and Southwest. A community organizer who worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, her pictures and powerful narrative stories give an insider’s view of efforts to empower African-Americans and Latinos. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and her photos have been featured at the Smithsonian Institution and elsewhere.
“Soft-Psy Strategy: U.S. Media Intervention in the Middle East,” Matt Sienkiewicz, associate professor of communication and international studies at Boston College.
"West Meets East: Commerce Between Ancient Rome and South Asia," Sethuraman Suresh, India Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage.
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series, "Why Did So Many Crossdressers Fight in the American Civil War?," features doctoral candidate Kate Dahlstrand. Dahlstrand won this year's graduate student competition in the Lunch Time Machine guest speaker contest. A veteran herself, she is currently teaching a course on the history of American veterans.
Free pizza will be served.
"Looking for Parallels and Intersections in U.S. and Mexican History," Tore Olsson, UGA history alumni and current Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Olsson's new book is Agrarian Crossings (Princeton U 2017).
Learn more about his book at: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/11186.html
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Ari Levine. Professor Levine specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern China, and he teaches courses in Chinese, East Asian, and world history. He is the author of Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China, and he’s currently completing a book project on urban space and cultural memory in the Northern Song capital of Kaifeng.
Free admission, free pizza.
This is an FYO event.
James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University will present a talk on veteran's history.
The Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series, in celebration of Black History, presents guest lecturer Derrick P. Alridge, from the University of Virginia. Alridge is the author of the book The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Dubois, and member of UVA's "Commission on Slavery." He is also the founder and director of Teachers in the Movement.
Special Honorees include: former Athens Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, and Chief Magistrate Patricia Barron.