Department of History

2018 Southern Labor Studies Association Conference

The University of Georgia will host the 2018 Southern Labor Studies Association conference, a biannual gathering of scholars, students, and activists. Keynote presentations include “Heard it on the Grapevine: Slave Labor, Mobility, and Power in Antebellum America” by Susan O’Donovan, the Dunavant University Professor at the University of Memphis, as well as a lunchtime keynote by Maurice Hobson of Georgia State University on the subject of his new book, The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta.

Lunchtime Time Machine

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series, "Who Opened the U.S.-Mexican Border?," features Cindy Hahamovitch. Hahamovitch is the author of two books: The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (1997) and the triple prize-winning No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (2011). She teaches courses on U.S. history, immigration, food and power, the U.S. between 1945 and 1975, and labor history.

Free pizza will be served.

Lunch Time Time Machine

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.

 

Lunchtime Time Machine Lecture Series

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.

Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series

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.

Black History Month Lecture

"Beyond Famous Firsts: Black History Month, Populism, and the American Protest Tradition," Adrienne Petty, associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary.

Petty’s research focuses on black farmers in the post-Civil War south. Her most recent book, Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War, is one of the books for the History Department’s Black History Month book clubs.

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