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Join us for a book talk with UGA alum Dr. Marvin Chiles, Assistant Professor of History at Old Dominion University. Chiles will discuss his research and new book, The Struggle for Change: Race and the Politics of Reconciliation in Modern Richmond (2023, University of Virginia Press). Free and open to the public. Refreshments from Big City Bread.   Flier for Feb 28 book talk with Dr. Chiles. Room 101 LeConte, 3 pm. (1.18 MB)
Helene Gayle, the 11th president of Spelman College and public health expert, will present the 2024 Holmes-Hunter Lecture.  Named in honor of Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes Sr., the first African American students to attend the University of Georgia, the lecture is sponsored by the Office of the President and focuses on race relations, civil rights and education. It has been held annually since 1985. Gayle will engage in a…
Stephanie Y. Evans is a professor of Black Women's Studies and served as director of the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University until 2022, concluding a dozen years of departmental administrative leadership. She is affiliate faculty in the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma and Resilience. Her research interest is Black women's intellectual history, particularly…
Professor Nastassja Pugliese will present a talk on 19th century Brazilian philosopher Nísia Floresta. Nísia Floresta is a Brazilian philosopher from the 19th century who wrote about the power dynamics of post-colonial Brazil and the difficulties of constructing a national, collective identity after colonization. Influenced by the practical Cartesianism of Poulain de la Barre through the pamphlets of Sophia, Floresta applies to social structures…
The department of history, the Institute of Native American Studies and the Gable Fund in Southern Colonial History present a talk by Alaina E. Roberts, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh: "Black Slavery, Native Nations, and the Path to Reconciliation." Building on her first book's examination of Black life in the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, Dr. Roberts will discuss her burgeoning examination of what it might look like to delineate…
The Institute for Women's Studies presents a Friday Speaker Series talk by Katelyn Stauffer on "The Politics of Perception: How Beliefs about Women's Inclusion Shape Democratic Legitimacy in the US."  Katelyn Stauffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research and teaching focus on topics related to gender and politics, representation, political institutions, and public opinion. Her current projects…
Dr. Eric Betzig Professor of Molecular and Cell biology and Eugene D. Commins Presidential Chair in Experimental Physics, Senior Fellow at the Janelia Research Campus, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, BerkeleyCo-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry From the 17th through the 19th century, beautifully artistic drawings of living specimens were inextricably linked to…
“Curious Minds: The Power of Connection” a book by Dani S. Bassett and Perry Zurn. Join us for a conversation with the authors, hosted by Alan Flurry. Philosopher Perry Zurn and Physicist Dani Bassett are identical twins who build on insights from their respective fields, as well as from neuroscience, history, education, network science, and art, to explore what it means to be curious and what role human connection plays in curiosity. Their…
MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow and University of Chicago sociologist Dr. Reuben Miller is the author of Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration, a “persuasive and essential” (Dr. Matthew Desmond) book that offers a “stunning, and deeply painful reckoning with our nation’s carceral system” (Heather Ann Thompson).  As a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and as a sociologist studying mass incarceration, he…
The African Studies Institute invites you to join us for the 2023 African Studies Fall Lecture on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. in room S151 at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.  This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr. David Olali, Academic Professional Associate and Assistant Director of the African Studies Institute. He will be presenting on the topic, “Religion, Globalization, and Africa in a World of Texts, Technology, and…
Paul Pfeiffer’s Red Green Blue establishes a previously unseen figure/ground relation within the spectacle of college sports and traditional understandings of how “game time” is constituted, maintained, and supported by a host of other labor formations and technologies of spectacle.To further investigate these interventions, Alessandra Raengo will locate Red Green Blue alongside two recent works: Josh Begley’s Concussion…
"Hidden Lives: Social Marginalization in the Ancient Greek World," Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver. Abstract: Studies of the ancient Greek world have typically focused on the life histories of elite males as they have made the most distinct mark on ancient Greek literature, art, and material culture. As a result, the voices of non-Greeks, the physically impaired, the impoverished, and the generally disenfranchised have been silent, which has…
Rahim Fortune's visit to the Lamar Dodd School of Art coincides with his inclusion in a major exhibition of Southern photography at the High Museum in Atlanta this fall titled A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845 (Sept. 15, 2023 - Jan. 14, 2024). The title of his lecture, “Complex interiority: New visions of the south,” is taken from an essay he penned in the High Museum's forthcoming monograph published…
The Nero you Never Knew: History and Urban Well-Being in Illuminated World Chronicles, ca. 1400 The ancient Roman emperor Nero often figures today as a stock embodiment of an abominable ruler. In the late Middle Ages, Nero also was deplored, but for crimes long forgotten in modern accounts. This lecture explores a story about unusual demands Nero made on a cluster of doctors, presented in word and image in a pair of illuminated…
Join the history department for a presentation by Dr. Justene Hill Edwards, University of Virginia, on “The Failed Promise of Black Economic Freedom in Reconstruction America.” Edwards' research explores the intersection of African American history, American economic history, and the history of American slavery. Specifically, she looks at slavery’s influence on the evolution of African American economic life. Her recently published book, Unfree…
This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Doctoral student Bryant Barnes, who presents the question, "How did a tiny man with an upset tummy terrify southern Democrats after the Civil War?" Bryant K. Barnes is a PhD student who studies interracial political movements in the Gilded Age US South. More specifically, he researches the connections between capitalism and the rise of Jim Crow segregation and…
A talk by Vivian Appler, associate professor in theatre and performance studies.  
Please join guests for a conversation with Erica Abrams Locklear, author of Appalachia on the Table: Representing Mountain Food and People (University of Georgia Press), and Josina Guess, assistant editor for Sojourners Magazine, to discuss Locklear's book and how long-held preconceptions about Appalachian foodways color our perception of the region and its people.  This event is free and…
Make plans to attend a lecture by Erica Jawin from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She will discuss the dangers of asteroids to life on Earth and how researchers develop and prepare planetary protection methods.  
A talk by Kathryn Manis, Instruction and community engagement libraian, UGA Special Collections Libraries.  
The Creative Writing Program at UGA and the Willson Center are delighted to host Willson Center Short Term Visiting Fellow Naheed Phiroze Patel.  Patel is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, The Guardian, Lit Hub, Poets & Writers, Chicago Review of Books, HuffPost, Scroll.in, BOMB Magazine, Public Books, PEN America, The Rumpus,…
Join us for a talk by Dr. Kris Lane, "Cash for Your Gold! Precious Metals, the Environment, & Early Modernity." A historian of early modern mining, Kris Lane revisits precious metals extraction and circulation in light of new approaches to materialism and environmental degradation. Kris Lane holds the France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History at Tulane University in New Orleans, USA. He is author of Pandemic in Potosí: Fear…
April's Athens Science Cafe. Frank McQuarrie, a UGA engineering Ph.D. candidate & oceanographic engineer, will present a talk "Antarctic Flow: Using Robots to Understand Ocean Currents" More about Athens Science Cafe
Dr. Chris Suh (Assistant Professor, Emory University) presents: “Asia, Asian America, and the American South: Doing Transpacific History in Georgia”. Suh's talk will draw from his new book, The Allure of Empire: American Encounters with Asians in the Age of Transpacific Expansion and Exclusion (Oxford University Press, March 2023), which tells the story of how the politics of interracial cooperation worked to define “progress” in an…
The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture series has brought more than 80 distinguished guests to the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia since 2002. Visiting Artists and Scholars spend three days on campus interacting with students and faculty, the culmination of which is a public lecture on the subject of the artist’s or scholar’s work. ETC Press is an international collaboration between two women: a German and an American.…

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