Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:41pm
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…
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:39pm
James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University will present a talk on veteran's history. We tend to imagine Union veterans of the Civil War as slightly stooped, white-bearded old men who appeared on Decoration Day and the Fourth of July to bask in the warmth of their country’s gratitude for saving the Union.  They embraced their role in history and drew their self-esteem and sense of worth from the past.  This is, however, only a…
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:36pm
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.…
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:28pm
In recognition of the 2018 national Women’s History Month theme “Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women,” the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia will be sponsoring numerous programs in March. This year’s Women’s History Month Keynote Address will be presented by Andrea J. Ritchie, Researcher-in-Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Criminalization at the Social Justice Institute of the…
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 5:54pm
"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.
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:09pm
Bakari Sellers, CNN political analyst, will present “Education, Civil Rights and Equality: Cornerstones for our Future” as the 2018 Mary Frances Early Lecture. At age 22, Sellers was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, making him both the youngest member of the state legislature as well as the youngest African-American elected official in the nation. Sellers represented South Carolina’s 90th district in the state legislature…
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:07pm
Gale Anne Hurd, CEO of Valhalla Entertainment; Will Packer, Emmy-nominated producer; Jeff Stepakoff, executive director, Georgia Film Academy; and Lee Thomas, division director of the film, music and digital entertainment division at the Georgia Department of Economic Development will present “Hollywood South: The New $9.5 Billion Georgia Industry.” Hurd has produced numerous works of film including “The Walking Dead,” “The Terminator” and “The…
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:02pm
Shirley Brice Heath, Marjorie Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Literature and Professor of Linguistics, emerita, at Stanford University will present “The Arts as Brick and Mortar of Community Building” as the 2018 Aralee Strange Lecture.  Heath is a linguistic anthropologist whose research focuses on learning through sustained experience in art and/or science as well as across various environments. She has written several books and…
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 5:59pm
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award-winning journalist and alumna, will present “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” as this year's Holmes-Hunter Lecture. One of the namesakes of UGA’s Holmes-Hunter Academic Building and the annual Holmes-Hunter Lecture, Hunter-Gault was one of the first two African-American students to enroll at UGA. Throughout her celebrated career as a journalist, Hunter-Gault has received numerous honors including two Emmys, a Peabody…
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 5:19pm
Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, will present “Tackling Postsecondary Challenges Today.”  Cooper has served as the deputy director for the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance at the U.S. Department of Education. She also provides commentary to various media outlets including NPR, FOX News, the Washington Post and C-SPAN. Cooper is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Aspen…