"Reading Outside the Canon: Some New Thoughts on Medicine in the Time of Galen," Vivian Nutton, a professor of the history of medicine and culture at the First Moscow State Medical School.
"German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie," Monique Laney, Auburn University. This lecture will be on the relocation of German rocket experts to the town of Huntsville, Alabama in 1950, and how the histories of German Nazism and Jim Crow in the American South intertwine in narratives about the past.
Dr. Danielle Boaz of UNC Charlotte Africana Studies department will discuss her work on gender and supernatural crimes in the Atlantic World.
A session of the Gender and History Workshop. For information, contact Leah Richier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science Series Lecture by Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and co-founder of the Center for Virtual History at UGA.
The lecture focuses on the increasing role of medical science in establishing precise causes of death in the 19th-century U. S., which in turn created a more precise and robust understanding of public health. The data is drawn from two sources—the South's county coroners' office records, 1800-1900 and the federal Mortality Censuses, which began in 1850 and ended in 1890.
Distinguished UGA alum John R. Parker Jr. (History, '73) presents a talk on "What’s a History Degree Good for Anyway?” John Parker is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served for this lunch hour talk.
Award-winning historian Catherine Clinton, author of Mary Lincoln: A Life(HarperCollins, 2009) delivers a short lecture on the myriad tragedies suffered by Mary Lincoln in the aftermath of her husband's murder. Inconsolable in grief, Mary Lincoln was then herself the victim of character assassination in stories that were circulated first by her enemies, then by her biographers and her historians.
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Reinaldo Román. Professor Román teaches courses in the history of the Caribbean, Latin America, and religion; he is currently working on a new book about spiritualism and utopian politics in Cuba in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Husseina Dinani. Professor Dinani teaches courses in the history of Africa after 1800, and on women in sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently working on a book about women, citizenship, and development in Tanzania.
Students of all majors are welcome. Free pizza. This is an FYO event.
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Akela Reason. Professor Reason teaches courses in U.S. intellectual and cultural history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the history of American cities and material culture.
This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Kevin Jones. Professor Jones teaches courses in the history of the Middle East, and he is currently writing a book on the political functions of poetry in Iraq between the first and second world wars.
Students of all majors welcome. Free pizza. This is an FYO event.