Department of History

Lunch Time Time Machine

03/27/2018 - 12:30pm

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

03/22/2018 - 12:30pm

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.

Lunchtime Time Machine: How do you counterfeit money (in nineteenth-century America)?

This installment of the Department of History’s undergraduate lecture series features Dr. Stephen Mihm. Professor Mihm teaches the second half of the U.S. survey and upper-division courses on nineteenth-century America and on the history of American capitalism. He the is author of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States and co-author of Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance.

Free admission, free pizza.


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