Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:08am
The University of Georgia has awarded a grant to a 22-member UGA academic team to study the history of slavery at UGA from the institution’s founding in 1785 until the end of the Civil War in 1865. The research team—which spans multiple schools, colleges and other units across the university—will conduct a multidisciplinary study of enslaved African Americans who labored on the UGA campus. In September, the team submitted a proposal, which was…
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 3:07pm
In the spirit of Homecoming week, the history department welcomes back alumnus speak Sean Vanatta: Join the Russell Library for a lunch and learn held in conjunction with the exhibit Now and Then: 1979. Sean Vanatta, a "triple dawg" and visiting assistant professor of history in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, will present on the Volcker Shock and the end of financial stability.  The Volker Shock, a policy…
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 10:14am
UGA Classics in Rome completed its 50th anniversary program this summer. Elena Bianchelli, senior lecturer in the classics department, and Christopher Gregg, professor-in-charge of the UGA Classics in Rome program, accompanied 24 students for six weeks studying the archaeology, topography, history, and art of Rome.  On October 4 and 5, the program will host an alumni reunion at the Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate the program’s 50thanniversary…
Mon, 09/30/2019 - 1:09pm
The University of Georgia welcomes renowned historian and anthropologist James F. Brooks as the inaugural holder of the Carl and Sally Gable Distinguished Chair in Southern Colonial American History. An innovative scholar and teacher, Brooks is author of the prize-winning book Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship and Community in the Southwestern Borderlands, which garnered seven major prizes including the Bancroft, Parkman and Turner prizes.…
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:52pm
Sarah Deer, 2014 MacArthur Fellow, Chief Justice for the Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies professor at the University of Kansas, is the featured speaker for the fifth annual American Indian Returnings (AIR) lecture September 19, 4:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art. Th event is supported by the Eidson Foundation Fund, the Department of English, with…
Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:25am
Franklin faculty continue to lead by sharing their expertise on many international issues of the day. A recent sampling: Greenland’s in the middle of a record melting event - Distinguished Research Professor and Franklin College associate dean Thomas Mote quoted in a widely circulated article, Science Alert Academics, sports or both? A personal reflection from an atmospheric scientist - Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of…
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:25am
Franklin College faculty and students continue to shine with distinguished accomplishments, honors, awards, prizes and fellowships. Congratulations and kudos to: Military historian and professor John H. Morrow is the 13th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing  Professor of geography John Knox will receive the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award from the American…
Mon, 08/19/2019 - 11:04am
The history department hosted eight undergraduate students during July for the History Fellows Summer Institute. The program is an opportunity to share the University of Georgia with college students from underrepresented groups attending schools around the region and to build better relationships with their institutions. The focus of the History Fellows Summer Institute is to create broad new inroads for underrepresented students from Georgia…
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 3:30pm
The university is celebrating the 'one giant step for mankind' that took place in July 1969, including the current "Moon Rocks!" exhibition at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library curated by Sarah Anderson, UGA graduate student in history: Anderson curated “Moon Rocks!,” an exhibition hosted by UGA’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Anderson previously…
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:53am
Military historian and professor of history John H. Morrow, Jr. is the 13th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing:   The Pritzker Literature Award—which includes a gold medallion, citation, and $100,000 honorarium—recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history and affairs.…
Fri, 06/28/2019 - 2:02pm
Even during the quiet days of June, Franklin College faculty expertise never sleeps! Here are a few of the many articles written by or featuring the work of faculty members from across the college over the past month:   Meteorologists fear 5G network could take forecasting back to the 1980s, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography Marshall Shepherd speaking on CBS This Morning Researchers use…
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:42am
Also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, the holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former confederacy. Though President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, it took a while for the news to get to Texas. More…
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 1:11pm
UGA's Public History Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C., is currently underway.  Public history is the work that historians do outside of the university to bring history to a wider audience. This can take place in many different settings but includes historic sites, museums, archives, libraries, parks, and monuments. Associate professor of history and director of the summer program Akela Reason shares this update: The students just…
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 1:59pm
The Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship Program at UGA recently received a $100,000 intensive domestic language studies scholarship from the Institute of International Education and the National Security Education Program to help fund the study abroad experience of Russian Flagship students: The program—which admitted its freshman cohort of 20 students in fall 2018—awards each student $5,000 to study abroad during the summer and $15,000 to…
Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:00am
Next week, the Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame will host the second annual Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies: The week-long residential seminar brings together 20 faculty members and Ph.D. students from both institutions, representing all ranks and many different disciplines, this year ranging…
Wed, 05/22/2019 - 2:28pm
The University of Georgia Press created an endowment to fund a publishing apprenticeship program for students from the history department graduate program. The Peggy Heard Galis History Ph.D. Apprenticeship will allow history Ph.D. candidates to gain insight into and experience in the scholarly publishing process: The Peggy Heard Galis apprentices will be Ph.D. students in the UGA history department. The apprentices will receive an in-depth…
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:17am
Mirror-like optical illusion in the deep Pacific Ocean and the world's first ever gene-edited lizards lead the many media mentions of research and scholarship by Franklin faculty during April. A sample: Why our youth should be celebrated not mocked – a climate case study, writes Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Forbes in his regular column at Forbes   Church in the Maelstrom: A historian’s reflection on the violence…
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:33am
Senior Kaylee Jerman’s desire to help others has led her through her study abroad trips, volunteering with UGA Miracle and showing off the campus to visitors. She’ll continue to pursue that passion in the Peace Corps: Many of my highlights here at UGA have been spent overseas. The summer after my freshman year I went on a trip with the Warnell School of Forestry to Botswana and South Africa. I spent that month learning how to be a safari guide,…
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:36am
Scott Nelson, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Humanities in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship: Nelson, who specializes in 19th-century American social history in the department of history, has authored or co-authored five books, most recently “A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters.” “The Guggenheim…
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 9:55am
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents an extraordinary panel discussion and a presentation by photographer and video artist Christo Doherty on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art: Doherty [associate professor and deputy head of the Wits School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg] will present on his recent research and photographs concerned with the removal of statues and monuments…
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:25am
Faculty, alumni and 'statistical significance' lead our media mentions for the month of March: Goldman’s “flexible” dress code takes a cue from Silicon Valley – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm at – Yahoo! Finance   UGA experts discuss future of CRISPR gene research after international controversy – R&B quotes Michael Terns, distinguished research professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology   UGA…
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:17am
An extraordinary diversity of subject matter expertise shared in the media during February by Franklin faculty, on hot topics of the day and perennial issues from human affairs to climatic challenges. Here's a sample of the great work by public-spirited scholars, outside the classroom: Freda Scott Giles,associate professor emerita of theatre and film studies and African-American studies, presents lecture on W.E.B. Du Bois at UGA Chapel – R&B…
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 9:36am
Come explore one of the most fascinating disciplines on campus as we celebrate World Anthropology Day today, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Baldwin Hall: Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate their discipline while sharing it with the world. The Department of Anthropology at UGA has organized activities and displays to showcase how this field helps in understanding humanity's past, present and future. All members of the public and UGA…
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:38am
History faculty member Jennifer Palmer, along with Julia Gaffield of Georgia State University and Conservateur-en-Chef of the Bibliothèque Hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit Patrick Tardieu, will collaborate on a project to digitize materials printed before 1820 during the colonial, revolutionary, and early independence periods in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). The materials are housed at the Bibliothèque hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit, the…
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 1:14pm
As UGA continues to celebrate 100 years of coeducation, the Institute for Women's Studies presents a timely and contextual discussion in their Friday Speaker Series on Feb. 1 at 12:20 in MLC 250. This year we celebrate the centennial of UGA officially admitting women, but where did women get an education before that? Undergraduate student Kristen Gragg will talk about her research into the Lucy Cobb Institute, as well as its sometimes troubled…