The 2018 Somers Lecture will take place on Friday, April 6 at 2 pm in the Troy Moore Library. The speaker is Claude Clegg of UNC Chapel Hill, and the title of his presentation will be “Black America in the Age of Obama: The Challenge of Historicizing the Recent Past.”
Historian Keri Leigh Merritt will speak on March 30th at 1pm about her recently published book Masterless Men (Cambridge, 2017), as part of the department’s annual open house for prospective students. Don’t miss it!
Deborah Harkness is professor of history at the University of Southern California, where she focuses on the history of science during the early modern period. She is the author of two academic books, The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution (Yale, 2007) and John Dee’s Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature… more »
This Friday. Dec. 2 at 2 pm Jonathan Bryant of Georgia Southern University will give a talk entitled “Precedent Dangers: John Marshall, the Somerset Case, and the Antelope.” This will be in room 25 Park Place, room 2150. Dr. Bryant is an historian of nineteenth-century US history and the author of (among other things) Dark Places of the Earth: The… more »
We are proud to announce that Nick Wilding’s book, Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge (University of Chicago Press, 2014), has been awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies by the MLA. Wilding is currently a Mellon Foundation Fellow at the New York Public Library… more »
Is Atlanta’s BeltLine helping or hurting Atlanta’s growth and the process of gentrification? What is the experience of a black male in Atlanta when compared with that same experience in Baltimore? The new book City by City, edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, tackles some of these questions from the unique… more »
Dr. Ghulam Nadri will be presenting his research on indigo production at a workshop he has organized to take place at the London School of Economics on May 2, 2015. See the flyer and conference schedule below.
Adina Langer teaches Historic Preservation students how to create digital objects focused on the Beltline
This semester Heritage Preservation students are exploring the theory and practice of digital history in a new seminar taught by Adina Jocelyn Langer. Langer, a public historian who recently moved to Atlanta from Michigan, has designed the class around the Atlanta Beltline. Students are compiling images, documents, maps and oral histories into “digital… more »
Dr. Jacqueline Rouse will be honored as one of a select group of “pioneering scholars in Black Women’s History” at a Michigan State University conference on “Cross-Generational Dialogues in Black Women’s History” to take place March 20-21, 2015. Presentations by a number of distinguished speakers, including our own Dr. Mary Rolinson, will consider the honorees’… more »