Glenn Eskew receives the 2015 Hugh McCall Award

Posted On March 11, 2015
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Congratulations to Professor Glenn Eskew, who received the Hugh McCall Award from the Georgia Association of Historians at its 2015 annual conference in Statesboro. Given once every three years, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship, teaching, and encouragement of the study of history–all areas in which Dr. Eskew has distinguished himself. Previous winners of… more »

Dr. Cliff Kuhn and the Oral History Association

Posted On February 12, 2015
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Cliff Kuhn specializes in twentieth-century southern history and oral history. He is the executive director of the Oral History Association, whose executive office is housed in the History Department here at Georgia State. His publications include Living Atlanta: An Oral History of the City, 1914-1948 (University of Georgia Press, 1990) and Contesting the… more »

Graduate Faculty Spotlight: Wendy Venet

Posted On February 5, 2015
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Wendy Venet specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. History and American women’s history. She is author, editor, or co-editor of six books, most recently A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta (Yale University Press, 2014). Her students have worked on a wide range of topics, including the Freedmen’s Bureau in Georgia, William… more »

Graduate Faculty Spotlight: Denis Gainty

Posted On February 5, 2015
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Denis Gainty specializes in modern Japanese history, and teaches World and East Asian as well as Japanese history. He has authored Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan (Routledge, 2013). His current book project focuses on bluegrass music in Japan as a context for understanding transnational tradition and identity. His MA… more »

Our students explore medieval history in Barcelona

Posted On September 7, 2014 by Jeffrey Young
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Dr. Allen Fromherz led GSU students through a study abroad experience in Barcelona in May 2014. The class focused on the “Medieval Marvels” of that city, as well as giving students a chance to appreciate the Catalonia’s 21st-century charms. In May 2015, Dr. Fromherz will be taking students to Italy, where they will visit Rome… more »

Shelby Lohr heads off to the University of Chicago

Posted On September 12, 2013
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After graduating with honors from Georgia State University in Spring 2014, Shelby Lohr is continuing her studies at the University of Chicago. As she begins her pursuit of her M.A., Shelby will be exploring Native American and African American history with an eye toward advancing into a career as a historian.