Author Archives: Jill Anderson

Lecture: Prof. Lela Urquhart, “The Politics of Religious Expression in Ancient Magna Graecia

The Georgia State University Center for Hellenic Studies announces a lecture titled “The Politics of Religious Expression in Ancient Magna Graecia” by Prof. Lela Urquhart of the Department of History, on Monday, November 10 at 4:30 pm. In antiquity, long … Continue reading

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Lecture: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”

cover, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

On Wednesday, October 22, historian and activist Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will give a lecture on “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.” Co-sponsored by SPEAK, BlackOUT, Faces of Feminism, GSU’s Special Collections and Archives, the Institute for Women’s, Gender, … Continue reading

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Library Workshop: Teaching with Archival Sources

Morna Gerrard, GSU’s Women and Gender Collections Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s Studies Librarian, will be offering a workshop for faculty and graduate students on “Teaching with Archival Sources” from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 9 … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: East Meets East: Chinese Discover the Modern World in Japan, 1854–1898: A Window on the Intellectual and Social Transformation of Modern China

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Department of History professor Douglas R. Reynolds, along with Carol Reynolds, has recently published the book East Meets East: Chinese Discover the Modern World in Japan, 1854–1898: A Window on the Intellectual and Social Transformation of Modern China (2014). From … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Missouri: Difficult Stories

map of Ferguson, Missouri in relation to St. Louis City

On Saturday, August 9, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, age 18, a graduate of Normandy High School who was about to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday, August 11. Details remain murky but there … Continue reading

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History Department Faculty in Conversation: The Carter Center, June 19, 2014

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum logo

Georgia State’s Department of History’s former instructor Mike O’Connor will be speaking on Thursday, June 19, at the Carter Center, in a conversation with David Sehat, an associate professor of history at Georgia State. O’Connor is the author of the … Continue reading

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Department of History’s 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture: “Caribbean Slavery”

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The GSU Department of History announces the 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Philip Morgan, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, on Friday April 4, 2014. Dr. Morgan will speak on “Caribbean Slavery.” Though he … Continue reading

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To Learn More: Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (1853)

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Last night the film Twelve Years a Slave, a wrenching portrait of a free black man kidnapped into slavery, won the Oscar award for Best Film; the film’s director, Steve McQueen, became the first black director to win for Best … Continue reading

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Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Talk: The Future of Reproductive Justice

Dr. Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania

The Georgia State University Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities announces an upcoming talk by Dr. Dorothy E. Roberts, “The Future of Reproductive Justice,” on Monday, February 10, 2014. Dr. Roberts is George A. Weiss Professor of Law and Sociology … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014

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January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday falling on the third Monday of January, near King’s birthday on January 15, 1929. The holiday was established in 1983 after a long struggle, and in 1994 Congress designated … Continue reading

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