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History at UGA

Exploring the study of our past as we prepare for our future.

Why study History?

History at UGA


The University of Georgia Department of History grants the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The department has a strong tradition of expertise in subjects ranging from early American to modern African American history, the Caribbean to the Middle East, early modern Europe to the modern U.S. South, popular culture to foreign policy, religion to global capitalism. Faculty members have won numerous teaching and scholarly awards, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Fulbright Awards, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, a Pulitzer Prize in History, a Bancroft Prize, a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award, and many others.


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Professor James Brooks is featured in a new article "Athens Indigenous past and present", By Guinevere Grant, The Red & Black
On behalf of UGA's History Department, I am pleased to report that our campaign to establish the John C. Inscoe Professorship in Southern History is now well underway. This new position honors John’s storied career at the University of Georgia, one that spanned nearly 35 years.

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eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry. The first project we launched was IndianNation, a crowdsource/mapping application that geolocates the 237,000 Native Americans captured in the 1900 census (the historic low point of the native population). Since then, eHistory has become a sort of digital collective -- a diverse group of scholars seeking to learn from each other as we experiment and rally on certain forms and formats of digital scholarship.

eHistory is a research cluster of UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, a core department of the Georgia Informatics Institute, and a founding member of UGA's DigiLab.

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