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March 2019

Graduate Student Symposium: Water and Wine: Disruption and Fluidity Over the Long Durée

March 15 - March 16

The 2019 UF History Graduate Symposium will honor the 90th anniversary of the first publication of the Annales Journal, which dramatically transformed the post-WWII historical field. We invite graduate students to present their research influenced and inspired by, or disrupting, this varying legacy. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of histoire totale and mentalités, which came to define the Annales School in the 1970s and 1980s, papers from all fields of the humanities that utilize an historical perspective are also…

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From Segregation to Black Lives Matter: A Symposium and Celebration of the Opening of the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History at the University of Florida

March 21 - March 23
George Smathers Libraries

National Symposium organized by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and the George A, Smathers Libraries to commemorate the opening of the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History, a collection of more than six hundred oral histories with African Americans on topics including slavery, segregation, and civil rights. This is part of a three-day symposium that will feature films, exhibits, and lectures on African American history. Speakers will include Professor Larry Rivers, Florida A&M, Evelyn Foxx, President Alachua…

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Gainesville, A Flashpoint of Feminist Revolution

March 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL + Google Map
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April 2019

Disability Studies Seminar: Finding Disability in the Archive, A Historical Approach

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DRC Reid Hall
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Honors Thesis Conference and Awards Luncheon

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Smathers 100, Library East + Google Map
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Slavery and the University of Florida: Exploring the Connections

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pugh Hall Ocora
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Douglas Brinkley Talk

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Bob Graham Center, the Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities, the Department of Journalism, and the Gus Burns Fund of the Department of History

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September 2019

President’s Arts & Humanities Luncheon: Jack Davis

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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“Workers Movements and the Arab Popular Uprisings of 2011”

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pugh Hall Ocora

A talk by Joel Beinin, Stanford University Arab workers, especially in Egypt and Tunisia, participated prominently in the popular uprisings of 2011. They were motivated by declining standards of living and loss of job security in the decades preceding the uprisings. In Tunisia, the mid-level leaders of the national trade union federation (the UGTT) and rank and file workers were critical participants in the movement that ousted president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. While there was a substantial movement of labor…

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Research in Progress Lunch: Dr. Daniel Rood

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Room, Keene Flint

“The Rural Afterlives of Slavery: Landownership, Politics, and Farming Practice Among Black Farmers in Clarke County, Georgia, 1865-1980” Motivated by the controversy over the University of Georgia’s 2016 disturbance of a burial ground of enslaved people, this paper examines the "rural afterlives" of slavery by looking at the dynamics of race, land ownership, and agricultural transformation in Athens-Clarke County between 1865 and 1980. This paper is the earliest phase of a micro-history that will place everyday agricultural practice, ecological strategies, and small-scale investment decisions…

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