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February 2020

Feb 12

1920-2020: A Century of Suffrage and Voter Suppression

4:00 PM - Ustler Hall, University of Florida

The Gary C. and Eleanor G. Simons Lecture on American History. Speaker: Liette Gidlow, Associate Professor of History, Wayne State University

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Feb 14

Colonial Fantasies, Imperial Realities

4:30 PM - Smathers 100

A book talk with affiliated professor Lenny A. Ureña Valerio, presentations by Geoff Eley and Sueann Caulfield, University of Michigan.

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Feb 16

Hidden Lives Illuminated

5:00 PM - The Wooly @ 20 N. Main Street, Gainesville

Screening at the Museums Challenge Symposium presented by the Mellon Intersections Group on Mass Incarceration. At The Wooly (20 N. Main Street) Hidden Lives Illuminated is a project commissioned by Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site of animated short films created by artists incarcerated at the Pennsylvania State Corrections Institution at Chester and Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility for Women. Keynote speaker, Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President + Director of Interpretation will share remarks about the project. The Museums Challenge Symposium celebrates the work…

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Feb 20

“‘In Questionable Taste’: Performing Capitalism in the Gilded Age”

12:00 PM - Conference Room, Keene Flint

Lunchtime seminar featuring Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte, UNC Wilmington. This talk is funded by Sean Adams, the Hyatt and Cici Brown Professor of History.

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Feb 25

Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

2:00 PM - Smathers 100

Lecture by Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. Presented by the Mellon Intersections, Mass Incarceration Working Group See details here:

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March 2020

Mar 12

“Is American ‘Different?’ Antisemitism and the Belief in American Exceptionalism”

12:00 AM

Dr. Tony Michels, Department of History, University of Madison will be the speaker. The event is sponsored by Mitchell Hart, the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish History.

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April 2020

Apr 18

History Department Honors Conference

8:00 AM - Smathers 100

The eleventh annual Honors Thesis Conference is the culmination of a process that students in the History Department’s honor’s seminar have been working on since last summer. In the summer of 2019, students began collecting and reviewing primary source material from a wide range of archives. Some students, used documents UF’s own Smathers Library. Others traveled to archives at the United Nations, Harvard University, the University of New Mexico, in Cuba and in Europe. Others used online resources, from Netflix…

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October 2020

Oct 19

UF Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Public Lecture – Professor Joan Waugh

5:00 PM

The UF Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa invites you to join us on Monday, October 19, for a public lecture by Joan Waugh, renowned historian from UCLA and President-elect of the Society of Civil War Historians. Her talk is entitled “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe”: The Crime of the Century. Professor Waugh researches and writes about 19th-century America, specializing in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age eras. The event is free and open to all, and no registration is required. Simply click…

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