History

Georgia State Leads Effort to Submit Civil Rights Sites for World Heritage Recognition

Georgia State University has recently received a $600,000 grant from the Alabama Tourism Department to develop a serial nomination of U.S. Civil Rights sites to be submitted to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage list.

“We’re creating a list of what are the most significant sites that tell the story of… more »

History Professor Produces CD for Jamaican Cultural Group After Visit to Campus

In September, eleven members of a Jamaican Maroon ensemble called the Moore Town Granny Nanny Cultural Group traveled to Georgia State University to perform as a part of history Assistant Professor Harcourt Fuller’s Jamaican Maroon Project. Now, Fuller has produced a CD for the group.

“The Granny Nanny Cultural Group is featured in my documentary,… more »

College names Dean’s Early Career Award winners

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Monique Moultrie of Religious Studies, Julia Gaffield of History, and Suazette Reid Mooring of Chemistry.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding to rising faculty stars each year. The award helps the College of Arts… more »

History Professor Recognized with 2016 James Marston Fitch Award

Timothy Crimmins, Professor of History Emeritus, has been named the 2016 James Marston Fitch Award recipient.

The award is presented each year by the National Council for Preservation Education (NPCE) in memory of pioneering preservation educator James Marston Fitch. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of historic preservation education and dedication to moving… more »

History Department Receives Grant to Broaden Career Opportunities for Graduate Students

Georgia State University’s History Department has received a $3,000 Career Diversity for Historians grant from the American Historical Association (AHA) to fund programming that will introduce graduate students to a wide variety of career opportunities.

The grant was created to address the decline in traditional teaching jobs available for Ph.D. students.

“Georgia State… more »

Georgia State University’s English and History Departments Receive Grant to Transform Humanities Education

Georgia State University’s Student Innovation Fellowship Program, along with its English and History Departments, have been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. grant to improve Ph.D. students’ learning and prospective career experience.

The Next Generation Ph.D. program addresses the need for humanities Ph.D. students to be better prepared for… more »

History Professor Selected as 2016 Boucher Prize Winner

When history assistant professor Julia Gaffield won the 2016 Boucher Prize for her book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (UNC 2015), it was a surreal experience.

“The French Colonial Historical Society conference happens annually and this year’s conference was held at the University of Ottawa in Canada. I presented at the… more »

2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the winners of its 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award: Amna Shirazi and Steve Wrigley.

Shirazi is a top Atlanta immigration lawyer and activist who works on issues around deportation, asylum and human rights, domestic violence and family immigration. Wrigley is the vice chancellor for… more »

Professor’s New Book Examines Aftermath of Haitian Revolution

Julia Gaffield, assistant professor of history, attempts to deepen our understanding of the period between Haiti’s revolution and current-day Haiti in her book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World.

“I wanted to present a much more nuanced understanding of what Haiti is,” said Gaffield. “Most of the time, news outlets talk about Haiti in the… more »

Ph.D. Student Honored for African American History Research

History Ph.D. student Kenja McCray was recently selected to receive the Association of Black Women Historians’ Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Award for her dissertation chapter, “Education Didn’t Mean Having a Degree: It Meant Serving All of Humanity.” She received the award at the Centennial Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life… more »