Author Archives: Jill E. Anderson

Upcoming Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lecture: “Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA”

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The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies announces its Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture, “Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA,” by Deborah Gould, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University … Continue reading

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Making History, Writing History: Thoughts for Black History Month

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We often hear the phrases “living through history,” “witnessing history,” “history in the making.” We are literally always creating what historians call “primary sources,” which can be any kind of resource that is made, written, drawn, filmed, built. Almost anything … Continue reading

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New Publications: The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed and Migrations in the German Lands, 1500-2000

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Prof. Jared Poley of the History Department has recently published The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed (2016). A broadly ranging topical history, The Devil’s Riches focuses on the evolution of the concept of greed over the past five hundred years. … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16, 2017)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day falls on Monday, January 16, this year. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday designated by Congress in 1994 as a day of service. The holiday falls on the third Monday of January; … Continue reading

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New Film: Queen Nanny, Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (2016)

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Prof. Harcourt Fuller of the GSU History Department is co-creator and producer of the new film Queen Nanny, Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (2015), directed by Roy T. Anderson, now available in the GSU Library. To get a taste of the film, … Continue reading

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Middle East Studies Center Lecture: Robert G. Hoyland, “The Arab Conquests and the Rise of Islam”

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The GSU Middle East Studies Center announces the lecture “The Arab Conquests and the Rise of Islam,” by Robert G. Hoyland, on Tuesday, November 29 in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor, Room 2343, from 3:00 pm … Continue reading

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Upcoming African American Studies Lecture: “Black Lives Matter”

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Dr. Melina Abdullah, founding organizer of the Black Lives Matter Movement and chair of the Pan-African Studies Department at California State University, Los Angeles, speaks on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Auburn Avenue Research Library, … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

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Prof. Allen Fromherz of the History Department has recently published The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age (2016). The Near West is a political, social, and cultural history of a common … Continue reading

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#OrlandoSyllabus: Educators Respond to the Shootings in Orlando

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On June 12, Omar Mateen entered Pulse, an LGBTQ bar in Orlando, Florida, with at least an automatic rifle and a handgun. At least 49 people are dead as a result of the shootings, with 53 injured. Mateen was killed … Continue reading

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Celebrating Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

Muhammad Ali. World Journal Tribune photograph by Ira Rosenberg, 1967. Library of Congress.

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. in 1942, passed away on June 3, 2016. Still the only three-time world heavyweight champion, Ali was known for his powerful athleticism, his outsize personality, his controversial conversion to Islam as a young … Continue reading

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