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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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Data Literacy

When data is properly collected, analyzed and presented it can help us understand complex systems and improve decision making. Conversely, bad data will mislead us and distort our perception of the world around us. Given that we are constantly inundated with … Continue reading

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Middle East Studies Center Panel Discussion: Trump and the Middle East

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The GSU Middle East Studies Center will present a panel discussion “Trump and the Middle East” on Tuesday January 24 in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor, Room 2343, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Panelists include: … 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 Faculty Publication on The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression

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Congratulations to Dr. Brett Esaki of the Department of Religious Studies on the  publication of his book: Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression (Oxford University Press). From the publisher: Japanese Americans have developed complex … 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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New Faculty Publication: Modes of Human Rights Literature: Towards a Culture Without Borders

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Prof. Michael Galchinsky of the English Department has recently published Modes of Human Rights Literature:  Toward a Culture Without Borders  (2016). This sophisticated book argues that human rights literature both helps the persecuted to cope with their trauma and serves as … 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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Symposium: “Still the Black Mecca? Race, Social Inequality, and Urban Displacement in 21st Century Atlanta”

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Wednesday, November 9, 1:00pm-7:00pm at the Georgia State University Law School FULL AGENDA HERE ~ REGISTER HERE This symposium offers four separate panel discussions addressing the status of racial equity in Atlanta, presented by GSU scholars (including the library’s Joe Hurley, … Continue reading

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