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Documentary Screenings: “Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity”

Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, the film maker cannot travel to Atlanta. Both screenings have been cancelled as of 2/11/14.  The organizations co-sponsoring these events will try to reschedule for a future date. From 1976 – 1983 in Argentina, tens … Continue reading

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Snow Jam 2014: Planning Atlanta, Ryan Gravel, and a Car-Dependent Region

Photo Credit: William Brawley Few people can honestly deny that last week’s snow storm in Atlanta was a metropolitan-wide utter calamity.  Reflecting on the event that quickly became known as “Snow Jam 2014”, Ryan Gravel, Atlanta Beltline visionary, posed the … Continue reading

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How a Densely Populated Neighborhood Became Turner Field: A Map Essay

With the unexpected announcement that the Braves will leave the Atlanta neighborhood of Summerhill for suburban Cobb County, many in the city are left to speculate what will become of the Turner Field complex after the Braves make their departure.  … Continue reading

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Second Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium

Georgia State University’s Cities Initiative, the Department of Geosciences and Emory University’s Center for Digital Scholarship invite proposals for presentations at the Second Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium. The day-long symposium will be held April 4, 2014 at Georgia State University … Continue reading

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Remind me why I have to get IRB approval for my research…

You’ve probably heard of the shocking ethics violations of the Tuskegee syphilis experiments and medical experiments by Nazi physicians but did you know that in 1946, American… Public Health Service (PHS) researchers intentionally exposed over 1,300 non-consenting Guatemalan soldiers, prisoners, … Continue reading

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What the Bones Tell Us…

GSU Anthropology Professor Bethany Turner

Check out this recently-published article by GSU Anthropology Professor Bethany Turner reporting her archaeological research on mid-15th/early-16th century Peruvian sacrificial victims: Turner, B. L., Klaus, H. D., Livengood, S. V., Brown, L. E., Saldaña, F., & Wester, C. (2013). The … Continue reading

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Trouble Accessing Articles?

Looking for a specific article? Here’s how to tell if the library has it and how to get a copy if we don’t. Step 1: Find It @ GSU You’ll be able to access articles in journals the library subscribes … Continue reading

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Religious Studies Professor to Present Talk on Mesoamerican Religions

Dr. Molly Bassett will be giving a talk as a part of the Department of Anthropology’s Colloquium Series, entitled: “Working with Mesoamerican Religions: When is an Ethnohistory a Mythohistory?” The date of the presentation is Wednesday, April 10, at 10:30 A.M. in … Continue reading

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Visiting Distinguished Professor Lecture

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology presents a lecture by distinguished criminology scholar Dr. Ramiro Martinez, Jr.  of Northeastern University.  The lecture is titled: “Studying Latinos and Latino Homicide: Moving Forward … Continue reading

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Losing One’s Head at the Harvest…

NG4 Shrine Site 2012 - emerging skulls

Back in January, the GSU homepage featured a story about Anthropology/Archaeology Professor Christopher Morehart’s discovery of a remains from human sacrifices at an excavation site in the northern Basin of Mexico.  Dig deeper into his research – read the published … Continue reading

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