Calendar of Events for the 2011-2012 Academic Year


November 2:  Fall History Department Colloquium by Dr. Gary Van Valen, “  “; date and place to be announced.

November 10: Center for Public History and Bremen Heritage House presents the First “Southern Culture Lecture Series” with Dr. Randy Hendricks, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.  Dr. Hendricks presentation “The Southern Writer and History: The Case of Robert Penn Warren.”  The event will be held at the Bremen Heritage House at 7:00PM.  For directions contact Dr. Keith S. Hebert.

November 11:  Brown Bag Lunch Research Presentation by Dr. Skip Clark.  TLC 3211, 12 noon.

January-March 2012:  Book discussion program and exhibit: "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War," Ingram Library.  The series will be conducted by Civil War scholar Dr. Keith Bohannon and is funded by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Texts will include "America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries," an anthology of primary source readings developed for the program; "March" by Geraldine Brooks; and "Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam" by James McPherson.

February 8: Public History Careers Series: Jackie Tyson, architectural historian, New South Associates, Pafford 206 5:30 PM

January 24:  Thesis Writing Colloquium Series:  “Writing the Prospectus,” Dr. Nadya Popov-Reynolds and Dr. Ann McCleary, 6:30 p.m.


January [TBA]: Public History Career Series. Heather Shores, Assistant Director, Bandy Heritage Center, Dalton State University.  For additional information about the specific date, time, and location of this event contact Dr. Keith S. Hebert


February 2012:  Civil War exhibit from the APEX Museum in Atlanta, a display of Civil War artifacts housed in the Waring Lab, and displays of Civil War-related materials from Ingram Library's collections, Ingram Library.

February 1:  Second Annual Graduate Research Colloquium

February 21:  Thesis Writing Colloquium Series:  “Now What Do I Do?--Organization, Time Management, and the Dreaded Writer's Block ,” Dr. Colleen Vasconcellos, 6:30 p.m.

February 22: Public History Career Series.  Trey Gaines, Director, Bartow History Museum, 5:30 PM, Pafford Hall #206.

March 8: Center for Public History and the Bremen Heritage House presents the second installment of the “Southern Culture Lecture Series” with Dr. Larry Frazier, Department of Music, University of West Georgia.  Dr. Frazier will discuss the history behind the hymns written by Thomas Dorsey, “The Father of Gospel Music,” of Villa Rica.  The program will be part of the City of Bremen’s programming for the upcoming Smithsonian Institution’s New Harmonies exhibit that will open in the city on February 8, 2013.  The event will be held in Bremen.  For additional information contact Dr. Keith S. Hebert at

March 20:  Graduate Thesis Writing Colloquium Series:  Dr. Gary Van Valen, 6:30 p.m.

March 27:  History Honors Program, place and time to be announced.

March 29: Center for Public History Showcase.  Come listen to undergraduate and graduate students working at the Center for Public History deliver presentations on their historical research.  5:30 PM  Pafford Hall (room to be announced)

April 17: Public History Career Series. Sue VerHoef, Archivist, Atlanta History Center, 5:30PM, Pafford Hall #206.

April 19:  Exhibit opening:  “"We should have only one interest and that is the best interest of Georgia at heart," an exhibit and recreated office of Georgia Speaker of the House Thomas Murphy Ingram Library,2 p.m.  Additional programming information related to the Murphy exhibit opening will be announced.