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Upcoming Events

Important Dates

  • Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 17-18: Fall Break. Classes dismissed, offices open.
  • Friday, Oct. 21: Therese Strohmer Dissertation Defense, 1-3 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 21: 3rd Annual Alumni Networking Event (see below)
  • Monday, Oct. 24: Motivote (see below)
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: Carolyn Karcher Lecture (see below)
  • Friday, Oct. 28: History graduate student language proficiency exams.
  • Oct. 31 through Nov. 22: Spring and Summer 2017 registration for continuing students
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: Nahua Scholars Event (see below)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving Break. Classes dismissed, offices closed except on Wednesday.
  • Monday, Dec. 5: Last day of classes.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6: Reading Day.
  • Dec. 7-10, 12-14: Final Exams
  • Thursday, Dec. 15: University Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum
  • Monday, Dec. 26-Friday, Dec. 30. Winter Break. UNCG closed.
  • Monday, Jan. 16: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Offices closed.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17: Spring semester classes begin
  • Friday, Mar. 3: Planning a Successful Career for Students in the Liberal Arts, 9 am-2 pm

History Alumni Networking Event

Friday, October 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
MHRA 1st floor foyer

Preregistration required by October 18 5pm: http://alumni.uncg.edu/historyalumni2016

Are you majoring or minoring in history and considering your post-college career path? Do you love history but are still curious about what one "does" with a history degree? You are cordially invited to attend the History Department's 3rd Annual Alumni Networking Event.

Kick off Homecoming weekend with History in Action. You will learn about exciting new research and museum work being conducted by professors and students, and hear from featured alumni about how the study of history has fostered successful careers. Over the last two years there have been nearly 100 people in attendance representing history alumni from the fields of law, business, museum and curatorial work, education, and the arts. Enjoy networking games over light refreshments before heading over to the Bonfire and Food Truck Rodeo!

For parking options: https://parking.uncg.edu/parking-operations/visitors/

"Motivote: The History of Voting Rights Matters"

Monday, Oct. 24, 4:00 p.m., UNCG Alumni House Virginia Dare Room

UNCG students are proud to host the MOTIVOTE teach-in, a nonpartisan and frank discussion about voting rights in US history. Admission is free, everyone is welcome, and free pizza and popcorn will be served. For more information, read this article. Sponsored by the UNCG History and Women's and Gender Studies Departments.

"Fighting Racism: Albion W. Tourgée and His Alliance with African Americans in the 1890s" - A Lecture by Carolyn L. Karcher

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium (ABCB 103)

Based on her book, "A Refugee from His Race": Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight Against White Supremacy published by The University of North Carolina Press in 2016, Karcher tells the story of a defender of equality and civil rights from Greensboro who led a national crusade against lynching, segregation and disfranchisement. Carolyn L. Karcher is also the author of The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child and the editor of Tourgée's novel Bricks Without Straw. She is Professor Emerita of English, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at Temple University.

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of English, the African American and Diaspora Studies Program; the Lloyd International Honors College, and the UNCG Historical Society.

"Totlahtol Totlamatiliz: A Mexican Native Language and Scholarship, Then and Now"

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10:30 (refreshments) 11:00 (presentation), SOEB 226

Open to the public. Nahuatl is a major indigenous language of Mexico, with well over a million native speakers. Before and after 1492, the Nahuas and other indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America maintained rich and sophisticated traditions of scholarship and literacy. Today, however, academic research and publications are normally limited to dominant languages such as Spanish and English, excluding entire communities. Please join us for refreshments and a special presentation by Nahua educational and linguistic experts involved in a unique project to revitalize their native language through advanced scholarship and teaching at the university level. For more information, contact Prof. Peter Villella, villella@uncg.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Langauges, Literatures, and Cultures, UNCG Spanish-American and Latin@ Students' Association (SALSA). Guests' visit made possible by: Dialogos de saberes/Pathways to Interdisciplinarity Working Group, Duke-UNC Consortium for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

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