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Upcoming Events

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, Mar. 21: Book Discussion, see details below.
  • Thursday, Mar. 23: Forum on Fascism and Authoritarianism, see details below.
  • Friday, Mar. 24: Language Proficiency Exams for graduate students
  • Tuesday, Mar. 28: Duara Lecture, see details below.
  • Thursday, Mar. 30: Osama Film Screening and Discussion, see details below.
  • Friday, April 7: M.A. Comprehensive Exams
  • Friday, April 14: Spring Holiday. Classes dismissed, offices closed.
  • Friday, April 28: Graduate Student Conference
  • Tuesday, May 2: Last day of classes, university follows Friday schedule.
  • Wednesday, May 3: Reading Day
  • May 4-6, May 8-10: Final examinations
  • Thursday, May 11: History department recognition ceremony. UNCG Auditorium
  • Friday, May 12: UNCG Commencement, Greensboro Coliseum

Book Discussion: All the Light We Cannot See

Dr. Charles Bolton
Tuesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m.
Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library

Dr. Chuck Bolton (History) will lead a Friends of the Library book discussion on All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It will be at 4 p.m. in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library. It is free and open to the public.

Forum: "What is Fascism? What is Authoritarianism?"

Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
UNCG Faculty Center

The UNCG History Department invites the community to a roundtable discussion about authoritarianism throughout history.

The forum will be Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., in the UNCG Faculty Center. Admission is free.

In 1944, George Orwell famously posed the question: "What is fascism?," suggesting that the widespread use of the term - in both print and conversation - had deemed it nearly "meaningless." Now, almost 75 years later, the word continues to be applied broadly, leading us back to Orwell's original question.

Join the UNCG History Department as they reflect on historical examples of fascism and other forms of authoritarianism, from Europe to the Americas.

“The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future"

Dr. Prasenjit Duara
Tuesday, March 28, 5:00 p.m.
UNCG, Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium

Dr. Prasenjit Duara is the Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University. Born and educated in India, he received his PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University. He was Professor of History and East Asian Studies at University of Chicago (1991-2008) and Raffles Professor and Director of Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (2008-2015). His latest book is The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (Cambridge 2014).

Co-sponsored ​by the Departments of History and Political Science and the Center for Legislative Studies for the War and Peace Imagined event series.

Free parking is available in the Weatherspoon lot.

Osama Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, March 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
UNCG, 120 School of Education Building
Free and open to the public

This is a story of a pre-teen girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban who disguises herself as a boy to support her family. It won the Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film​ award.

Part of UNCG's Annual International Human Rights Film Series. Dr. Jeff Jones, Associate Professor of History, will facilitate the post-film discussion. Refreshments will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Cosponsors include UNCG Research's Human Rights Research Network, UNCG Political Science Department, UNCG Anthropology Department, UNCG Geography Department, UNCG Sociology Department, UNCG Ashby Dialogues, UNCG History Department, UNCG International College Program's Kohler Fund, UNCG International and Global Studies, and UNCG University Libraries.

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