Department of History

Reconstructing the Black Archive: The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts, the First African American Woman Novelist

Dr. Gregg Hecimovich, 2024-2025 Hutchins Family Fellow and Professor of English at Furman University, will describe his extraordinary research journey to document the life and literary accomplishment of Hannah Bond, who escaped enslavement in North Carolina and subsequently wrote, using the pseudonym “Hannah Crafts,” what scholars consider to be one of the earliest novels written by an African American woman.

Congress Week: Former U.S. Representative Steve Driehaus and Former USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley

Former U.S. Representative Steve Driehaus (D-OH) and former USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley will engage in a lively discussion about democracy building, international development, and the continuing importance of civic engagement and public service. This free, public event is co-sponsored by the Washington Semester Program.

Parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck, and a reception in the Ted Turner Exhibition Hall will immediately follow the conclusion of the event.

Humanities Pedagogy and AI in German and American Classrooms

ChatGPT made its début less than a year ago: how are humanists responding to the bot? Join Dr. Julia Burkhardt, Professor of Medieval History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and a participant in the UGA-LMU Faculty Research Exchange Program, in exploring this question with a group of UGA faculty who have been thinking deeply about artificial intelligence and education: Elizabeth Davis (English), Jeremy Davis (Philosophy), Katie Ireland (Libraries and Digital Humanities), Kevin Jones (History), and Montgomery Wolf (History).