Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Georgia Association of Historians--Annual Meeting

Greetings Colleagues:
(Thank you Susan McGrath for this notice)

Call for Papers Georgia Association of Historians
Annual Meeting: February 23-25, 2012

Macon, GA (Marriott Macon City Center)
The GAH invites proposals from historians from all areas and subfields .

The Georgia Association of Historians invites proposals for its 2011 Conference to be held in centrally located Macon (dates). The GAH welcomes proposals from all areas and subfields of history, including African, American, Asian, European, and Latin American history, global history, public history, historic preservation, and regional studies, as well as proposals focused on resource or archival management and historical pedagogy. Proposals for full sessions as well as individual papers will be considered. The deadline for proposal submission is October 5, 2011.
Session proposals should be 500 words and include a tentative session title, the names, affiliations, and full contact information of each presenter and the session discussant, and a description of each paper in session.
Individual proposals should be less than 200 words and include a full description of the proposed paper.
Instructions for submitting your proposal:

1) Fill out THIS FORM (

2) Send electronic proposal to Jennifer Smith,
Additional information and links can be found at:
Papers are to be original works of scholarship. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes, depending on panel size.
Scholars willing to serve as moderators/discussants should fill out THIS FORM (

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dr. Kara Smith's dissertation awarded AAHN top prize


Good News! We have just been informed by the author that Dr. Kara Smith's dissertation, "A Legacy of Care: Hesse and the Alice Frauenverein, 1867-1918," has been awarded the Teresa E. Christy Award (see for the description) from the American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN). Kara says that this news is especially extraordinary since "half of the award's previous recipients were from either the University of Pennsylvania or the University of Virginia (where the two main nursing history centers in the country are located)." Smith clarified that her win was "a fairly big deal in my little neck of the discipline." Smith will be officially awarded at the AAHN's annual conference (September 8-11).

Congratulations Dr. Smith! That's a wonderful achievement--no wonder you were, as you said, "speechless" when you got the AAHN award letter.-WS

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Local LGBT StoryCorps Event

You're invited!

In honor of the Atlanta Pride Committee's Stonewall
Week, please join us as we celebrate stories of love
and community from Atlanta's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Hosted by
John Lemley of WABE's City Café.

StoryCorps Atlanta Out & OutLoud

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

The Philip Rush Center
1530 Dekalb Avenue NE, Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30307
(Near the Candler Park MARTA station)

This event is free and open to the public.
Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hudson and Mirza Stone Mountain history book

GPC's Southern Academy for Literary Arts & Scholarly Research invites you to the exciting book launch for ATLANTA's STONE MOUNTAIN: A MULTICULTURAL HISTORY (The History Press: Charleston, London) by GPC faculty members—historian Paul Hudson and research librarian and photographer Lora Mirza. It will be held in the Cole Auditorium of GPC's Clarkston Campus on the evening of Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, from 7:30 to 9:00pm.

This beautifully written and visually rich saga of Stone Mountain has been hailed by John Inscoe, editor of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, as “a major contribution to both Atlanta and Georgia history.” Audience members and lovers of Stone Mountain will experience fascinating stories of the ancient and modern peoples who have shaped the mountain into the cherished treasure and destination that it is today.

This program will feature shared stories of adventures and explorations of Atlanta's "Rock of Ages"—part playground and part mystic mountain—ever timely, yet timeless. Paul and Lora will greet guests and sign copies of this new multicultural history at a reception/book signing immediately following the program.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this major achievement in publishing and historiography by our distinguished colleagues and friends, Paul Hudson and Lora Mirza. There will be a buffet at the book signing, and faculty are welcome to invite groups of students to attend this event.


Liam Madden, Distinguished Chair
The Southern Academy for Literary Arts & Scholarly Research Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus Office phone: 678-891-3275 Cell phone: 770-883-8811

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Middle East History guest speaker

Dr. Timothy Furnish will be on Dunwoody Campus, Tuesday, April 26 as a guest speaker in Professor Tiarsmith’s Middle East class; the subject will be terrorism.

The discussion will be held in room D1240 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM. Interested individuals are welcome to attend.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Southern Labor Studies Conference April 7-9, 2011


Robert Woodrum, GPC History, Alpharetta Center, presented on a panel at the recent Southern Labor Studies Conference. The panel which Woodrum organized included papers by Chad Pearson, University of Alabama (subject: N.F.Thompson's ideas on labor), and Robert Cassanello, University of Central Florida (subject: 1912 Jacksonville Streetcar Strike)

Dr. Woodrum's essay, "'We Are Poor Devils': Race, Unionism, and the Open Shop Movement Along the Waterfront, Mobile, Alabama," examined employer efforts to destroy unions along the waterfront in Mobile, Alabama in the years following World War I. Shipping companies united behind an “Open Shop” campaign to defeat the International Longshoremen’s Association, which had grown among mainly African American dock workers during the wartime era. The longshoremen established the union along the wharves and piers with protections from the federal government, which at the time saw unions as a way to ensure production and labor peace. After the war, however, federal protections were weakened and, in some cases, removed altogether. In the fall of 1923, the longshoremen went on strike for higher wages, and the companies united behind the “Open Shop” movement and defeated them. In some ways the victory for the shipping companies in Mobile was more complete than it was for the companies in other major Gulf Coast ports, where longshoremen went on strike at about the same time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dunwoody-GPC Welcomes the Tuskegee Airmen

In preparing for the upcoming visit to the Dunwoody campus of the Tuskegee Airmen on Wednesday, April 6; the Dunwoody History and Politics Club will view the PBS documentary “The Tuskegee Airmen” on Tuesday, April 5 at 1 PM in B 1602. Hope to see you there.