Department Co-Sponsors Symposium, “Between the Ivory Tower and the Prison: Recent Public Scholarship on Mass Incarceration”

The History Department is co-sponsoring a symposium on Emory’s campus September 28-29. The event features Daniel LaChance, Assistant Professor of History, along with scholars from other universities nationwide. Join for any or all sessions.

September 28

23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

  • Featuring Keramet Reiter (Dept. of Criminology, Law and Society – University of California – Irvine)
  • 10am – 12pm
  • School of Medicine, Room 178P

The Art/Crime Archive

  • Paul Kaplan (School of Public Affairs – San Diego State University)
  • 2pm – 4pm
  • School of Medicine, Room 178P

Film Screening and Discussion: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

  • Featuring Brett Story (documentary filmmaker; Visiting Fellow, Center for Media, Culture and History – New York University)
  • 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252

September 29

 Preparing for a Career as a Public Intellectual: A Panel Discussion

 

Dr. Ernest Freeberg (Ph.D., 1995) to Present at National Archives at Atlanta

Ph.D. alumnus Ernest Freeberg (1995) will return to Atlanta on September 16 to present at a symposium, The Great War Over Here: Stories from the Home Front, held at the National Archives at Atlanta. Freeberg is Department Head and Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the author of Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent (Harvard UP, 2010). View more details about the event here.

Dr. Kristin Mann Wins Distinguished Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kristin Mann, Professor of History, for winning the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Lagos Studies Association. Mann’s book publications about Lagos include  Marrying Well: Marriage, Status and Social Change among the Educated Elite in Colonial Lagos (Cambridge UP, 1985) and Slavery and the Birth of an African History: Lagos, 1760-1900 (Indiana UP, 2007). Read a more complete description of Mann’s scholarship and service to the discipline, written by Dr. Jessica Reuther (Ph.D., 2016), here.

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