Archive: History

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New College Faculty for 2020-2021

Georgetown College is pleased to welcome 24 new full-time faculty members with primary appointments in 16 College departments and programs. This cohort will help enrich the…

September 2, 2020

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Library Acquires Rare Logbook That Illustrates Life Aboard a Slave Ship

A recent gift to Georgetown University Library, now digitized and made available online, provides poignant and valuable insight into the Atlantic slave trade. “As historians,…

August 20, 2020

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Professor Featured in Series on Ulysses S. Grant Discusses Monuments, Movements and Memorialization

Marcia Chatelain, a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of History and African American Studies and author of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black…

June 16, 2020

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University Holds Racial Justice Dialogue in Wake of Recent, Past Police Brutality

The pandemic and its disproportionate effect on black people combined with new acts of violence against them have created deep pockets of pain in the university’s black…

June 15, 2020

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College Hosts Virtual Teach-In, From COVID to Minneapolis: Structural Racism in America

“It pains me that we gather under the context of COVID-19 and the ongoing structural violence of anti-black racism,” says Soyica Colbert, moderator of the panel, Vice Dean of…

June 4, 2020

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Transcription Event for Georgetown Slavery Archive Honors DC Emancipation Day

More than 100 Georgetown students, staff, faculty, alumni and descendants of individuals enslaved and sold by the Maryland Province of Jesuits in 1838 participated in a weeklong…

May 8, 2020

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Professor Michael Kazin Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Department of History professor Michael Kazin was recently elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The historian joins a group of accomplished…

May 4, 2020

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First Generation College Student Studies Race, Identity and Community in Thesis on Ben’s Chili Bowl

Sonali Mirpuri (C’20) was interested in studying how first-generation Indian students such as herself navigated the intersections of race, identity and community at Georgetown.…

April 30, 2020

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Ph.D. Student Matthew Johnson Speaks of the Importance of Studying the History of Our Earth

Ph.D. candidate Matthew Johnson studies modern environmental history, starting from the beginning of the second industrial revolution, when fossil fuels enabled people to…

April 24, 2020

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Professor Dagomar Degroot and Ph.D. Student Emma Moesswilde Podcast Their Way Through Climate History

Environmental historian Dagomar Degroot and Ph.D. student Emma Moesswilde have revamped Climate History, a podcast created by the Department of History professor that explores…

April 21, 2020