The Department of History’s R. Frank Saunders, Jr. Fall History Lecture will feature Kurt Knoerl, Assistant Professor at Armstrong State University. The title of his talk is “The Online Museum of Underwater Archaeology: Public Outreach and the Internet.”
An Internet search on shipwrecks conducted in 2004 would have shown numerous website dedicated to treasure hunting and the sale of artifacts but very little on historic preservation or maritime history. The online Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) was created to encourage underwater archaeologists and maritime historians to counter the treasure hunting message of “Go for the Gold!” Since its incorporation the MUA has helped hundreds of researchers publish over 300 pages of content viewed in over 90 countries worldwide. Through online exhibits, public lectures, and education materials the MUA has helped educate the public about the need to preserve their maritime past.
Date: October 17, 2017
Location: Arts Building, Room 2071
History Department Launches Lecture Series
Professor Emeritus Donald Rakestraw, Georgia Southern University/Winthrop College Lying in State: The Diplomacy of Daniel WebsterSponsored by the Department of History
Location: Nessmith-Lane Conference Center – Auditorium, Room 1915
Date: December 1 Time: 630 pm
Graduate Student Lisa Vaughn was featured in a story about Georgia History day and the Georgia Historical Society shown on local tv station WSAV.