The Statesboro chapter of Phi Alpha Theta will be holding its initiation ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday. Please join us on Oct 13 at 6pm. We will be welcoming new students and celebrating the initiates from Spring as well. Big thanks to Carol for agreeing to be our very special speaker! Zoom link below
Topic: Phi Alpha Theta Initiation Ceremony Time: Oct 13, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Corinna Zeltsman Assistant Professor of History Georgia Southern University
At 10 am EDT/16:00 CET on October 8, Dr. Jeffrey Burson will be delivering the Keynote lecture, entitled “The Theological Revolution of Enlightenment,” at a symposium entitled, “Between Secularization and Reform: Religious Rationalism in the Late 17th Century and the Enlightenment” held by Jagiellonian University in Krákow, Poland.
The Keynote is followed by a Workshop in which I will be participating, on the topic of “Secularization and Reform: Religion and Enlightenment,” to be convened from 7 am-2 pm EDT/13:00-20:00 CET.
On September 23, Robert Batchelor, Professor of History and Director of Digital Humanities at Georgia Southern, gave the opening talk along with famed historian of cartography Matthew Edney for the Yale and National University of Singapore project Digital Historical Maps of Southeast Asia. The Zoom conference was hosted in Singapore, with a global audience of over 150 people.
Dr. Batchelor discussed the first map collection in Singapore, made during the 1930’s using photostat technology that had been developed right before World War I. During World War II, the Japanese took a copy of Matteo Ricci’s famous world map in Chinese from this collection during the occupation of Singapore, which at the time was only known to exist in London at the Royal Geographical Society and in Rome at the Vatican. The theme of the talk was about what happens to maps when you photograph and now digitize them, and it dovetailed with work coming out of Georgia Southern’s Digital Humanities Lab in tandem with the World Historical Gazetteer at the University of Pittsburgh.
The first program in the GSU History Deptment’s How Pandemics have Changed the World series is Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.
This program, “Pandemics: Lessons from History,” features Hongjie Wang (History) and Tim Teeter (History), as well as Leigh Rich (Health Professions) and Fayth Parks (Education). Cathy Skidmore-Hess (History) will moderate.