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Friday
Feb152013

Claudio Saunt

Claudio Saunt, Co-Founder

Claudio Saunt is the Russell Professor in American History and the Associate Director of the Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia. Dr. Saunt is the author of two award-winning books on American Indians. His most recent book is West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776,, published by W.W. Norton in 2014.

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Friday
Feb152013

Stephen Berry

Stephen Berry, Co-Founder

Stephen Berry is the Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia. The author or editor of five books on nineteenth century America, Dr. Berry's work has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Friday
Jan102014

Ronald Butchart

Scott Nesbit, Affiliated Faculty

Scott Nesbit is assistant professor of digital humanities at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design. His work explores the intersection between digital tools and humanistic questions, particularly questions touching on the history and spaces of the American South. He has led digital history projects such as Visualizing Emancipation, which used a wide array of textual sources -- ranging from military correspondence to runaway slave advertisements found in southern newspapers -- to map out where and when slavery fell apart during the American Civil War.

Friday
Jan102014

Elizabeth Fenn

Elizabeth Fenn, Principal Investigator, Pox Americana

Principal investigator of the Pox Americana project, Elizabeth Fenn is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado. Fenn's field of study is the early American West, focusing on epidemic disease, Native American, and environmental history. Her 2001 book Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, unearthed the devastating effects of a terrible smallpox epidemic that coursed across the North American continent during the American Revolution.

Friday
Jan102014

Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery, Principal Investigator, Common Tongues

Michael Montgomery is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Linguistics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has edited six books on the English of the American South and is the co-editor (with Ellen Johnson) of the volume on language for the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2007). At present he is engaged in a study of the history of the English of Appalachia, based on documents and recordings that span more than three centuries.

Friday
Jan102014

Andrew Fialka

Andrew Fialka, Researcher

Andrew Fialka is a PhD student at the University of Georgia, where he is interested in spatial history, mapping, and GIS. His dissertation examines federal counter-insurgency policy in Missouri during the Civil War.

Friday
Jan102014

Christopher Lawton

Christopher Lawton, Director, Georgia Virtual History Project

Christopher Lawton is co-founder and executive director of the non-profit Georgia Virtual History Project. His dissertation on antebellum Georgia (UGA, 2011) was awarded the St. George Tucker Society’s Bradford Prize for best dissertation on the U.S. South. He received a 2011 Award for Excellence in Teaching from UGA’s Graduate School and the 2010 Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board.

Friday
Jan102014

Lorien Foote

Lorien Foote, Principal Investigator, Fugitive Federals

Lorien Foote is associate professor of history at Texas A&M University. She is the author of The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (2010), which was a finalist and honorable mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize, and Seeking the One Great Remedy: Francis George Shaw and Nineteenth-Century Reform (2003).

Saturday
Jan112014

Samuel McGuire

Samuel McGuire, Researcher

Samuel McGuire is a PhD student at the University of Georgia, where his research and writing focus on the memory of the Civil War and veterans issues in Appalachia. His dissertation, in progress, is titled, "Mountaineers Who Wore Blue: The Grand Army of the Republic in East Tennessee."

Saturday
Jan112014

Marguerite Madden

Marguerite Madden, Affiliated Faculty

Marguerite Madden is professor of geography at Director of the Center for Geospatial Research at the University of Georgia. Her interests include GIScience, landscape ecology, and human-environment interaction.

Wednesday
May072014

Sergio Bernardes, Affiliated Faculty

Sergio Bernardes is Associate Director at the Center for Geospatial Research at the University of Georgia. His primary interests involve innovative processing and analysis of large datasets, including time series of remotely-sensed images, ground-based climate data and derived metrics to assess vegetation responses to natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. He is a NASA Fellow and received the 2014 Excellence-In-Research Award and the 2014 James L. Carmon Award for innovative use of computers in research from the University of Georgia.