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Current News and Events

  • Examining Sports' "Concussion Crises" Workshop

    Concussion Workshop

    February 15, 2018

    This event features nine scholars discussing interdisciplinary, Science and Technology Studies and socio-cultural perspectives on traumatic brain injury and sport.
  • Author Event at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

    Johnny Smith

    February 13, 2018

    On Monday, April 2, Georgia Tech History Professor Johnny Smith will discuss his new book, A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle, at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
  • Mary McDonald Named Georgia Power Professor of Excellence

    Mary McDonald

    February 12, 2018

    Mary G. McDonald, professor and Homer C. Rice Chair of Sports and Society in the School of History and Sociology, was featured as a Georgia Power Professor of Excellence during Georgia Tech's home men's basketball game against Duke University.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ron Dempsey

    Ron Dempsey

    February 6, 2018

    Ron Dempsey successfully defended his dissertation, “The Role of Engineering Technology as a Pathway for African Americans into the Field of Engineering.”
  • Learning About China

    Maggie Wedeman Lecture

    February 6, 2018

    Schwarzman Fellow Maggie Wedeman will be on campus sharing her experiences and passion for studying China.
  • Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

    Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

    January 30, 2018

    The School of History and Sociology will host the Georgia Regional Phi Alpha Theta conference on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
  • A Message from the Dean on Ivan Allen College Student-led Listening Sessions

    Jacqueline J. Royster

    January 30, 2018

    As 2018 and the new semester get into full swing, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the effort we began this past fall, in the wake of the troubling events that affected our campus — including the death of Scout Schultz and the violence at the vigil in Scout’s honor.

    As the College community struggled to understand what happened and the roles we could play in making things better, we held three student-led sessions to listen to concerns and draw forth ideas from across the College.

  • Ivan Allen College to Honor Donors Gail and Barry Spurlock, Six Alumni, and Three Recipients of the Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards

    Gail and Barry Spurlock with Professor Emerita (Modern Languages)

    January 29, 2018

    Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has announced the slate of honorees for its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will be held the evening of March 28. Among those to be feted are long-time supporters of the College, Gail and Barry Spurlock.

  • Ron Dempsey PhD Defense

    Ron Dempsey

    January 26, 2018

    Ron Dempsey will present his PhD thesis in “the Mel” on February 5. All are welcome to attend.
  • HSOC Black History Month Talk- Christopher Lebron

    Duty to Imagine

    January 25, 2018

    The School of History and Sociology presents the third speaker in the spring 2018 speakers series, Dr. Christopher Lebron from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Rebecca Watts Hull on GPB Radio

    Rebecca Watts Hull

    January 25, 2018

    Rebecca Watts Hull, a PhD candidate and instructor in the School of History and Sociology, appeared on yesterday's episode of On Second Thought, Georgia Public Broadcasting's daily news talk radio show hosted by Celeste Headlee.
  • Doug Flamming Wins 2017 Teaching Effectiveness Award

    Douglas Flamming

    January 23, 2018

    The Class of 1940 Course Survey Effectiveness Award is awarded to instructors based on student feedback.
  • Congratulations to Renee Shelby

    Renee Shelby

    January 19, 2018

    Renee Shelby passed her comprehensive exams with a "high pass" mark. Congrats!
  • HTS Alumna on ‘Jeopardy!’

    Jeopardy! Lindsay Resnick

    January 7, 2018

    Lindsay Resnick will be on ‘Jeopardy!’ this Tuesday at 7:30 PM.
  • SST Lecture: Sports and the Black Freedom Struggle

    Sports and the Black Freedom Struggle

    January 7, 2018

    This discussion sheds light on the diverse strategies utilized within the Civil Rights movement, and also provides a historical context to better understand contemporary U. S. Black athlete activism.
  • Ten Present at 2017 HSOC Undergraduate Research Symposium


    December 20, 2017

    Seven History, Technology, and Society (HTS) majors, one Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) major, one International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML) major, and one Public Policy (PUBP) major presented at the 2017 School of History and Sociology (HSOC) Undergraduate Research Symposium held in the Stephen C. Hall Building on Wednesday, November 29.

  • Ivan Allen College Lecture Series Tackles Crucial Issues

    Social Justice Event 4

    December 8, 2017

    Social justice, intercultural studies, and the timeless value of the humanities in an increasingly interconnected, technology-focused world are foundational to the research, teaching, and public services endeavors of Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Those values are strongly reinforced through the College’s 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecture Series.

  • Daniel Amsterdam Named SLS Affiliate

    Serve, Learn, Sustain

    December 5, 2017

    Amsterdam has been named a Level 1 Affiliate by the Serve, Learn, Sustain Program.
  • Recent Publications by Daniel Amsterdam

    Daniel Amsterdam

    December 5, 2017

    Amsterdam has two new publications on suburbanization and federal social policy in the 1970s.
  • Carla Gerona Examines Disappearances on the Early American Borderlands

    Borderland Narratives

    November 28, 2017

    While many still describe the “shipwreck” and “enslavement” of Cabeza de Vaca as an epic story of an individual who overcame all odds to survive in unknown lands, Carla Gerona, associate professor of history in the School of History and Sociology, offers a new take in “Los Desaparecidos in the Gulf Coast and Early Texas Borderlands.”