Friday, August 11, 2006

Georgia Humanities Council Funds Speaking Tour Inspired by Book on Modern South

The Georgia Humanities Council has awarded a generous grant to historian and author Craig Pascoe for a series of lectures and group presentations called "Georgia in the 20th Century: Looking at the Past and Considering the Future." The events will take place around the state beginning in early 2007.

Pascoe is a coeditor, with Karen Trahan Leathem and Andy Ambrose, of
THE AMERICAN SOUTH IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. The book, which touches on an engaging diversity of topics including the USDA's crop spraying policies, Tom Wolfe's novel A Man in Full, and collegiate women's soccer, is the driving force behind the "Georgia in the 20th Century" project. A number of contributors to the book are expected to participate in the events.

Craig Pascoe is an associate professor of history at
Georgia College and State University
Karen Trahan Leathem is a historian on the staff of the
Louisiana State Museum
Andy Ambrose is executive director of the
Tubman African American Museum