Then Again

E115 Victorian Seances

with Lesley Jones

In our latest episode of Then Again, Marie interviews Lesley Jones, the Collections and Archives Manager of the Northeast Georgia History Center, about séances. More specifically, Victorian seances in late 1800s London, which is the focus of Lesley's recent Master's thesis titled Home is Where the Haunt is: The Cultural History of the Domestic Séance in Victorian London. Generally, when we think of seances our mind sends us to spooky corners, filled with evil spirits. But Lesley is here to offer a different perspective, that of the Victorian age, where people sought to communicate with loved ones who had passed.

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E114 Woodrow Wilson's GA Connections

With Erick Montgomery

When most people think about Presidents and GA, they think of Jimmy Carter or FDR and the Little White House, but most people would not think of President Woodrow Wilson even though he grew up in Augusta, GA! The man who would become the 28th President of the United States was raised in Augusta, GA from age 14 months to 14 years old, throughout the tumultuous time of the civil war and reconstruction. In this podcast, Marie Bartlett speaks with the Director of Historic Augusta Inc. Erick Montgomery about the Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson, how growing up in the South influenced Wilson, and some of his other GA connections you probably didn't know. If you are interested in learning more about this topic check out Erick Montgomery's book, Thomas Woodrow Wilson: Family Ties and Southern Connections.

Link to website_: _www.wilsonboyhoodhome.org

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E113 Suffrage and the South

Dr. Katherine Rohrer

When we learn about the Women's Suffrage moment in the United States, the big events are generally focused on the Northeast and Western regions. But what was happening in the southern states like Georgia? Marie Bartlett speaks with Dr. Katherine Rohrer of the University of North Georgia on this fascinating and complicated topic.

Dr. Katherine Rohrer's areas of expertise include the 19th and 20th century U.S. South, race relations, women's history, and religion, all of which collide in the pro and anti-suffrage movements in the South.

Learn more about the Northeast Georgia History Center at www.negahc.org

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E112 Major Ridge and the Cherokee

with Heather Shores

In this episode, Glen talks with Heather Shores, Executive Director of the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home to learn about one of the most important, and most undeservedly maligned Cherokee in history, Major Ridge.  Warrior, businessman, diplomat, and Councilman, Ridge was at the center of tribal life and politics for decades and played a leading role in the Treaty of New Echota... a role that led to his assassination.

Visit the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home website to learn more! www.chieftainsmuseum.org

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E111 Flannery O'Connor

with Dr. Jordan Cofer

In this episode, Marie Bartlett interviews Dr. Joran Cofer about the life, work, and times of one of Georgia's greatest writers, Flannery O'Connor. Dr. Jordan Cofer is the Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences at the Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, the town that O'Conner called home for much of her life. O'Connor was not a prolific writer during her short life; she only published two novels and two collections of short stories, but her legacy has been an enduring one as the themes she tackled in her stories intrigue scholars and draw the interest of an international audience to this day. Dr. Cofer plugs the Andalusia Institute in the podcast: Here is the description from their website: The Andalusia Institute, the public arts and humanities center of Georgia College, supports Flannery O’Connor scholarship, nourishes writing and the creative arts, and engages community members with the arts and humanities. https://www.gcsu.edu/andalusiainstitute

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E110 The Bond Girl

with Dr. Phillip Guerty

The "Bond Girl" has been an archetype, showing up in every James Bond novel and movie in the franchise's almost 70 years of history. In the 1950s and 1960s, these women fit a certain stereotype, they were the love interests of Bond and had names such as Pussy Galore or Holly Goodhead, reflecting the sexual revolution taking place at the time. But as time goes on and the feminist movement picks up steam, the "Bond Girl" role begins to change. In this podcast, Marie speaks with Dr. Phillip Guerty, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Georgia and lifelong Bond fan, about what the "Bond Girls" can tell us about the sexual revolution and the feminist movement in the late 20th century.

E109 James Bond and the Cold War

with Dr. Phillip Guerty

Episode Notes

The names Bond, James Bond. The iconic spy working for MI 6 under the code name 007 has fascinated audiences for more than half a century. While James Bond is a fictional character and none of the books or movies are based on true historic events, the Bond films parallel what's happening in our world. Many of the Bond films have the backdrop of the Cold War and tap into American fears of sabotage and interference from the Russians.

In this podcast, Marie speaks with Dr. Phillip Guerty, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Georgia and lifelong Bond fan, about what the franchise can tell us about our perceptions of the Cold War and how it permeates through pop culture.

E108 Cinco de Mayo & the Battle of Puebla

with Alejandro de Quesada

Episode Notes

Cinco de Mayo has become one of the most popular and promoted holidays in the United States... but what is it? When did it begin? What ACTUALLY happened on that day? Guest historian Alejandro de Quesada joins Glen Kyle to clear up some of the myths around this day.

E107 The Origins of Barbecue

with Dr. Craig Pascoe

Episode Notes

Dr. Craig Pascoe joins Glen to discuss the historic origins of barbecue, the varieties and methods that have evolved, and a new directory of mom & pop BBQ joints you should check out! Dr. Pascoe is a Professor of History at Georgia College in Milledgeville and has also assisted in creating the Georgia BBQ trails website: ww.georgiabbqtrails.com

E106 The Crusades

with Dr. Thomas Greene

Episode Notes

Dr. Thomas Greene joins Glen to discuss the Crusades from what motivated Crusaders, the non-Western cultures that were impacted, the influential politics of the time, and how the Crusades are understood through popular media.

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