CLASS Faculty honored by Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council
Sue Moore, Ph.D., left, and Johnathan M. Bryant, Ph.D., stand after being recognized at the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council’s 14th Annual Archives Awards.
Georgia Southern’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Science’s (CLASS) faculty members, Jonathan M. Bryant, Ph.D., and Sue Moore, Ph.D., were honored at the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council’s (GHRAC) 14th Annual Archives Awards on Oct. 26 at the Georgia Archives.
Bryant, professor of history, received the Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of Archives for his award-winning book, Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope, which covers the case of the slave ship, Antelope, her commandeering by a privateer and the ensuing legal trial that reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1825. This book, Bryant’s fifth, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History.
Moore, professor emerita in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, along with the City of Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Shinhoster Youth Leadership Institute, received the Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Historical Records for “The Cluskey Embankment Stores Project, 2011-2016: Civic Engagement and Youth Leadership Development through History, Archaeology, Preservation and Interpretation.”
The Cluskey project was a partnership between the City of Savannah, Georgia Southern and the Shinhoster Youth Leadership Institute. It sought to explore and provide new understanding on the Cluskey Vaults. The project found more than 6,700 artifacts during excavation and presented its findings during a press conference with the Mayor Pro Tem of Savannah, Carol Bell.
GHRAC works to promote the educational use of Georgia’s documentary heritage and to support efforts to improve the condition of records statewide. The Board is charged with advising the Chancellor and the Georgia Archives on records and policy issues.
Nominations for the 2017 Awards will be accepted beginning Feb. 1, and they must be postmarked by June 1. Click here for more information.