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Theologically-engaged anthropology aims to answer big questions

Posted 1 month 4 days ago
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How does theology influence humans to make rapid religious cultural changes? That’s the big question for J. Derrick Lemons, a UGA assistant professor of religion and director of the Center for Theologically Engaged Anthropology. A recent grant award from the John Templeton Foundation will engage researchers from around the world in finding answers. As a recent article from the Foundation explains:

Beginning in the late 1970s, the Urapmin people, a traditional hunter-gatherer society who live in an...

Willson Center, Franklin College, Notre Dame, host Berlin seminar

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Scholars, policy experts and journalists from around the world will meet in Berlin this month to consider issues related to contemporary transnational Europe at the inaugural Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies, a new joint initiative by the University of Georgia and the University of Notre Dame:

The seminar is directed by Martin Kagel, A.G. Steer Professor of German and associate dean of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; William C. Donahue, the Rev. John C. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities and chair of the department of German and Russian...

“A Night at the Morton: Soul Celebration” March 21

Posted 4 months 4 weeks ago
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Athens Music Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, presents “A Night at the Morton: Soul Celebration” March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Morton Theatre:

The interactive performance event, supported by a Public Impact Grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, is the third installment of this biannual program organized and directed by UGA music professors Jean Ngoya Kidula and Susan Thomas. Sponsors include the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Institute for African American Studies and the...

The allure of archeology's mysteries

Posted 8 months 1 day ago
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David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke at UGA in November about his search for Georgia's lost Spanish missions. It was a fascinating discussion, detailing how myths work thier way into our culture and outlining how and why archeology remains a very important corrective:

Thomas began the lecture by discussing California, which he said is greatly influenced by its Hispanic history. Californians view St. Junipera Serra as the founding father of California. The Carmel Mission holds St. Serra's library and his cell. Visiting the site...

Call for fellowship applications: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
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The Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts invite applications for fellowships as part of a new professional development initiative, the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies:

The seminar is open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Georgia. It is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation. 

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The one-week seminar will take place in Berlin and feature distinguished speakers with...

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