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Three faculty members awarded NEH support

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Three Franklin College faculty members have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The awards, announced April 9, are among $18.6 million in NEH grants for 199 humanities projects across the country:

Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Wright and associate professor of French Rachel Gabara of the Romance languages department were awarded $6,000 each for summer stipends, highly competitive grants that provide full-time support for work by a scholar on a humanities project for two months.

Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt was...

Noted and Quoted, March 2018

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Great diversity of subjects, opinions, expertise and sources in this month's round-up faculty, students and alumni appearing in the media:

Can narcissists actually change their ways? We asked the experts – professor of psychology  Keith Campbell quoted in Huffington Post

Researchers receive $10M to create computational and informatics tools for glycoscience – project co-led by Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology William York reported at EurekAlert!, UGA Today,  The GW Hatchet

State lawmakers on the fence about offshore drilling – professor of marine...

Archeologists use remote sensing to map the history of Parris Island

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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After discovering the location of an elusive Spanish fort on present-day Parris Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, archaeologists are working to map the surrounding area to paint a picture of what life was like during various occupations of Santa Elena, the once capital of Spanish La Florida.

In 2016, University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter and Victor Thompson, an archaeologist from the University of Georgia, pinpointed fort San Marcos at Santa Elena, founded in 1577 by Pedro Menendez Marquez, the governor of Spanish La Florida.

Archaeologists...

Kishi Bashi at Seney-Stovall: Omoiyari

Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago
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The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents a Global Georgia Initiative event tonight at 8 pm in Seney-Stovall Chapel, “A Conversation on the Japanese Incarceration Through Song and Film,” a unique multimedia event exploring the history and legacy of Japanese incarceration in the U.S. during World War II:

[Kaoru] Ishibashi will be joined by collaborators Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, musicians and graduate student researchers in American studies at Brown University, as well as by a string quartet. Following the music, film and spoken word performance, John Morrow,...

World Anthropology Day, Feb 15

Posted 6 months 2 days ago
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This week, the department of anthropology is hosting a celebration for World Anthropology Day, Feb 15, 1-4 pm in the lobby of Baldwin Hall to showcase how this field helps in understanding humanity's past, present and future.

World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every industry. The event is free and open to the entire university community, and will include a range of events and activities that showcase what anthropology...

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