humanities

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

Posted 1 month 2 days 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...

Three faculty members awarded NEH support

Posted 1 month 3 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...

Mellon grant will strengthen humanities programs

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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A $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to expand its Global Georgia Initiative, a public humanities program in place since 2013:

In its first six years, the Global Georgia Initiative has engaged the humanities and arts in exploring global issues of public concern in a diversity of local contexts, serving audiences at UGA and throughout the Athens community. Programs have featured guests from five continents on topics from Chinese film and literature to journalism in the American South, and from hyperlocal...

NEH Application-Writing Workshop at UGA

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will present a Regional Application-Writing Workshop on February 28, 2018 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens:

The workshop is supported by the University of Georgia Office of Research and is hosted by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Georgia Humanities.

Workshop activities include an overview of the NEH endowment programs and special initiatives followed by a mock panel review session offering strategies for...

UGA to partner in new humanities grant for archeological study

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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An international research team that includes assistant professor of anthropology and geography Suzanne Pilaar Birch has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council UK funding for their four-year project on Radical Death and Early State Formation in the Ancient Near East. 

Using new evidence from the Early Bronze Age graves of Başur Höyük, on the Upper Tigris, the project will examine how ritual killing was implicated in the political transformations of the third millennium BC.

The basis for this study is an original analysis of human remains from the site’s funerary...

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