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2016 Dodd Chair lecture

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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Paul Pfeiffer’s groundbreaking work in video, sculpture, and photography uses technology to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness. The results, often mesmerizing but always thought-provoking, will be the subject of his lecture this afternoon as the 2016 Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair:

[Pfeiffer] transforms them to inspire contemplation of the role played by mass-media in contemporary culture. Often integrating monumental and miniature scales, his works challenge viewers to take a second look at familiar objects and images. 

Drawing on a range...

Saving Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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A timely archeology lecture on Monday Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the GMOA:

experience a talk straight from current headlines: As the Cradle Crumbles: Islamic State, the destruction of archaeological sites, and saving cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria.

The lecturer, archaeologist Tina Greenfield, has worked in archaeological sites in Iraqi Kurdistan, among other Near Eastern sites, researching the earliest empires of the ancient world. She was forced to cut this fall’s excavation of an Assyrian Empire site short by the approaching threat of the terrorist organization...

Gregory Distinguished Lecture: Martha Hodes

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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At 4 p.m. this afternoon in the Chapel, NYU professor Martha Hodes will deliver the Gregory Distinguished Lecture:

"Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Aftermath of the Civil War," presented by  Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University. Public responses to Lincoln's assassination have been well chronicled, but Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of African-Americans and whites, yankees and confederates, men and women, soldiers and civilians—investigating the story of the nation's first presidential assassination on a human scale...

Alice Walker: Delta Chair lecture

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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Today at 3:30 pm in the Chapel, UGA welcomes Pulitzer Prize-wining American novelist Alice Walker to campus for the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Lecture:

Walker will hold public speaking events on and off the UGA campus, as well as participate in more personal interactions with students and faculty during her visit.

The Delta Visiting Chair, established by the Willson Center through the support of the Delta Air Lines Foundation, hosts outstanding global scholars, creative thinkers, artists and intellectuals who teach and perform research at UGA. It is founded...

Native American hymn singing, AIR Talks

Posted 1 year 12 months ago
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Events connected to the Return From Exile exhibition continue this week on campus and at the Lyndon House Arts Center. Tonight at 6 pm Native American filmmaker and friend of the blog Sterlin Harjo returns to Athens to show his new film, This May Be The Last Time:

Tracing a heartfelt journey, award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo interweaves the tale of a mysterious death in 1962 with the rich history of the powerful hymns that have united Native American communities in times of worship, joy, tragedy, and hope. By investigating the stories of these songs, this illuminating film...

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