Willson Center

Mellon grant will strengthen humanities programs

Posted 1 month 3 days 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 2 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...

“Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era”

Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
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A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today:

The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and media studies; and Rielle Navitski, assistant professor of film studies. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts, will moderate the...

Kishi Bashi at Seney-Stovall: Omoiyari

Posted 3 months 4 days 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,...

Call for fellowship applications: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Posted 5 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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