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Athens Music Project

Posted 4 years 3 months ago
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Nice article going around this week on one of the Willson Center Faculty Research Clusters projects focused on the behemoth that is the local musical traditions of Athens, GA:

The Athens Music Project will take into account the city's variety of African-American musical traditions, both secular and religious; its growing jazz scene; bluegrass and other folk music traditions; the Latin American/Latino musical community; new music and conceptual sound art; as well as Athens' historic role in both classical music and musical theater.

The cluster will be designed to take in...

The Nature of Music

Posted 4 years 4 months ago

Ethnomusicology is the study of why, and how, human beings are musical - a definition that positions ethnomusicology among the social sciences, humanities, and biological sciences dedicated to understanding the nature of the human species in all its biological, social, cultural, and artistic diversity.

The Hugh Hodgson Schol of Music welcomes UCLA ethnomusicologist Timothy Rice to campus on Thursday, Oct. 10, where he will present a public lecture at 4 p.m. in room 408 of the school of music on The Nature of Music:

“By asking questions about the nature of music inspired by...

Georgia Virtual History Project

Posted 4 years 5 months ago
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One of the new Faculty Research Clusters recently launched by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is the Digital Humanities Lab co-directed by Franklin faculty in the departments of English (Bill Kretzschmar) and history (Stephen Berry and Claudio Saunt). This initiative combines digital humanities courses and the strengthening of the university’s digital humanities research core through projects such as the Linguistic Atlas Project and eHistory.org. One of the initiatives aligned with the eHistory effort is the Georgia Virtual History Project, a nonprofit organization directed and...

Engaging Students and Communities in Music Research

Posted 4 years 5 months ago

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music present a lecture by a noted expert on bringing research into communities and vice-versa. Carol Muller, a South African-born Ethnomusicologist at the University of Pennsylvannia, will speak at the Hodgson Schoo, at 4 p.m. Thursday Sept. 5 in room 408. 

Muller has published widely on South African music at home and abroad. Her books include Rituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire: Nazarite Women's Performance in South Africa (Chicago with CD Rom); Focus: South African Music (Routledge with CD);...

Faculty Research Clusters in the Humanities

Posted 4 years 5 months ago

In continuing with our Humanities Week theme, today the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at UGA launches its new Faculty Research Clusters initiative with a reception at 4 p.m. in the Russell Building Special Collections Libraries:

The program supports groups of University of Georgia faculty who are organized to address large-scale humanities and arts questions in partnership with colleagues from allied departments, colleges, centers, and institutes.

UGA President Jere Morehead and Vice President David Lee are scheduled to give remarks at the event....