Willson Center

National Humanities Alliance

Posted 2 years 9 months ago

When a university's humanities programs are strong, as they are at UGA, we don't hear much about the threats to instruction and research in its many disciplines. But that humanites strength on our campus comes from a supportive community that fosters collaboration at critical junctures - both physical and in time - that makes innovative faculty and student initiatives a reality. In other words, we recognize the importance of having the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, and now the National Humanities Alliance Foundation recognizes the importance of the Willson Center at UGA as...


Posted 2 years 10 months ago

The 'digital' designation is becoming superfluous, if not redundant, such do we all live in a world of 1s and 0s. Not to say that we don't make distinctions between the digital and the real world, but that the intersections have become not just more numerous but increasingly complementary to each other.

The Digital Humanities, for instance, refers to an area of research and scholarship at the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. Our humanities units and the Willson Center have been working hard on some major initiatives at this intersection and...

Mapping Reconstruction

Posted 2 years 10 months ago
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This is certainly no joke, and already getting a lot of attention in the media. The digital humanities continue to take significant leaps forward with the use of maps as information graphics - and maybe they always have been, even in 2D, but add history, technology, data, narrative and... wow.

Mapping Occupation, a recently launched web-based project by UGA and City University of New York historians, provides the first detailed look at where the United States sent its troops to occupy the South after the American Civil War. This new view of the Army’s role sheds new light on the...

New home for the Willson Center

Posted 2 years 11 months ago

Support for and promotion of the humanities and arts might appear to be a lower priority in many instances, for reasons we need not go back through. But one thing (at least) remains clear: vigorous support for the humanities and arts lets all and sundry know how and where they are vital, while providing inestimable opportunities for faculty, students and the campus community. That describes our Willson Center, and in a mark of our campus commitment to the humanities and arts, it now has a new home on Lumpkin Street:

[UGA's] Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts has...

Table's Edge

Posted 2 years 12 months ago

Cheeky titles aside, even if 'the path to our hearts is through our stomachs' is a mischievous falsehood, the fare upon our tables affirmatively helps define our culture, if not our sensibility. To dwell, wax and further instruct on the issue of food, the Willson Center brings John T. Edge to campus this Thursday:

 [A] widely published writer and the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, Edge is one of the leading figures in an emerging public conversation about how regional...