Willson Center

Mapping Reconstruction

Posted 3 years 4 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 3 years 5 months ago
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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 3 years 5 months ago
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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...

Hood/Powers Q & A at the Chapel

Posted 3 years 6 months ago
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Thursday the 12th at 4 pm, we're all going to the Chapel for a conversation between great friends of the blog Patterson Hood and Ann Powers:

Ann Powers of NPR and musician Patterson Hood will hold a public conversation on "Our Back Pages: The Music, Books and Movies That Fed Two Creative Lives" Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.

The event is part of the Global Georgia Initiative, the signature speaker series of the UGA Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Hood is a co-founder and principal singer-songwriter of the Athens band Drive...

Global Georgia 2015: Loung Ung

Posted 3 years 6 months ago
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The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts' Global Georgia Initiative brings author and human rights activist Loung Ung to campus for a public lecture on Thursday January 29 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room on the 4th floor of the Rusk Center. Her lecture is titled, "First They Killed My Father,"

Loung Ung was only 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge soldiers stormed into her native city of Phnom Penh. Four years later, in one of the bloodiest episodes of the 20th century, some two million Cambodians – out of a population of seven million – had died at the hands of the infamous Pol...

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