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Spotlight on the Arts: Focus on Film

Posted 3 years 10 months ago
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Bayou Maharajah screening, Q&A sells out Ciné theatre

By Jessica Luton

jluton@uga.edu

 

Every seat in the house was filled at Cinè Monday night for the showing of Bayou Maharajah, a film directed by UGA alum Lily Keber and produced by UGA Grady telecommunications professor and Peabody Awards Associate Director Nate Kohn. 

The event was co-sponsored by Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at UGA, in conjunction with the more than 60 events scheduled with the Spotlight on the Arts Festival...

Athens Music Project

Posted 3 years 10 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 3 years 11 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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);...

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