Seen Unseen Sapelo

Seen/Unseen: Sapelo

The Georgia Virtual History Project and the UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, working closely with community partners on Sapelo Island, at Harris Neck, and in Darien, aim to build that history into something that not only reveals the depth of what is local, but also makes clear how the local there is truly the story of Georgia.

Josie Dixon

Humanities and Arts Lecture and Workshop on Research Publication

The Willson Center and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor a lecture on research publication at 10:30 a.m.  Wednesday, April 2 in room Q (second floor) of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Josie Dixon, publishing and research training … More ›

Willson Center Research Clusters

President Morehead, VP David Lee Help Launch Willson Research Clusters

The Willson Center will launch its new Faculty Research Clusters initiative at a public reception at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. UGA President Jere Morehead and Vice President David Lee will give remarks at the event, and Willson Center Director Nicholas Allen will introduce the directors of the six clusters.

Jean Kidula and Susan Thomas

Athens Music Project Aims to Generate and Collect Research on Diverse Local "Scenes"

We continue our series of profiles on the Willson Center’s Faculty Research Clusters with this month’s spotlight on the Athens Music Project, co-directed by Jean Kidula and Susan Thomas.

Thomas, associate professor of music and women’s studies, and Kidula, associate professor of music and African studies, are ethnomusicologists in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who formed the research cluster to create a platform for research, creative development, and shared expertise in, about, and for Athens’ diverse musical communities.

Everyday People festival

Advance Tickets Now on Sale for “Everyday People: The Film, Television, and Video Work of Jim McKay”

Tickets are now on sale for “Everyday People: The Film, Television, and Video Work of Jim McKay,” a festival to be presented November 15-18 by the Willson Center in partnership with Whatever It Takes Athens as part of the University of Georgia’s 2013 Spotlight on the Arts.

The opening event will be a gala reception and screening of Tourfilm, McKay’s feature-length concert film documenting R.E.M.’s 1989 world tour for the album Green, co-hosted by David Daley, editor-in chief of The event will benefit Whatever It Takes, an initiative of the local nonprofit Family Connection – Communities in Schools whose mission is to fight poverty in Athens through support for public education and families.


Willson Center Announces Calendar for 2013 Spotlight on the Arts Festival

The Willson Center will sponsor a brimming calendar of events for the 2013 UGA Spotlight on the Arts including an academic symposium, an art exhibition, panel discussions, a reading and lecture by a celebrated author and scholar, the local premiere of a new documentary by a UGA alum, and a four-day, multi-venue film festival. Read on for the full schedule.

Andrew Zawacki - Videotape

New Publications for Poets Ed Pavlić and Andrew Zawacki

Congratulations are due Ed Pavlić and Andrew Zawacki, both professors in UGA’s English Department and Creative Writing Program. Pavlić’s new collection of poems, Visiting Hours at the Color Line, was published in July by Milkweed Editions, and Zawacki’s poetry book Videotape has just come out from Counterpath.

Still image from Georgia Virtual History Project video trailer

Georgia Virtual History Project Among Highlights of Digital Humanities Lab Research Cluster

One of the initiatives aligned with the Willson Center’s Digital Humanities Research Cluster is the Georgia Virtual History Project, a nonprofit organization directed and co-founded by Willson Center Digital Humanities Fellow Christopher Lawton. The GVHP is an effort to use new and interactive technologies to record the history of the state of Georgia and make it available to multiple audiences, from eighth-graders and the general public to college students and academic professionals.

Chuck Searcy

Chuck Searcy to Present on Vietnam Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Ciné Sept. 27

Chuck Searcy, a founder of The Athens Observer, a local weekly newspaper that was last published in the 1990s, has spent nearly the past two decades engaged in humanitarian work in Vietnam. He now works with Project Renew to remove unexploded bombs, mines, and other ordnance left behind from the American war, during which he served in U.S. military intelligence. Searcy returns to Athens for a fundraising presentation on Project Renew’s efforts at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29 at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. in downtown Athens.