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The Willson Center

Promoting research and creativity in the humanities and arts.

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Public Programs

The Global Georgia Initiative brings the world to Georgia and Georgia to the world.

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Digital Humanities Lab

The DIGI initiative supports collaborative research at UGA and beyond.

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Public Humanities

Recognized as a national model program for fostering “humanities communities.”

Promoting Scholarly Inquiry & Creative Activity

Upcoming Events

4:00 pm Roundtable Discussion: “The Germ...
Roundtable Discussion: “The Germ...
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion: "The German Election and Why It Matters" @ Miller Learning Center, Room 268
A roundtable discussion on the 2016 and 2017 elections in Germany and Europe, sponsored by Transnational European Studies at UGA, the department of Germanic and Slavic studies, and the School for Public and International Affairs. Panelists are Alex Sager of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Markus Crepaz...
7:00 pm Religion and the Common Good Res...
Religion and the Common Good Res...
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Religion and the Common Good Research Seminar - "Religion Courses, Self-Authorship, and the Pursuit of the Common Good" @ Miller Learning Center, Room 150
This talk will be led by Robert L. Foster. lecturer, department of religion, and Josh Patterson, PhD Student, Institute of Higher Education. The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is an interdisciplinary initiative that builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members, and other...
3:30 pm Roundtable Discussion with Robin...
Roundtable Discussion with Robin...
Sep 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion with Robin Karson of Library of American Landscape History @ Jackson Street Building, Room 112
The College of Environment and Design and the Willson Center present a roundtable discussion with Robin Karson, founder and director of the Library of American Landscape History, a nonprofit publisher of books that advance the study and practice of American landscape architecture, located in Amherst, Massachusetts....
all-day “Sharing Our Stories” – Digitizi...
“Sharing Our Stories” – Digitizi...
Sep 30 all-day
“Sharing Our Stories” - Digitizing and Recording Opportunities at the Briar Patch Arts Festival @ Courthouse Lawn, Eatonton, GA | Eatonton | Georgia | United States
“Sharing Our Stories” is an academic and community initiative funded by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and guided by Christopher Lawton, director of experiential learning for Putnam County Schools and director of the Georgia Virtual History Project. It a partnership initiative of...
6:00 pm Screening and Discussion – “Chas...
Screening and Discussion – “Chas...
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
Screening and Discussion - "Chasing Coral" @ Tate Student Center Theater | Athens | Georgia | United States
Chasing Coral follows a team of divers, photographers, and scientists as they set out to discover why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. The film features world-renowned coral research conducted at the University of Georgia. Following the screening, a panel...
7:00 pm The U.S. in the First World War:...
The U.S. in the First World War:...
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
The U.S. in the First World War: Lynn Dumenil - "Modern American Women and World War I" @ Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium | Athens | Georgia | United States
Lynn Dumenil will give a talk on “Modern American Women and World War I” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department...
4:00 pm Cinema Roundtable – “1967: How ‘...
Cinema Roundtable – “1967: How ‘...
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm
Cinema Roundtable - "1967: How 'The Graduate' and 'Bonnie and Clyde' Changed Hollywood" @ Fine Arts Building, Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
It is now 50 years since 1967, a year that marked major shifts in Hollywood storytelling and censorship. Two lower-budget “youth pix,” The Graduate and Bonnie and Clyde, led the way, proving there was a big audience for new, daring content. Both films exploited elements from modern European...


Internal Deadlines
External Funding Opportunities

Sep 27 | ACLS: Fellowship

Sep 27 | ACLS: Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Sep 27 | ACLS: Collaborative Research Fellowships

Sep 29 | American Academy in Berlin Fellowships

Oct 2 (and Dec 1)| APS: Franklin Research Grants

Oct 18| National Humanities Center Fellowships

Oct 30 | IPRH–Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities

Oct 30 | Map Fund (for original live performance projects)

Nov 7 | SSRC: International Dissertation Research Fellowship

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