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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

Feb
22
Wed
all-day Global Georgia Initiative: Seed ... @ Multiple venues
Global Georgia Initiative: Seed ... @ Multiple venues
Feb 22 all-day
Global Georgia Initiative: Seed Life Skills Symposium - "Food, Culture, and Community" @ Multiple venues
The Willson Center and Seed Life Skills present a symposium on “Food, Culture, and Community” with multiple public events on February 22 as part of the Willson Center’s 2017 Global Georgia Initiative. Seed Life Skills is a nonprofit, research-based curriculum...
Feb
23
Thu
5:00 pm Marcia Chatelain – “Burgers in t... @ Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
Marcia Chatelain – “Burgers in t... @ Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm
Marcia Chatelain - “Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism: How Civil Rights and Fast Food Changed America after 1968” @ Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
Marcia Chatelain is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University. Previously, she was an assistant professor of honors at the University of Oklahoma. She is a historian of black girls and girlhood during the Great Migration. Her...
Feb
24
Fri
4:00 pm Cinema Roundtable – “Writing Fil... @ Miller Learning Center, room 148
Cinema Roundtable – “Writing Fil... @ Miller Learning Center, room 148
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm
Cinema Roundtable - "Writing Film and Media Criticism in the Digital Age"  @ Miller Learning Center, room 148 | Athens | Georgia | United States
The internet has brought dramatic challenges and opportunities to film, media, and arts criticism. Major news outlets no longer enjoy the same authority and control over “expert” opinions during an era of interactive blogs and online criticism, and fewer local...
4:30 pm Amanda Powell – “Bridges Made of... @ Gilbert Hall, Room 118
Amanda Powell – “Bridges Made of... @ Gilbert Hall, Room 118
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm
Amanda Powell - “Bridges Made of Water, Not Walls Made of Steel — Literary Translation” @ Gilbert Hall, Room 118 | Athens | Georgia | United States
Amanda Powell’s translations include The Answer / La Respuesta by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (with Electa Arenal; Feminist Press at City U. of New York, 2009); María San José Salazar, Book for the Hour of Recreation (ed. Alison...
Mar
2
Thu
4:00 pm Nick Ellis – “Language as a Comp... @ Miller Learning Center, room 213
Nick Ellis – “Language as a Comp... @ Miller Learning Center, room 213
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm
Nick Ellis - "Language as a Complex Adaptive System" @ Miller Learning Center, room 213 | Athens | Georgia | United States
Nick Ellis is a professor of psychology and linguistics as well as a research scientist in the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan. His lecture is part of the Complex Systems Research Seminar. The seminar is affiliated with the Complex...
7:00 pm Global Georgia Initiative: Scree... @ Ciné
Global Georgia Initiative: Scree... @ Ciné
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Global Georgia Initiative: Screening of "500 Years" with director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis @ Ciné | Athens | Georgia | United States
The Sundance-selected 2017 documentary 500 Years continues the story of the Guatemalan indigenous Mayan peoples’ human rights struggle that began in director Pamela Yates’s earlier films When the Mountains Tremble (1983) and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011). Yates and Paco de...
Mar
15
Wed
6:30 pm Delta Visiting Chair Colm Tóibín... @ Ciné
Delta Visiting Chair Colm Tóibín... @ Ciné
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm
Delta Visiting Chair Colm Tóibín - Screening: "Brooklyn" with audience Q&A @ Ciné | Athens | Georgia | United States
The Willson Center will welcome the internationally acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín to the University of Georgia as the second annual Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding March 15-17, 2017. The first public event of Tóibín’s visit will be a...

Deadlines

INTERNAL DEADLINES

Feb 16 | Willson Center Research Seminar

Feb 16 | Willson Center Distinguished Artist or Lecturer 

Feb 28 | President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program (letter of intent deadline, submission deadline: March 17)

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Mar 14 | NEH: Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

Mar 22 | ACLS: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

Mar 23 | ACLS: Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Grants for Universities

Mar 30 | Georgia Humanities Grants

Apr 12 | NEH: Fellowships

Apr 12 | NEH: NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

Jun 1 | NEH: Common Heritage

Jun 6 | NEH: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Jun 7 | NEH: Digital Projects for the Public

Jul 20 | NEH: Humanities Collection and Reference Resources

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