Collage of 30 faces

Willson Center 30th Anniversary

30 faces of the humanities and arts

Natalie Chanin with large group

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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Jim McKay with students in library

Public Humanities

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

Promoting Scholarly Inquiry & Creative Activity

Upcoming Events

all-day Terry Waltz – Three-Day Mandarin...
Terry Waltz – Three-Day Mandarin...
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
Terry Waltz - Three-Day Mandarin Dog-Gone Fast Workshop @ Athens Clarke County Public Library, First Floor Classroom
Led by Dr. Terry Waltz, expert in Mandarin and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS), these three classes immerse students in Mandarin language learning that is fun and effective. Supported by the Willson Center and the Department of Language and Literacy Education, this immersive experience is...
4:00 pm Global Georgia Initiative: Wills...
Global Georgia Initiative: Wills...
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm
Global Georgia Initiative: Willson Center / Grady College Conversation - "Journalism and the Contemporary South" @ UGA Chapel | Athens | Georgia | United States
Join us for a conversation on journalism in the contemporary South with six panelists with national experience in the modern media and the challenges they face in telling the stories that speak to a tumultuous time. Eliza Borné, editor, Oxford American Valerie Boyd, professor, UGA...
4:00 pm Jessica Silbey – “The Eureka Myt...
Jessica Silbey – “The Eureka Myt...
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm
Jessica Silbey - "The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property" @ Hirsch Hall (School of Law), Classroom B (Room 122)
Jessica Silbey, professor at the Northeastern University School of Law, is a leading scholar and nationally recognized expert on intellectual property and the use of film to communicate about law. Silbey has altered the national conversation about creativity and invention with her recent book, The Eureka...
5:30 pm Shirley Brice Heath – Aralee St...
Shirley Brice Heath – Aralee St...
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm
Shirley Brice Heath -  Aralee Strange Lecture: “The Arts as Brick and Mortar of Community Building” @ Georgia Museum of Art | Athens | Georgia | United States
Shirley Brice Heath holds the Marjorie Bailey Professorship in English and Dramatic Literature and is a professor of linguistics, emerita, at Stanford University. She is also the director of research for the Public Theater in New York City. Her work focuses on the ways in...
8:00 pm Marc Teicholz – Guitar Recital
Marc Teicholz – Guitar Recital
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Teicholz - Guitar Recital @ Ramsey Concert Hall
Guitarist Marc Teicholz was awarded first prize at the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the largest, most prestigious contest of its kind in the United States. He was also a prize winner at the 1991 New York East-West Artists Competition. Described by Gramophone...
4:00 pm Willson Center Cinema Roundtable...
Willson Center Cinema Roundtable...
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Willson Center Cinema Roundtable - "Women, Hollywood, and the #METOO Era" @ Fine Arts Building, Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
This past year saw many dramatic revelations within the American cinema, from the Harvey Weinstein scandals and the #ME TOO plus #TIMESUP movements, to highly popular movies by women writers, directors, and producers, including Wonder Woman, First They Killed My Father, Mudbound, and Lady Bird,...
4:30 pm Jonathan Hsy – “Disability and D...
Jonathan Hsy – “Disability and D...
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm
Jonathan Hsy - “Disability and Divergent Readers: The History of the Book through Other(ed) Senses” @ Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
This talk, part of the 2018 Symposium on the Book, considers how disability-oriented cultural studies can transform how we think about material texts and the phenomenology of reading. Among the text technologies considered will be the development of braille/tactile books and “talking books” (precursors to...


Internal Deadlines
External Funding Opportunities

Feb 28 | Creative Capital Award

Mar 1NEH Institute for Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies (UGA)

Mar 1 | NEH Institute for Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies (UGA)

Mar 13 | NEH: Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

Mar 14 | ACLS: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs

Mar 31 | The Literary Encyclopedia Research Travel Awards 2018

Apr 11 | NEH: Fellowships

Apr 11 | NEH: NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

May 2 | NEH: Humanities Access

May 31 | NEH: Common Heritage

Jun 6 | NEH: Digital Projects for the Public

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