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

Oct
14
Sat
all-day Exhibition – “Muse: Mickalene Th...
Exhibition – “Muse: Mickalene Th...
Oct 14 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
Exhibition - "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête" @ Georgia Museum of Art
This exhibition of more than 40 works by the acclaimed African American artist Mickalene Thomas also includes a selection of works by artists who inspired her: Derrick Adams, Renée Cox, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Deana Lawson, Zanele Muholi, Malick Sidibé, Xaviera Simmons, Hank...
Oct
21
Sat
3:00 pm Screening – “The Last Picture Sh...
Screening – “The Last Picture Sh...
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
Screening - "The Last Picture Show" Presented by James Ponsoldt @ Ciné | Athens | Georgia | United States
Filmmaker James Ponsoldt will introduce a special screening of Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show as part of a day of events at Ciné in celebration of the Willson Center’s 30th anniversary. The Last Picture Show, based on the 1966 novel by Larry McMurtry, starred Timothy...
5:00 pm “A Creative Life: Conversation w...
“A Creative Life: Conversation w...
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
"A Creative Life: Conversation with James Ponsoldt"
A conversation about a life and career in the arts and humanities with filmmaker James Ponsoldt, who will visit Athens for a day of events at Ciné in celebration of the Willson Center’s 30th anniversary. Ponsoldt will take part in this public discussion with Nicholas Allen,...
7:15 pm Screening – “The Spectacular Now...
Screening – “The Spectacular Now...
Oct 21 @ 7:15 pm
Screening - "The Spectacular Now" Presented by James Ponsoldt @ Ciné | Athens | Georgia | United States
Filmmaker James Ponsoldt will introduce a special screening of his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now, which was filmed in Athens, as part of a day of events at Ciné in celebration of the Willson Center’s 30th anniversary. The Spectacular Now is based on the novel by...
Oct
26
Thu
5:00 pm Conversation and Reception with ...
Conversation and Reception with ...
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm
Conversation and Reception with Marguerite Abouet and Alain Gomis @ Ciné Lab | Athens | Georgia | United States
A conversation with the French writer and filmmaker Marguerite Abouet and filmmaker Alain Gomis will include contributions from UGA faculty members and a public reception and book signing with Avid Bookshop. The reception begins at 5 p.m. and the conversation at 5:30. The event will...
7:00 pm The U.S. in the First World War:...
The U.S. in the First World War:...
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
The U.S. in the First World War: Richard Shawn Faulkner -  "Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy's Life in Battle" @ Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium | Athens | Georgia | United States
Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” 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...
7:15 pm Screening – “Félicité” with Dire...
Screening – “Félicité” with Dire...
Oct 26 @ 7:15 pm
Screening - "Félicité" with Director Alain Gomis @ Ciné | Athens | Georgia | United States
French filmmaker Alain Gomis will present his 2017 film Félicité, winner of the Silver Berlin Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. The screening will be preceded by a conversation between Gomis and the French writer and filmmaker Marguerite Abouet, which...