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 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...
4:30 pm Heather Cass White – “Marianne M...
Heather Cass White – “Marianne M...
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm
Heather Cass White - "Marianne Moore: Why Editing Matters" @ Park Hall Library (Room 261)
Marianne Moore (1887-1972), major American modernist poet and editor, was one of her age’s shiftiest artists. She made, remade, reordered and selectively suppressed her poems many times during her life, making the establishment of a “definitive” Moore canon nearly impossible. The past decade, however, has...
12:00 pm Maria Franca Sibau – “Militant V...
Maria Franca Sibau – “Militant V...
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm
Maria Franca Sibau - "Militant Virtue: Contentious Exemplary Heroines in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Vernacular Stories" @ TBD
Maria Franca Sibau is Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Emory University. She earned a B.A. degree in East Asian Studies from Venice University, an M.A. degree in East Asian Studies from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in...
7:00 pm Religion and the Common Good Sem...
Religion and the Common Good Sem...
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Religion and the Common Good Seminar - "Augustine on Love, Conflict, and the Goods We Hold in Common" @ Miller Learning Center, Room 248
This talk will be led by Richard Miller, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Religious Ethics, University of Chicago. The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is an interdisciplinary initiative that builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members, and other professionals with research, teaching, and...
12:30 pm Global Georgia Initiative: Rober...
Global Georgia Initiative: Rober...
Mar 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Global Georgia Initiative: Robert Spano - "Conversation with Student Composers: Experimentation, Preparation, and Performance" @ Edge Recital Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Robert Spano, artistic director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will visit UGA for a day of events supported by the President’s Venture Fund, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and the Willson Center. Spano and the ASO will take part in the UGA-Atlanta Symphony Composers Workshop...


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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