Author: davemarr

a2ru

UGA renews membership in a2ru

The University of Georgia has committed to renew its membership in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), a partnership of more than 40 institutions aligned to support interdisciplinary research, curricula, programs and creative practice between the arts, sciences and other disciplines. UGA...

Read More
Michael Ondaatje

Author Michael Ondaatje named 2019-2020 Delta Visiting Chair

The Willson Center will welcome author Michael Ondaatje to the University of Georgia as the 2019-2020 Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding. Ondaatje, whose 1992 novel The English Patient was awarded the "Golden Booker" prize in 2018 as the best English-language novel of the past...

Read More
The Andrew W Mellon Foundation Logo

UGA among four institutions in Mellon-funded consortium on environmental humanities

[caption id="attachment_9703" align="alignright" width="300"] Nicholas Allen[/caption] The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $150,000 two-year grant to pilot a consortium of four research institutions and their public partners to study coasts, climates and the environmental humanities. The Coasts, Climates, the Humanities, and the Environment Consortium...

Read More
NoViolet Bulawayo

2019 Global Georgia Initiative continues with three events in April

The Willson Center's 2019 Global Georgia Initiative visiting speaker series began this February with public talks by author Jeff VanderMeer and historian and Ferdinand Phinizy Lecturer Stephanie McCurry. The series continues with a panel discussion on the removal of monuments in the global south featuring...

Read More
Stephanie McCurry

Video of Phinizy Lecture by historian Stephanie McCurry now online

Columbia University historian Stephanie McCurry visited the University of Georgia to give the department of history’s Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture, an event in the Willson Center's Global Georgia Initiative. McCurry’s talk, which took place Feb. 22 in the Seney-Stovall Chapel, was also part of the university’s...

Read More