Willson Center

Call for fellowship applications: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Posted 1 week 5 days ago
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The Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts invite applications for fellowships as part of a new professional development initiative, the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies:

The seminar is open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Georgia. It is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation. 

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The one-week seminar will take place in Berlin and feature distinguished speakers with...

Filmmaker Ponsoldt visits Cine

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Franklin College welcomes Athens-native James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Circle and Master of None) back to town this weekend to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Willson Center with an event at Cine:

Ponsoldt will introduce special screenings of Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show at 3 p.m. and his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now, which was filmed in Athens, at 7:15 p.m. Between the two films, at 5:30 p.m., Ponsoldt will take part in a public conversation about an education, life and career in the arts and humanities with...

Iconicity: Musicology colloquium with Kofi Agawu

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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The African Studies Institute and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present a colloquium featuring Princeton University professor Kofi Agawu on October 5 at 5 p.m., Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression:

At the heart of African expressive behavior is a family of devices designed to achieve varieties of sameness through repetition, variation and imitation. While no single term for them has so far emerged from African-language designation, they collectively represent a widespread and favorite modality. I will use C.S Peirce’s term iconicity to refer to this mode of...

Willson Center celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted 3 months 4 days ago
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Promoting research and creativity in the humanities and arts on campus and beyond, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary this academic year, beginning today with a public reception and a panel discussion on "The Humanities and Arts Today":

The discussion, moderated by Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center, will be held Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panelists are Laurie Baefsky, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts...

First-Year Orientation: Welcome new students

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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First-year Orientation sessions begin tomorrow, June 1, and we want to welcome all new students and parents who will be visiting campus for two-day tours/registration/information sessions all summer. It can be an overwhelming experience, as we well understand, though orientation has been designed with this in mind. Still, there is much to take in; the University of Georgia operates like, and offers as many services of, a small city: Where will you live? How will you get to class? Where are the dining halls? When are they open? Buses? The list is nearly endless, but hidden within these more...

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