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Georgia Humanities Symposium

Alan Flurry

UGA and the Franklin College welcome delegates from around the state and region to the Georgia Museum of Art on Friday March 8 for the Georgia Humanities Symposium, the first of three annual meetings during which participants will share experiences of projects, grants, and innovations in humanities research and teaching:

The Willson Center and Georgia Humanities will host the Georgia Humanities Symposium, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Program.

The publicly engaged humanities are a critical part of research and outreach nationally and the University of Georgia is part of a rich fabric of humanities research and teaching whose threads weave through the state.

The Georgia Humanities Symposium has two aims:

  • To gather together humanities research leaders at the state, region and national levels to discuss and share diverse humanities practices with a view to amplifying our collective voice and knitting a stronger fabric between us.
  • To discover if we can build this conversation into a sustainable and durable framework for connecting innovation and advocacy for the humanities in the south east to other regional and national initiatives, with a view to increasing our collective visibility and competitiveness, in particular with foundations, endowments and private support.

Welcome to colleagues and delegates from Georgia Humanities, the High Museum, the University of Florida, the University of North Carolina, the University of Tennessee, Auburn, Clemson, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.

The Willson Center will make a recording of the meeting available to the public.

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