Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

UGA Press book named one of best on Georgia history for 2013

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Congratulations to UGA grad Glenn Eskew, co-winner of the Georgia Historical Society’s 2014 Malcolm Bell, Jr., and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for the best book in Georgia history published in 2013. Eskew will be at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building Wed., May 28 to discuss his biography, ...

Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 25

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries. Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying ...

Frances Mayes to read from latest memoir April 16

Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books about her life in Italy, will speak at the University of Georgia Libraries April 16. A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popularity writing about her life in Italy restoring a crumbling villa, beginning with Under the Tuscan Sun ...

Viewing scheduled for Peabody Awards winners announcement

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Peabody Awards Collection will host a live viewing of the Peabody Award winners announcement, to be broadcast on the "CBS This Morning" sometime between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Join us in the Special Collections Libraries at 300 S. Hull Street for doughnuts and coffee, and watch ...

Women’s History Month Exhibit Featured at Hargrett Library

Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The annual Women’s History Month Exhibit at the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law is on display in the exhibit galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell building, home of the Special Collections ...

Confederate Constitution display

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving copy of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America -- a part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections -- will be displayed April 25 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St. Due to ...

‘An Encounter with Lillian Smith’ to be presented Saturday

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum will present a “Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith,” a solo performance drawn largely from unpublished autobiographical writings by the author. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the ...

Nuclear Anxiety Panel and Dr. Strangelove Screening Postponed

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to inclement weather, the University of Georgia campus will be closed today, Thursday, February 13, 2014. Tonight's scheduled panel discussion, Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture, has been postponed. This event will now take place on next Thursday, February 20th from 5:30-7:00PM in the auditorium of the Special ...

Humanities Council president says play ‘lifts a new curtain’ on Lillian Smith

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Jamil Zainaldin, president of the Georgia Humanities Council, writes about author and activist Lillian Smith, an inaugural member of the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame, based at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Smith is the subject of a one-woman play, written and performed by Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum. ...

Enacting the Future book symposium

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  On Saturday, February 1, the Special Collections Libraries at UGA will host a book symposium, Enacting the Future. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Grady College, and the Department ...