Events - Exhibits

UGA Libraries sponsor Home Movie Day at the Russell Special Collections Libraries

Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day  when National Home Movie Day 2017 is observed  in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.

National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October.  The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.

The U.S. in the First World War: Richard Shawn Faulkner – “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle”

Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries.

The U.S. in the First World War: Chad Williams – “World War I, Black Soldiers and the Birth of the New Negro”

Chad Williams will give a talk on the wartime experience of African American soldiers in World War I and the rise of the New Negro as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries.

The U.S. in the First World War: Lynn Dumenil – “Modern American Women and World War I”

Lynn Dumenil will give a talk on “Modern American Women and World War I” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries.

Odum School of Ecology presents “Darwin, Odum, and Ecological Challenges for the 21st Century”

The Odum School of Ecology kicks off a celebration of its 10th anniversary—and the 50th of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—with a lecture, discussion and pair of exhibitions Featured speakers include Betty Jean Craige, University Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts; David C. Coleman, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Ecology; and James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology Emeritus.

Performing Prohibition: A Taste of Temperance & Abandon!

You don’t need the password to get into this speakeasy! To celebrate the opening of the new exhibit “Spirited: Prohibition in America,  the Russell Library is rolling up the rug, laying on a spread, and putting on a big show on Thursday evening, September 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The party features a performance of prohibition era songs and stories by noted beverage historian Elizabeth Pearce, classic cocktail demonstrations by expert mixologist Jerry Slater, and tours of the exhibition.

Covered With Glory: Football at UGA, 1892-1917

Rarely seen artifacts and photographs from UGA’s earliest gridiron heroes tell the story of the formative years of UGA’s football program in a new exhibit in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Rotunda.

Free guided tours are offered each Friday before home games.

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St., is open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays (closed on all home football game days).  Admission is free and open to the general public.

Covered With Glory: Football at UGA, 1892-1917

Rarely seen artifacts and photographs from UGA’s earliest gridiron heroes tell the story of the formative years of UGA’s football program in a new exhibit in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Rotunda.

Free guided tours are offered each Friday before home games.

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St., is open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays (closed on all home football game days).  Admission is free and open to the general public.

Covered With Glory: Football at UGA, 1892-1917

Rarely seen artifacts and photographs from UGA’s earliest gridiron heroes tell the story of the formative years of UGA’s football program in a new exhibit in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Rotunda.

Free guided tours are offered each Friday before home games.

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St., is open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays (closed on all home football game days).  Admission is free and open to the general public.