Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Athens Art Book Fair

The Athens Art Book Fair showcases a variety of works on paper produced by dozens of artists and presses from primarily Athens, Georgia and the Southeast. This event is free to the public and will take place on Saturday, June 22nd at the Athenaeum in downtown Athens from 11 am to 4 pm.

Join us to explore a wide variety of techniques and subject matter on display and connect with artists and publishers!

Author Event and Book Signing with Hanif Abdurraqib and Xinyue Huang

Join The Georgia Review and Avid Bookshop at the legendary 40 Watt for a literary night you won't want to miss. Best-selling writer and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib reads from his newly released book, There's Always This Year, about basketball, life, and home. Emerging bilingual poet Xinyue Huang reads from her book on love, loss, and persistence. Free and open to the public. Book sale and signing to follow. RSVPs highly suggested. 

Avid Bookshop and The Georgia Review Present Jennine Capó Crucet and Brian Truong

The Georgia Review, Avid Bookshop, and the Athens-Clarke County Library invite the public to a free author event and book signing with Jennine Capó Crucet and Brian Truong. Join us to hear passionate, funny, and thought-provoking work that highlights the difficulties and blessings of living in immigrant communities. 

Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies // Sea Sound Seen: Peter Van Zandt Lane, Dana Montlack, and Felicia Zamora

Join us for aqueous work from an award-winning poet and distinguished composer. Peter Van Zandt Lane will give a presentation on his current composition project, Thresholds, a work for orchestra and electronics that incorporates data sonification from the Georgia Coastal Ecologies Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site and is supported by a grant from the Georgia Sea Grant Artists Program.

Humanities Pedagogy and AI in German and American Classrooms

ChatGPT made its début less than a year ago: how are humanists responding to the bot? Join Dr. Julia Burkhardt, Professor of Medieval History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and a participant in the UGA-LMU Faculty Research Exchange Program, in exploring this question with a group of UGA faculty who have been thinking deeply about artificial intelligence and education: Elizabeth Davis (English), Jeremy Davis (Philosophy), Katie Ireland (Libraries and Digital Humanities), Kevin Jones (History), and Montgomery Wolf (History). 

IWS Virtual Film Screening for Women's History Month: "Feed the Green - Feminist Voices for the Earth"

FEED THE GREEN: FEMINIST VOICES FOR THE EARTH challenges the cultural imagination surrounding the destruction of the environment and its impact on femicide and genocide. This informative documentary, by Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies professor and scholar Jane Caputi, highlights an active global resistance movement and an alternative imagery communicating resistant green consciousness.