Feb 07

Summer of Soul Screening

In celebration of Black History Month, join us Tuesday, February 7, 2023, for a screening of the Peabody Award-winning concert documentary,

5:00 pm Zell B. Miller Learning Center
Feb 09

Politics and Zines: Create Your Own Zine Workshop

A zine, short for “magazine,” is a small-circulation self-published work of images and text, usually reproduced on a copy machine. Zines have been a significant medium of communication for fan clubs, artists, and subcultures alike, presenting the opportunity of self-expression for anyone who has access to scissors and paper. Additionally, zines provide an accessible avenue for activists to express personal and political views.

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , 277
Feb 16

Symposium on the Book

Lecture, "The Blood of Christians: Phillis Wheatley Peters and White Christianity" with Professor Kim Coles, 10AM: 

10:00 am Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , 277
Feb 20

Lecture, The Mysteries of Freemasonry Brought to Light: The Origins and Some Discoveries of the Exhibition

Join curator Alisa Luxenberg for a lecture about Hargrett's newest exhibit, "Freemasonry in Georgia: Ideals, Imagery, and Impact." The lecture will introduce the subject of Freemasonry, the origins and challenges of the exhibition, and some of the fascinating discoveries made during the research undertaken for the catalogue accompanying the show. 

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , 271
Feb 21

Escape the Gallery Game Night

Join the Hargrett Library for an interactive escape room experience hosted by Escape the Space in the galleries! RSVP to Jess Grant (jess.grant@uga.edu) by February 20th. 

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , Hargrett Gallery
Feb 25

Troubling Performance Symposium

This one-day symposium will consider representations of race in performance in connection to the work of visual artist Kara Walker, whose exhibition “Back of Hand” will be on display at the Athenaeum. Taking Walker as a departure point, invited speakers will address themes related to rethinking Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, satire, stereotypes, gender, and identity.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Athenaeum
Feb 27

A Conversation with Monte Markham: From Campus Footlights to Hollywood Spotlights

Monte Markham ('57 BFA, '60 MFA) will be in conversation with Margie Compton, moving image archivist for the Brown Media Archives, followed by an audience Q&A.

6:00 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , 285
Mar 01

Jeannette Rankin Legacy Lecture: Mary Jane Bradbury as Jeannette Rankin in 1920

Presented by Jeannette Rankin Foundation, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Athens Chautauqua Society.

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , 271
Mar 11

Warrior Women: A Community Conversation Sparked by Sculptor Alice Woodruff and Formidable Women

Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2023, for a community conversation sparked by artist Alice Woodruff and formidable women. View a selection of the sculptures from the exhibition Warrior Women:  From Invisible to Formidable One Hundred Strong. Following a brief lecture by artist Alice Woodruff, a panel will explore themes from the exhibition. The artist and panel will participate in a Q & A with the audience. Light reception. Event sponsored by the Russell Library and Jeannette Rankin Foundation.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , 271