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Willson Center to host inaugural research seminar

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will present its inaugural Research Seminar at Cortona, Italy Sept. 18-19. Open free to the public, “The Legacy of Classical Antiquity: ­Re-visioning the Past” will be held at the UGA Cortona Residential Center and the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona.

Mario Erasmo, a professor of classics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is among the featured speakers. Also presenting are Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, director of research in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge; Nigel Llewellyn, head of research at Tate; and Penelope Davies, division chair in art history at the University of Texas at Austin.

The seminar explores the legacy of classical antiquity as the nexus of the visual and cultural history of Italy and its modern interpretations. The conference offers a unique opportunity to examine material culture and artifacts in MAEC, whose collection represents a cross-fertilization of Etruscan and Roman civilizations.

“UGA is a global public research university with excellent academic resources,” said Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center. “This seminar brings top international scholars to our residential program in Cortona as a means to share ideas with our students, faculty and friends.”

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