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FCHI Great Works Series


Each year, the FCHI offers seminars designed for the greater community.  These seminars focus on works, texts, movements, or historical moments and framed within academic and popular sources.  Led by faculty and experts in their field, these seminars are free and open to the public. Reservations for any of the current seminars can be made at 404-727-6424 or foxcenter@emory.edu.

In Fall 2024, we will launch Keywords, a new envisioning of the Fox Center’s public seminars program!  These seminars will be led by alumni Fellows of the Fox Center and will highlight the cutting edge research taking place in the humanities.  More information will be available soon.

Great Works Seminars (GWS), funded by an NEH Challenge Grant, focus on classic and defining works of philosophy, literature, history, music, and the visual and dramatic arts. From our inaugural seminar “Jane Austen’s World” in 2008, topics have ranged from Homer’s Odyssey to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, and from “The Epic of Gilgamesh” to “Samuel Pepys’ London.”

Launched in 2015, the Georgia Seminars, funded by Georgia Humanities, explore the spectrum of human experience across the state, including history, literature, politics, art, and commerce.  Beginning with the seminar "John Muir and Wilderness in Modern Georgia," these seminars delve into the places, personalities and events that help define what it means to be Georgian. 

Great Works Seminars  
The ABCs of CRT   
February 15, 22, & 29, 2024
Digital Hollywood: Performance, Technology, and Identity
October 23 & 30, November 6 & 13, 2023 

Georgia Seminar
Private Pain, Public Memory: Mental Health in the Shadow of Milledgeville

(postponed to 2024)