The John Hope Franklin Center will open up the call for proposals for collaborating partners for its Spring 2024 Wednesdays at the Center program in November.


Program Description

Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with an audience of students, faculty, staff and community members.

The series is organized, hosted, and archived by the John Hope Franklin Center. Collaborating partners provide support with lunch logistics and guest services. All events in the series are free and open to the public.

Please view past W@TC events on our YouTube channel. 


Each series event is one hour long running from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Speakers should prepare a 40-45 minute presentation and allow for an open forum conversation with the audience at the end of the talk.

Presentations are recorded and videos made available on the Franklin Center’s YouTube channel.


Proposals should be submitted below through the digital form. The deadline for submissions for Spring 2024 will be announced later. Questions can be directed to Erin Dillard (