The John Hope Franklin Center is currently accepting proposals for collaborating partners for its Fall 2024 Wednesdays at the Center series.

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.

New this term is that the series will be hybrid (offered via Zoom) and in person in the John Hope Franklin Center.

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


Each series event is one hour long running from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 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 must be submitted online. The deadline for submissions for Fall 2024 is July 17, 2024 at 5:00pm. Questions can be directed to Erin Dillard ( or Rhiannon See (