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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

About Us

 The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

The Program in the Humanities and Human Values, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, offers engaging and innovative public seminars and lectures on a variety of topics and themes throughout the year. Our programs draw upon the humanities to nurture a deeper understanding of history and culture, enrich the life of the mind, and contribute to the development of a more humane world.

Since its inception in 1979, the Program has sponsored over 900 seminars, workshops and conferences, drawing over 57,000 community members to the University to discuss, engage with and learn about a wide range of moral, social, and cultural issues.

Seminars feature speakers from faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as from other educational and cultural institutions in the Triangle and throughout the state. Seminars often include access to special events on campus related to the theme or topic being explored, such as tickets to plays, concerts, art exhibits, and more. Participants also have the option of participating in accompanying receptions and meals, where dialogue and conversation among participants and presenting scholars are a highlight. 

Learn more about the Program and the events offered by viewing the short video below. Visit our Programs page to learn about upcoming events.

  NC Civic Education Consortium

The Program in the Humanities & Human Values integrated the NC Civic Education Consortium into its programs in April, 2012. The Consortium works to extend the seminars offer by the Program and the resources available throughout UNC-Chapel Hill to North Carolina’s K-12 educators. The Consortium offers quality professional development programs which include access to scholars on key topics, innovative lesson plans, and interactive pedagogical training. To learn more about the Consortium and to access our online Database of K-12 Resources, click here.

For more information about the Consortium and our K-12 offerings, contact Christie Hinson Norris at 919.843.9387 or cnorris@unc.edu.

The Program in the Humanities and Human Values, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, sponsors public programs which draw on the humanities to nurture a deeper understanding of our history and culture, enrich the life of the mind, and contribute to the development of a more humane world.

 

Since its inception in 1979, the Program has sponsored over 800 seminars, workshops and conferences, drawing nearly 51,000 participants to the University to discuss a wide range of moral, social, and cultural issues.

 

The Program in the Humanities and Human Values, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, sponsors public programs which draw on the humanities to nurture a deeper understanding of our history and culture, enrich the life of the mind, and contribute to the development of a more humane world.

 

Since its inception in 1979, the Program has sponsored over 800 seminars, workshops and conferences, drawing nearly 51,000 participants to the University to discuss a wide range of moral, social, and cultural issues.

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