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September 2017

The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Henry Veggian, Senior Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature "The legendary author of Play It As It Lays and Slouching Toward Bethlehem trains her eye on the far frontiers of the Monroe Doctrine, where history dissolves into conspiracy (Dallas in 1963, Iran Contra in 1984), and fashions a moral thriller as hypnotic and provocative as any by Joseph Conrad or Graham Greene. In that latter year Elena McMahon walks off the presidential campaign she has been covering for a…

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Intermediate French Lunch

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your…

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Digital Health: Hope, Hype, and “Amara’s Law”

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Spencer Dorn, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Digital technologies promise to make healthcare more efficient and effective, leading to better outcomes. But considering “Amara’s Law,” namely that “we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run,” Dr. Dorn suggests we use caution and first understand the limitations inherent in applying digital tools to health and healthcare. These tools will certainly revolutionize healthcare, but the…

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North Carolina: Then & Now

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd,
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States
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In Collaboration with Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC This seminar will feature two scholars examining our great state, with a look to the past and a look to the future.  Please join us for North Carolina: Then & Now. First, Rebecca Tippett, the Director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, will discuss Urbanization & Migration in North Carolina.  Her lecture explores the urbanizing nature of NC and the importance of migration in driving population…

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Seeing Trash: Aesthetics and Waste in Modern Spain

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Sam Amago, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished term Professor of Spanish and Chair, Romance Studies Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Happy Hour. Starting this fall, Happy Hours will feature the scholars who have been IAH Faculty Fellows. To celebrate this sensational collaboration, we are organizing all our Happy Hours around the theme of "the senses." All Humanities Happy Hour Events are free and open to the…

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The Bonaparte Family, Part I: From Corsicans to Court

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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featuring Max Owre, Lecturer in History and Executive Director, Carolina Public Humanities The Bonaparte family played a powerful role in Napoleon’s life from their obscure Corsican origins to their ascension to thrones throughout Europe. This series of talks will introduce participants to the colorful characters in Napoleon’s family, while placing them in the context of his ambitious but disastrous imperial project. Focus in this session will be placed on the Corsican origins of the Bonaparte family and their early years…

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October 2017

Advanced French Lunch

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Henry Veggian, Senior Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature "The legendary author of Play It As It Lays and Slouching Toward Bethlehem trains her eye on the far frontiers of the Monroe Doctrine, where history dissolves into conspiracy (Dallas in 1963, Iran Contra in 1984), and fashions a moral thriller as hypnotic and provocative as any by Joseph Conrad or Graham Greene. In that latter year Elena McMahon walks off the presidential campaign she has been covering for a…

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Cigarette Warning Labels: The Battle between the FDA and the Tobacco Industry

October 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Seth M. Noar, Professor, School of Media and Journalism and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Over 100 countries and jurisdictions throughout the world have implemented graphic warnings on cigarette packs to reduce tobacco use. In the US, the FDA has been trying to implement graphic warnings since 2009, when it was granted regulatory authority over tobacco products. However, litigation from the tobacco industry has so far stalled their implementation. Professor Noar will describe the FDA’s role in tobacco regulation and his…

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Scientific Revolutions and Changing Human Values

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - October 7 @ 1:00 pm
Archie K. Davis Conference Center, 12 Davis Dr
Durham , NC 27709 United States
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Revolutions in scientific knowledge and technologies have profoundly influenced modern human lives, ideas, and ethical values. This seminar will examine how scientific revolutions have transformed human identities and traditional beliefs. Philosopher Marc Lange will introduce the general concept of scientific revolutions, drawing on the important work of the scientific theorist Thomas Kuhn. Three talented scientists who will then explore the impact of changing scientific knowledge. Professors Christopher Clemens, Karen Pfennig, and Tessa Joseph-Nicholas will examine the far-reaching cultural effects of…

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Food and Health in America

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Alice Ammerman, Mildred Kaufman Professor of Nutrition and Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Everyone eats, but access to good food often depends on the eater’s community, income, and age. In this talk, a leading expert on food and eating patterns in America will discuss how the production and distribution of food affects children and adults in under-resourced communities within and beyond the United States—and how new initiatives might improve the diet and health of people who need…

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Speeches by Abraham Lincoln

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law "Ranging from finely honed legal argument to wry and sometimes savage humor, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln's time. They record Lincoln's campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the…

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Sea Power and its Influence in Modern Warfare

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - October 14 @ 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Humanities Program for exact location + Google Map

The military significance of sea power evolved rapidly after modern navies changed from sailing ships to ships that were powered by steam and other fuels. This seminar will focus on the naval aspects of modern warfare, with particular attention to the changing ideas about sea power in the late 19th century, the battleship race of the early 20th century, the development of submarines, aircraft carriers and new naval strategies in the two world wars, and the new uses of naval…

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Italian Language Lunch

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.…

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Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability: A Global and Local Perspective

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Gavin Smith, Research Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director, US Department of Homeland Security's Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence With climate change predicted to increase the incidence of natural disasters, communities need to prepare to face the challenges of recovery. Gavin Smith examines how governments at different levels, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers work together to address the needs of communities in crisis. This talk will address the broader issue of disaster relief on a global scale for context,…

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Speeches by Abraham Lincoln

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law "Ranging from finely honed legal argument to wry and sometimes savage humor, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln's time. They record Lincoln's campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the…

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Taste: Chinese Cuisine and Taiwanese Identity

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Michelle King, Associate Professor of History Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Happy Hour. Starting this fall, Happy Hours will feature the scholars who have been IAH Faculty Fellows. To celebrate this sensational collaboration, we are organizing all our Happy Hours around the theme of "the senses." All Humanities Happy Hour Events are free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

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Southern Sounds: Our Music & Culture

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Carteret Community College, 3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557 United States
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In Collaboration with Carteret Community College This seminar will feature two scholars exploring one of the great cultural contributions of the South: our music! UNC Professor of Music Jocelyn Neal will present Song of the South:  Assimilation and Secession in Today’s Country and Bluegrass Music The musical heritage and present day musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture.  We will look at bluegrass and country in…

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Tradition and Resistance: Transitions in Indigenous Cultures – A Dialogues Seminar

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Humanities Program for exact location + Google Map

In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas Global economic and cultural changes have profoundly affected indigenous cultures throughout the Americas, but these changes have also given indigenous people new reasons to reaffirm their cultural identities as they resist globalizing social forces. In this dialogue seminar, Emilio del Valle Escalante will examine how Indians in Guatemala have defined and defended their cultural autonomy amid repressive outside interventions, and Benjamin Frey will explain how Cherokee communities in North…

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Intermediate French Lunch

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your…

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Precarious Work in a Changing World Economy

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Arne L. Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology Major changes have engulfed the employment systems in virtually all advanced capitalist nations. Work has become more uncertain, unstable and insecure, and workers receive fewer social benefits. This talk will examine how the rise of “precarious work” in the global economy is transforming personal lives and social communities as well as the political stability of industrial societies. All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for…

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

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In Times of War and Peace: American Musicals of the 1940s

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Humanities Program for exact location + Google Map

Tim Carter returns to the Adventures in Ideas stage with the second installment of his decade-by-decade examination of American Musicals. This fall he takes on the 1940s. Whether and how American musicals on stage or screen should respond to World War II was a matter of some debate at the time. Some argued in favor of morale-boosting propaganda, while others preferred escapist entertainment. But the return to peace forced dealing with new social realities, whether reintegrating the military into civilian…

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Spanish Language Lunch

October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish  Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are…

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Russia: Then & Now

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In Collaboration with Wayne Community College What led to the collapse of the Romanov Dynasty after 300 years? Discover the social polarization that unfolded afterwards. What challenges does Russia face now? What roles do President Putin's policies and the Russian Orthodox Church play when it comes to market economics and family formation in Russia.  Dig into these issues and more as Professor Donald J. Raleigh and Professor Michele Rivkin-Fish take us through Russia: Then & Now. Donald J. Raleigh, Jay…

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November 2017

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

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Representing the Sacred: World Religions and Artistic Expression

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Humanities Program for exact location + Google Map

Religious imagery and iconography is as old as worship itself. This seminar will take an interdisciplinary and transcultural look at the roles art and architecture have played in religious practice over time and across the world. Jennifer Gates-Foster will explain how ancient Egyptian objects, as beautiful and appealing as they may be, were created to enhance cultic observances and rituals in Pharaonic Egypt. Glaire Anderson will examine medieval Islamic architecture and the ways these artistic edifices contributed to worship practices…

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Advanced French Lunch

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Counterterrorism in the Age of Trump

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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David H. Schanzer, Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University and Director, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security Presidential administrations may change, but many of the national security concerns facing the United States and its allies remain. Chief among these is the threat of terrorist attacks from ISIS and their affiliates and other groups intent on disrupting the global order. This lecture will analyze continuities and challenges particular to the Trump administration as it…

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

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Remembering Kristallnacht with Dr. Gerhard Weinberg

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd,
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States
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This Special Event in Collaboration with Sandhills Community College is sponsored by The Vivian and Ralph Jacobson Sandhills Community College Fund for Holocaust and World War II Studies   This seminar will feature UNC Professor Emeritus Gerhard Weinberg as he presents The Pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, and Its Context in German Policy Toward Jews and Toward War In November, 1939, the Nazi regime in Germany arranged for the arrest of some thirty thousand Jews, the destruction of Jewish houses…

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Women in Fiction and Film

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Archie K. Davis Conference Center, 12 Davis Dr
Durham , NC 27709 United States
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This seminar will investigate the shifting roles that female characters have played in theatre, literature and film over the millennia. Al Duncan will discuss Aristophanes’ “sex-strike play,” Lysistrata, which was both of, and ahead of, its time, and highlight the caprices of literary reception and the play’s continuing cultural role if (when), indeed, “the future is female.” Inger Brodey will look at the tendency to depict women in distress as erotically exciting in the eighteenth-century novel (including Richardson, Radcliffe, and…

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Italian Language Lunch

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.…

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How Should We Inhabit the Earth? Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

November 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Peter White, Professor of Biology Biologist E.O. Wilson has suggested that half the earth be set aside for biodiversity to stem the extinction of diverse species, but how can we design such a solution and how can ecological sustainability be reconciled with other human needs? This talk will explore these critical environmental and ethical issues, with reference also to the pioneering ideas of the ecologist Aldo Leopold. All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory…

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead,' his insistence that the meaning of life is to…

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Smell: Foreign Fragrances, Plebeian Stinks: Perfuming Practices in Premodern India

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Emma Jane Flatt, Assistant Professor of History  Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Happy Hour. Starting this fall, Happy Hours will feature the scholars who have been IAH Faculty Fellows. To celebrate this sensational collaboration, we are organizing all our Happy Hours around the theme of "the senses." All Humanities Happy Hour Events are free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

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Sweatshops and Robots: Transitions in Global Labor

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Humanities Program for exact location + Google Map

In collaboration with the Global Studies Center Technological advancement and globalization are having a critical effect on employment and our global economy. Marshall Brain will discuss the effects of automation and intelligent machines as competitors with humans for employment in the labor marketplace. Peter Coclanis will explore the effects and future of global outsourcing of labor. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Globalization of Labor: In Reverse or Full Speed Ahead? Peter Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and Director,…

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Intermediate French Lunch

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your…

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Nada by Carmen Laforet

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Irene Gomez-Castellano, Associate Professor of Spanish "One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semi-autobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an illuminating Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa, is one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe." “Nada does indeed recall Sartre and Camus,…

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December 2017

Italy: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Humanities Program for exact location + Google Map

in Collaboration with the Center for European Studies From antiquity down to modern times the Italian peninsula has been the multicultural home for people who have spoken different languages, lived under different government systems and struggled with social fragmentation. Richard Talbert will discuss how the fragmented peoples of ancient Italy were gradually unified and dominated by the Roman Republic and Empire. Historian Tobias Hof will then examine how modern Italians continue to face fragmenting challenges as they struggle with Mediterranean…

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Advanced French Lunch

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Nada by Carmen Laforet

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Irene Gomez-Castellano, Associate Professor of Spanish "One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semi-autobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an illuminating Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa, is one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe." “Nada does indeed recall Sartre and Camus,…

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