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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Adventures in Ideas Weekend Seminars

Adventures in Ideas is our flagship program. We have hosted over 850 seminars since 1979, educating and entertaining over 55,000 participants. These sessions feature in-depth explorations of topics drawing on the latest scholarship and the most dynamic faculty from UNC and other area institutions. Built around a single topic, theme, approach, or sometimes purposely eclectic, these seminars help us appreciate the depth and interwoven nature of knowledge.

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Fall 2015 (click on the title for a description)

Religious Beliefs and Religious Violence
September 12, 2015

American Muslims and Immigrant Identities
In collaboration with the PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Disgraced
September 19, 2015

After “Modernism:” Three Poets Respond to a Movement
Featuring George Lensing
September 26, 2015

New Perspectives on the Ancient World
October 3, 2015

Madama Butterfly: Japan and its Western Representations
In collaboration with the NC Opera production
October 24, 2015

Germany during World War II
Featuring Gerhard Weinberg
October 31, 2015

Environmental Drama, Social Conflicts, and the Meaning of Water
November 7, 2015

How Illness Changes our Lives and How the Humanities Change our Illnesses
An Adventures in Ideas EXPRESS seminar
November 14, 2015

Modern Families in Transition
November 21, 2015



*If a seminar is marked “sold out,” we urge you to sign up for the waiting list as a place may become available. Also, if there is a significant demand, we may repeat the seminar and you will have the opportunity to register first. To be placed on a waiting list for a sold out seminar, please send an email with your name(s), address, and daytime phone number to or contact us by phone at (919) 962-1544.

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