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 2014 (click on the title for a description)
Understanding the Cold War & Its Aftermath
In collaboration with Burning Coal Theatre Company
September 6, 2014
Italy during World War II
Featuring Gerhard Weinberg
September 13, 2014
From Talking to Talkin’ Tar Heel
In collaboration with the NC Museum of History
September 27, 2014
Small Treasures: Dutch & Flemish Art in the 16th & 17th Centuries
In collaboration with the NC Museum of Art
October 18, 2014
Comparative Empires in the Pre-Modern World
October 25, 2014
Sex, Science, & the Supernatural: Getting to the Bottom of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
In collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company
November 7-8, 2014
The Great War
An encore seminar
November 14-15, 2014
Sports in American Society
November 22, 2014
Resurrections: Reviving Extinct Languages, Cultures, and Species
December 6, 2014
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*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by phone at (919) 962-1544.