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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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Spring 2015 (click on the title for a description)

African Americans in Theater and Popular Culture after 1945
In collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company
January 31, 2015

The Lost Gospels
Featuring Bart D. Ehrman
February 7, 2015

The North Carolina Home Front, 1940-1945
February 14, 2015

Latin America and the United States: Cross-Cultural Perceptions, Tourism, and Modern Migrations
February 20-21, 2015

An Enemy of the People: Theater, Environmentalism and the Meaning of Water
In collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company
February 27-28, 2015

The Meaning and Impact of Inequality
March 7, 2015

The Modern Origins of Contemporary Conflicts in the Middle East
March 20-21, 2015

Aaron Copland: An American Composer and His Century
Featuring Annegret Fauser
April 10-11, 2015

What is Jewish Literature?
Featuring Jonathan Hess
The Uhlman Family Seminar
April 18, 2015

China during World War II
Featuring Gerhard Weinberg
May 2, 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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