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Carolina Public Humanities offers two types of weekend seminars: Adventures in Ideas  and Dialogues.

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.

Dialogues are half-day programs that put two scholars in conversation with each other on a related topic.

For information about our cancellation policy, discounts, parking, and more, please visit our General Information page.

Fall 2017

 

North Carolina Politics and Policies: Then and Now – A Dialogues Seminar | September 9

The Triumph of Christianity in the Ancient World | September 15-16

Scientific Revolutions and Changing Human Values | October 6-7

Sea Power and Its Influence in Modern Warfare | October 13-14

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

In Times of War and Peace: American Musicals of the 1940s | October 28

Representing the Sacred: World Religions and Artistic Expression | November 4

Women in Fiction in Film | November 11

Sweatshops and Robots: Transitions in Global Labor – A Dialogues Seminar | November 18

Italy: Then and Now | December 2

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REGISTER FOR THREE OR MORE ADVENTURES IN IDEAS SEMINARS IN A SEMESTER AND SAVE!

*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 human@unc.edu or contact us by phone at (919) 962-1544.

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