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 were or are UNC-CH Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows.

All Humanities Happy Hours feature a short scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Happy Hours are free and open to the public and run from 6-7pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy of Carolina Public Humanities and the IAH, but get there early because it gets gobbled up fast!

To celebrate this new sensational collaboration, we are organizing all our Happy Hours around the theme of “the senses.”

August 23 – All Senses Kickoff: Next Level and the The Multisensory Experiences of Hip-Hop Diplomacy

Mark Katz, Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Music and the Humanities and Director, IAH

September 27 – Sight: Seeing Trash

Sam Amago, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished term Professor of Spanish and Chair, Romance Studies

October 18 – Taste: Chinese Cuisine and Taiwanese Identity

Michelle King, Associate Professor of History

November 15 – Smell: Foreign Fragrances, Plebeian Stinks: Perfuming Practices in Premodern India

Emma Jane Flatt, Assistant Professor of History

Top of the Hill Restaurant, Brewery, Back Bar & Great Room Event Complex 
100 East Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514