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The Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1775-1800

February 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Lloyd S. Kramer

This seminar will examine the revolutionary upheavals that spread across the Atlantic world in the late eighteenth century, creating independent nations and advocating new conceptions of human rights that continue to influence the modern world. Each session will focus on specific events, ideas, and leaders, with particular attention to the American and French Revolutions. These revolutions challenged traditional political hierarchies and claimed to represent the sovereignty of national populations. We’ll look at how these revolutions helped to shape later ideas about democratic political systems and discuss how the ideas of this revolutionary era still resonate in our own time—when democratic institutions are facing new challenges across the Atlantic world and beyond.


  • The Origins and Characteristics of the Atlantic Revolutions
  • America’s National Independence: The Political and Military Meaning of the American Revolution
  • European Responses to the American Revolution and the Conflicts of the French Revolution
  • Human Rights, Nationalism, and the Legacy of the Atlantic Revolutions


Lloyd S. Kramer is Professor of History and Director of Carolina Public Humanities. His books include Threshold of a New World: Intellectuals and the Exile Experience in Paris, 1830-1848 and the award-winning Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions.



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9:30 am-4:30 pm, Saturday, February 5. The tuition is $125 to attend in person or $75 for virtual viewing. The optional lunch on Saturday is $20.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni AssociationFor information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $62.50. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here. *Registration for this event closes on February 4 at 3pm*

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. 

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will be required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


February 5, 2022
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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