Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Hour at BackBar. Humanities Hour will feature the scholars who were or are UNC-CH Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows.

All Humanities Hours feature a short scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities 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!

Read a recap of our first semester collaborating with the IAH for Humanities Happy Hour

Spring 2019

January 16 – Dr. Seth Kotch (American Studies) will be discussing The Red Record, a project documenting lynchings in North and South Carolina.

February 27 – Dr. Michelle Robinson (UNC Department of American Studies) will discussing invitations to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association to organize revivals across the country and what those invitations suggest about Billy Graham’s public image. *Please note: The original date (February 20) conflicted with the UNC-Duke game.*

March 20 – Dr. Jonathan Weiler will be talking about, “Everything is Political: How Sports became part of our political madness?”

April 17 – Dr. Heidi Kim will be talking about “The Dark Side of Flower Drum Song”

May 15 – Dr. Flora Cassen will be talking about, “Antisemitism: Left, Right, or Both?” 


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