Lunch With Friends & Strangers
In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association
Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people.
Here are our guests for Spring 2021:
- February 12 – Hassan Melehy on Jack Kerouac
- February 19 – Charlene Regester on Dorothy Dandridge
- February 26 – Matt Andrews on Muhammad Ali
- March 5 – Kathleen DuVal on Manteo
- March 26 – Victoria Rovine on the Pith Helmet
- April 2 – Heidi Kim on Jade Snow Wong
Each event starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 minutes. Details for accessing the webinar will be sent by the morning of the event.
All conversations are held online as a Zoom webinar.
Tuition: Each Lunch with Friends and Strangers event is $10.00. With your registration fee, you can attend the webinar in real time or you can watch the recording at your leisure for up to 2 weeks after it is posted – or both! **Save money by purchasing a season pass to all 6 lunches for only $36 ($30 for GAA members).**
Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!
Advance registrants can take advantage of our special LUNCH WITH FRIENDS AND STRANGERS SEASON PASS – register for all the semester’s Lunch with Friends and Strangers events for $36.00 ($30.00 for GAA members).
If you take the GAA discount and are not a GAA member, you will be asked to join or pay the difference before the event. To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.
Tuition is complimentary for any currently teaching, full time K-12 teachers. If you are eligible, click here to register. Complimentary teacher registration closes two hours before the start of the event.
Previous Lunch with Friends & Strangers programs are available for viewing on the Carolina Public Humanities YouTube page.
Fall 2020 Guests
- September 25 – Lloyd Kramer on Marquis de Lafayette
- October 9 – Kathy Williams on Ida B Wells
- October 23 – Don Raleigh on Leonid Brezhnev
- October 30 – Matt Andrews on Billie Jean King
- November 6 – Beverly Taylor on Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- November 13 – Karin Pfennig on Joseph Leidy
Summer 2020 Guests
- June 1 – Marcus Bull, professor of medieval and early modern studies, discusses Pierre de Bourdeille “Brantome” – The most interesting man in the world.
- June 3 – Emily Burrill, Director, African Studies Center, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and History, discusses Aoua Keita – The Revolutionary Midwife of the Sahel.
- June 5 – Lisa Lindsay, professor and history department chair, discusses James Churchill Vaughn –Finding Real African Roots
- June 8 – Tatiana String, associate professor of art and history, discusses Anne of Cleves – Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced.
- June 10 – Ashley Anderson, assistant professor of political science, discusses Habib Achour – An Old Lion for Labor.
- June 12 – Matt Andrews, teaching associate professor and history department adviser discusses Michael Jordan ’86 – A Basketball God Reconsidered.
Co-sponsored by the UNC General Alumni Association