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October 2021

The New Politics of the 21st Century *POSTPONED*

October 16 @ 9:15 am - 3:45 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2022. WE WILL CONTACT EVERYONE WHO REGISTERED REGARDING TRANSFER CREDITS & REFUNDS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE* Democracy is under threat worldwide as illiberal forces call elections into question, threaten the civil liberties of citizens, and cast doubt on many of the professed political virtues that have defined the post-Cold War world. Join us for this collection of lectures to learn how this transformation is happening, where we can see it, and, perhaps,…

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Critical Race Theory and the Law

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Featuring Erika K. Wilson, Professor of Law, Wade Edwards Distinguished Scholar, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, and Director of Clinical Programs This hybrid lecture series will focus on the role of truth and misinformation in society. Lectures will be held 3:30–5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass is available for $80 ($65 GAA). This series has long…

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Understanding China in the 21st Century: A Historical Perspective

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC 28360 United States

A talk by Donald Santacaterina (Department of History, UNC Chapel Hill), free and open to the public, in collaboration with Robeson Community College. China's economic miracle and rise to world superpower amidst their maintenance of a one-party, authoritarian political model has left a wide variety of questions for global audiences. This lecture focuses on recent Chinese history from the "Century of Humiliation" (百年国耻 bainian guochi) and the Opium Wars through to the present day, emphasizing how the Chinese Communist party uses historical…

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Beyond Hybridity: Being Egyptian under Macedonian and Roman Rule

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States

A talk by Dr. Jennifer Gates-Foster (Department of Classics, UNC Chapel Hill), free and open to the public, in collaboration with Wayne Community College. In the mid-first millennium B.C.E., Egypt was increasingly integrated into the economic and cultural world of the broader Mediterranean basin. Foreigners, especially Greek speakers, immigrated to Egypt and introduced new ways of living, worshiping, and dying to the towns and villages of Egypt. In the late 4th century, Egypt was conquered by the Macedonian warlord Alexander…

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Skills of the “Unskilled”: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A virtual lecture by Dr. Jaqueline Hagan (Department of Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill), free and open to the public, in collaboration with Pitt Community College. Most labor and migration studies classify migrants with limited formal education or credentials as “unskilled.” Despite the value of migrants' work experiences and the substantial technical and interpersonal skills developed throughout their lives, the labor-market contributions of these migrants are often overlooked and their mobility pathways poorly understood. In this talk, drawing on her book…

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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2021

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring I. Jonathan Kief, Assistant Professor of Korean Studies   The bestselling novel that triggered a fierce sexism battle in South Korea —A global sensation, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 has become both a touchstone for a conversation around feminism and gender and a lightning rod for anti-feminists who view the book as inciting misandry. —The Guardian —This novel is about the banality of the evil that is systemic misogyny....Jiyoung, like Gregor…

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Bland Simpson presents NORTH CAROLINA: LAND OF WATER, LAND OF SKY, with Ann Simpson

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This will be a hybrid event with in-person & virtual options. Flyleaf will offer seating for up to twenty-five in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. If you preorder a copy through Flyleaf, please use your order comments to indicate whether you would like 1-2 seats held for you at the in-person event. We will contact you to confirm the reservation prior to the event. To purchase a copy of the book, visit https://www.flyleafbooks.com/event/simpson-2021 To…

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Teaching “Hard History” in K-12 Education: From Politicization to Reconciliation

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Christie Norris, Director of Carolina K-12 This hybrid lecture series will focus on the role of truth and misinformation in society. Lectures will be held 3:30–5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass is available for $80 ($65 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that…

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Lunch with Friends & Strangers: Robert Buxton, William Grant Still & Florence Price

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

Featuring Robert Buxton, Lecturer, Department of Music, and Composers William Grant Still & Florence Price Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! 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. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon…

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Alexander and Catherine: “Greats” and Their Empires

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

A Dialogues Seminar In collaboration with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies What makes a leader “great?” Join us for a review of two charismatic and important figures in world history, Alexander of Macedon and Catherine of Russia, both of whom share the superlative. These leaders conquered territory, consolidated power, and left large political and cultural legacies in their wake. This Dialogues seminar will examine their lives in parallel to identify important similarities while placing them in…

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November 2021

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2021

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring I. Jonathan Kief, Assistant Professor of Korean Studies   The bestselling novel that triggered a fierce sexism battle in South Korea —A global sensation, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 has become both a touchstone for a conversation around feminism and gender and a lightning rod for anti-feminists who view the book as inciting misandry. —The Guardian —This novel is about the banality of the evil that is systemic misogyny....Jiyoung, like Gregor…

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The Red and the Black by Stendhal – SOLD OUT

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Maximilian Owre, Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Interim Director, Carolina Public Humanities   Often cited as the first realist novel — portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature. —Modern Library Classics —The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with…

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Europe Today: The Old World in a New Era

November 13 @ 9:15 am - 3:45 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

In collaboration with the Center for European Studies In the decades since World War II, states in Europe have created a cohesive government in the EU that transcends old boundaries and links disparate peoples together in one of the world’s largest economies. This seminar will explore contemporary Europe and its model of governance to see what it may have to offer as examples for the rest of the world. It will also examine what European identity means in the face…

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The Red and the Black by Stendhal – SOLD OUT

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Maximilian Owre, Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Interim Director, Carolina Public Humanities   Often cited as the first realist novel — portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature. —Modern Library Classics —The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with…

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Caribbean Connections: Latin & Caribbean Jazz

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join UNC’s Stephen Anderson and Juan Manuel Alamo for a demonstration of the instruments, rhythms, and styles of Latin and Caribbean jazz music, a discussion of how this musical history developed, and a reflection on how these musical forms continue to evolve today.

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The Hare with Amber Eyes: Art and Lit at the Ackland

November 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum Join us in reading artist and author Edmund de Waal’s captivating family memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, which traces the story of his family through a collection of hand-carved Japanese netsuke as the objects traveled across time, space, and generations. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring the Ackland’s exhibition Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon, on view October 8, 2021 – January 9, 2022. On Friday, November 19, Art & Lit participants will gather on…

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Ajax and Philoctetes by Sophocles – SOLD OUT

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 7, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus   One of the world's greatest poets about Ajax: —In Greek tradition, Ajax figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Ajax's suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Ajax's suicide…

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December 2021

Beethoven @ 250

December 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Mark Evan Bonds In collaboration with the UNC Department of Music The year 2020 marked the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. Perhaps more than any other composer, we hear Beethoven in his music, which continues to both delight and challenge us. But how and why? What is it that makes his music so distinctive? With the assistance of cellist Brent Wissick and pianist Andrew Willis, Mark Evan Bonds explores the ways in which…

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Ajax and Philoctetes by Sophocles – SOLD OUT

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 7, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus   One of the world's greatest poets about Ajax: —In Greek tradition, Ajax figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Ajax's suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Ajax's suicide…

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