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March 2019

Italian Language Lunch

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 26, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on March 26, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on April 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm. Space is…

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Conserving Resilience: Puerto Rico and the Changing Climate

March 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Javier Arce-Nazario, Associate Professor of Geography Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, but this was not the first time the US citizens who live on the Island have had to contend with natural disaster. This talk will situate the hurricane and its aftermath in the context of Puerto Rico’s long history of environmental challenges and the future crises promised by global climate change. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.…

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Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 (trans. by Dava Sobel)

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring Maggie Fritz-Morkin, Assistant Professor of Italian Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 27 "Placed in a convent at the age of thirteen, Virginia Galilei, Galileo’s eldest daughter, wrote to her father continually. Now Dava Sobel has translated into English all 124 surviving letters that Virginia (renamed Suor Maria Celeste at the convent) wrote to Galileo. The letters span a dramatic decade that included the Thirty Years’ War, the bubonic plague, and the development of Galileo’s own universe-changing discoveries. Suor Maria Celeste’s letters…

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Anxious Eras: Conflicts and Creativity in Uncertain Times

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - March 30 @ 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location

Feeling uneasy lately? It may comfort you to know that people in the past have also suffered through periods of deep personal and collective anxiety—and managed to survive them. In fact, they often responded creatively to challenging circumstances, developing new ideas to under- stand and confront the problems of their time.This seminar begins with a review of Classical Greek playwrights and their depictions of a society under stress, noting how social tensions worked as a dramatic device. We’ll then turn…

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April 2019

Monday French Language Lunch

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 4, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on April 1, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm. Space is limited,…

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Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 and 9 "A beautiful novel...quietly breathtaking...Sebald contrives not to offer an ordinary, straightforward recital. For what is so delicate is how Sebald makes Austerlitz’s story a broken, recessed enigma whose meaning the reader must impossibly rescue."—from the Introduction "Sebald is a rare and elusive species...but still, he is an easy read, just as Kafka is...He is an addiction, and once buttonholed by his books, you…

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Putin v. The People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia

April 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Graeme Robertson, Professor of Political Science All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to…

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(Re)collecting Scottish Gaelic Memories from North Carolina in the Southern Folklife Collection

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Southwestern Community College, 447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Dr. Tiber F.M. Falzett is the inaugural Scottish Heritage USA Visiting Lecturer in Scottish Gaelic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He has conducted over a decade of fieldwork among Scottish Gaelic speakers in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland exploring the links between the Scottish Gaelic language, its music and its verbal art. A fluent Scottish Gaelic speaker as well as a singer and bagpiper, Tiber especially values the power of language…

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Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s Country and Bluegrass Music

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro featuring Jocelyn Neal, Professor of Music The musical heritage and modern musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture. We will look at present-day bluegrass and country to consider how those styles balance assimilation with the constant tension to separate themselves as distinct genres and traditions, and along the way we will hear great music and meet unique and engaging…

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Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s County and Bluegrass Music

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Jocelyn Neal, Professor of Music The musical heritage and modern musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture.We will look at present-day bluegrass and country to consider how those styles balance assimilation with the constant pressure to separate themselves as distinct genres and traditions. Along the way we will hear great music and meet unique and engaging personalities. It…

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The Versailles Treaty and Its Legacies

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location

The enormous human and financial costs of the First World War created the emotionally charged context for the 1919 Versailles peace conference. The victorious Allies wanted to hold their enemies responsible for the conflict, but they also sought to create a “world safe for democracy.” These divergent aims led to recriminations, unfulfilled promises, and anger. Recognizing the complex legacy of the Versailles Treaty on its 100th anniversary, this seminar will explore how the peace treaty reshaped national politics in postwar…

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Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 and 9 "A beautiful novel...quietly breathtaking...Sebald contrives not to offer an ordinary, straightforward recital. For what is so delicate is how Sebald makes Austerlitz’s story a broken, recessed enigma whose meaning the reader must impossibly rescue."—from the Introduction "Sebald is a rare and elusive species...but still, he is an easy read, just as Kafka is...He is an addiction, and once buttonholed by his books, you…

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Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century

April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status…

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In the Last Days of the City (2016)

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by Nadia Yaqub, Professor and Chair of Asian Studies This spring, join some of our insightful Carolina scholars as they share their favorite films—it’s a new program we are calling Mornings at the Movies! Whether you like sci-fi or classics, English or foreign language, black and white or Technicolor—we have got something for everyone in our first full semester line-up. All screenings begin promptly at 10:00 am, and conclude with a discussion with our scholar. Directed by Tamer El…

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2019 Adams Symposium: Why is Climate Change So Difficult to Address or Stop? – Day One

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Library, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The third annual symposium in honor of distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919–2003) will examine the problems of climate change and environmental ethics. The keynote speaker is Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, who argues that the humanities must engage with the ethical and political challenges of the environmental crisis that is transforming the earth’s climate. The symposium will draw upon philosophical and humanistic insights to explore these urgent questions: Why have the warnings of climate…

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2019 Adams Symposium: Why is Climate Change so Difficult to Address or Stop? – Day Two

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
UNC Center for School Leadership Development, 140 Friday Center Drive NC 27517 United States + Google Map

The third annual symposium in honor of distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919–2003) will examine the problems of climate change and environmental ethics. The keynote speaker is Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, who argues that the humanities must engage with the ethical and political challenges of the environmental crisis that is transforming the earth’s climate. The symposium will draw upon philosophical and humanistic insights to explore these urgent questions: Why have the warnings of climate…

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Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 "The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, verve, soulfulness, and economy. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,…

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Tuesday French Language Lunch

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on March 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on April 16, 2019 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Emma Monroy, Doctoral Candidate in French and Francophone Studies Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm.…

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The Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution in the Andes

April 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Miguel La Serna, Associate Professor of History All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or…

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The US Military and the President under Obama and Trump

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Richard H. Kohn, Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense While we wish for a world at peace, war—to-date at least—seems to be an enduring part of the human condition. With more than 50 conflicts currently being fought around the world, we should try to understand the forces that cause them, how they are waged, and how we can end and prevent wars. Carolina Public Humanities will explore these questions in our new extended-lecture, mid-week series on military…

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Humanities Happy Hour

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on April 17, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 6:00pm

Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

January 16 - Dr. Seth Kotch (American Studies) discussing the Red Record, a project that documents lynchings in North and South Carolina. February 27 - Dr. Michelle Robinson (American Studies) discussing Some Curious invitations Received by Billy Graham and trying to answer the questions: What kind of invitations did the Billy Graham Evangelical Association to organize revivals across the country?  What did those invitations suggest about Billy Graham’s public image? *Please note:* The Humanities Happy Hour scheduled for February 20…

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Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World (In Asheville)

April 18 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Malaprops Book Store Forty years ago, on November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk’s iconic journey was ended by an assassin’s bullet. The generation of out LGBTQ leaders he inspired went on to transform the world we live in. UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Political Science Andrew Reynolds has documented this history through the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Please join…

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Humanities on the Road: Is this China’s Century?

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC 28360 United States
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Featuring Sara Castro, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Curriculum on Peace, War, and Defense program at UNC - Chapel Hill Leaders in Beijing are steering the implementation of long- term strategic plans that date back decades. As some of these plans come to fruition, it is worth asking what the Chinese Grand Strategy means for Asia, the United States, and the rest of the world. This presentation will examine Chinese strategic decision making from the Chinese perspective and explore its…

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German Language Lunch

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on April 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are…

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Humanities on the Road: Is this China’s Century?

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on April 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC 28360 United States
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Featuring Sara Castro, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Curriculum on Peace, War, and Defense program at UNC - Chapel Hill Leaders in Beijing are steering the implementation of long- term strategic plans that date back decades. As some of these plans come to fruition, it is worth asking what the Chinese Grand Strategy means for Asia, the United States, and the rest of the world. This presentation will examine Chinese strategic decision making from the Chinese perspective and explore its…

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Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 "The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, verve, soulfulness, and economy. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,…

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Cities of Cinema: Hollywood and Bollywood

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location

Located on opposite sides of the globe, the cities of Los Angeles and Mumbai are homes to thriving international film industries known as Hollywood and Bollywood. This Dialogues seminar will compare and contrast these two industries and the cinematic traditions that have grown out of each. What has been the economic and cultural impact of these industries on their home countries, and how have their exported films influenced cultures all around the world? We’ll explore the types of films produced…

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Italian Language Lunch

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 26, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on March 26, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on April 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm. Space is…

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May 2019

*Sold Out* The Battle of Normandy and the End of World War II: Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location

*Sold Out: Email human@unc.edu with your name, number of seats requested, and a phone number to be added to the wait list.* A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard Weinberg The D-Day landings on the Normandy Beaches on June 6, 1944, marked a turning point in World War II, yet the meaning of this event was shaped by other strategic actions before and after the D-Day assault.This seminar, which comes on the eve of the D-Day anniversary of the Normandy campaign,…

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Monday French Language Lunch

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 4, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on March 4, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on April 1, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm. Space is limited,…

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Arrival (2016)

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by Nicole Berland, Teaching Fellow in English and Comparative Literature This spring, join some of our insightful Carolina scholars as they share their favorite films—it’s a new program we are calling Mornings at the Movies! Whether you like sci-fi or classics, English or foreign language, black and white or Technicolor—we have got something for everyone in our first full semester line-up. All screenings begin promptly at 10:00 am, and conclude with a discussion with our scholar. Directed by Denis…

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Humanities Happy Hour

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on April 17, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 6:00pm

Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

January 16 - Dr. Seth Kotch (American Studies) discussing the Red Record, a project that documents lynchings in North and South Carolina. February 27 - Dr. Michelle Robinson (American Studies) discussing Some Curious invitations Received by Billy Graham and trying to answer the questions: What kind of invitations did the Billy Graham Evangelical Association to organize revivals across the country?  What did those invitations suggest about Billy Graham’s public image? *Please note:* The Humanities Happy Hour scheduled for February 20…

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