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January 2018

Humanities Happy Hour

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on May 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

In collaboration with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities  Come raise a glass with some of Carolina's finest faculty at Top of the Hill's Back Bar every third Wednesday from 6-7pm. We'll provide the snacks and the knowledge, if you provide the questions. Free and open to the public. Invite your friends by sharing our Facebook event page.

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Advanced French Lunch

January 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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German Language Lunch

January 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Aleksandra Prica, Assistant Professor of German Literature 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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Jazz: From New Orleans to the Heart of America

January 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Alamance Community College, 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd
Graham, NC 27253 United States
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In Collaboration with Alamance Community College  Wednesday, January 24 Lunch: 11:30 am–12:30 pm Lectures and concert: 12:30–3:30 pm Alamance Community College (Patterson Auditorium), Graham, NC Please join us for a Louisiana-style buffet, prepared by culinary students from Alamance Community College, followed by two scholarly presentations on the historical roots of jazz music in New Orleans featuring Roger Lane, Humanities Instructor at Alamance Community College, and Stephen Anderson, Professor of Music at UNC Chapel Hill. Stick around after the talks for a jazz concert featuring…

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Art and Technology From Vermeer to Video

January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 BLUE RIDGE ROAD
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Artists are more than inspired creators, they are also skilled technicians. They often embrace new technologies, transforming them into tools for artistic expression and expanding our understanding of how art is made and what “art” can be? This seminar, to be held at the North Carolina Museum of Art, delves into the relationship between technological advances and the artistic world, exploring how ideas, tools, and techniques have inspired artists, viewers, and conservators in the past and today. The seminar will…

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Ties that Bind

January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Silverspot Cinema, University Place, 201 S Estes Dr #100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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"The Ties That Bind" is a documentary film memoir told by Carrboro filmmaker Diana Newton, the sister of a transgender woman from her religious family in the American South. Her sister Christine risked coming out to her family in 2003, at a time and place where gender fluidity was not well understood, much less accepted. Her personal strength, the power of a sibling ally and the surprising transformation of some family members is a deeply inspiring story that goes from…

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Oedipus the King by Sophocles

January 30, 2018 @ 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 William Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus "Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies."– Dover Publications “Sophocles' Oedipus the King has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, 'Who am I?' The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in ignorance kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds with shattering power; we are helplessly carried along with Oedipus towards…

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Italian Language Lunch

January 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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February 2018

Isms Part IV: European “Isms” and Modern Cultural Creativity

February 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A special event with Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities Human creativity is an essential but often mysterious aspect of our personal and collective lives. We know it when we see it, but where does it come from? Continuing an “encore series” on influential modern “isms” that he first discussed at seminars in 2012, Lloyd Kramer examines how Freudian psychology and modern artistic movements explored the connections between cultural creativity and the internal, unconscious complexities of…

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The Triumph of Christianity in the Ancient World An Encore Presentation

February 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - February 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map
Bart Ehrman

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Bart Ehrman  Bart Ehrman returns to Adventures in Ideas with an encore presentation of 2017’s seminar based on his upcoming work, The Triumph of Christianity: How a Small Band of Outcasts Conquered an Empire. If you missed it in September, now’s your chance to hear one of our most popular speakers. The Christian movement began with a small group of illiterate day-laborers in a remote part of the Roman world. Within four hundred years this…

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Advanced French Lunch

February 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Thomas and Beulah and Other Poems by Rita Dove

February 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 10:00am

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

featuring Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature “To read the poems of Rita Dove, to go where they take you, is to follow her deeply into a series of themes and their subsets: African-Americans in history and right now, ideas of indenture and independence, sex, travel, language (she compares commas to “miniature scythes”), family, motherhood, roomy adult love and whatever is coming out of the radio....so well observed that your heart and your internal cinema struggle to…

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Building Walls and Saving Jobs? Right Wing Populism and Economic Globalization

February 6, 2018 @ 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 Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs?…

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Spanish Language Lunch

February 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish  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 limited,…

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Transitions in African Culture – A Dialogues Seminar

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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In collaboration with the African Studies Center Too often the only news out of Africa is that of a beleaguered continent. The reality is that Africa is a diverse place of vibrant cultures and communities filled with art and music that has had a tremendous impact on world culture. This refreshing Dialogues seminar will focus on two elements of African culture, textiles and music, and explore their dispersion and influence in Africa and the rest of the world. TOPICS &…

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Thomas and Beulah and Other Poems by Rita Dove

February 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 10:00am

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

featuring Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature “To read the poems of Rita Dove, to go where they take you, is to follow her deeply into a series of themes and their subsets: African-Americans in history and right now, ideas of indenture and independence, sex, travel, language (she compares commas to “miniature scythes”), family, motherhood, roomy adult love and whatever is coming out of the radio....so well observed that your heart and your internal cinema struggle to…

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German Language Lunch

February 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

Featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate 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 limited,…

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Politics, Power, and Corporations in America: Then and Now

February 13, 2018 @ 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 Benjamin Waterhouse, Associate Professor of History, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join us…

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UNC and State Politics: Then and Now – A Dialogues Seminar

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Contentious issues have long forced the University of North Carolina to navigate between the state’s political leaders and the diverse ideas and actions of its students and faculty. Are recent controversies such as the debates over HB2, Confederate monuments or public funding a continuation of traditional tensions or a new more politicized stage in the University’s interactions with state authorities? This Dialogues seminar will explore this question with examples from the University’s history and evolving position within North Carolina’s political…

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Intermediate French Lunch

February 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Dorothea Heitsch, Teaching Associate 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Keeping Guns from Dangerous People: The Challenges, Feasibility, and Ethics

February 20, 2018 @ 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 Philip J. Cook, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor Emeritus of Public Policy Studies, Duke University Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the…

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Humanities Happy Hour

February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on May 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

In collaboration with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities  Come raise a glass with some of Carolina's finest faculty at Top of the Hill's Back Bar every third Wednesday from 6-7pm. We'll provide the snacks and the knowledge, if you provide the questions. Free and open to the public. Invite your friends by sharing our Facebook event page.

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Bonaparte Family, Part 2: From Empire to Exile and Back Again (and Again)

February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A Special event with Maximilian Owre, Lecturer in History and Executive Director, Carolina Public Humanities This second installment of Max Owre’s 4 lecture series on the Bonaparte family introduces the Bonapartes as sovereigns, statesmen, and ever-squabbling siblings. Learn how the family benefitted from Napoleon’s position as the de facto ruler of Europe, and how its members behaved during his fall. After the empire, the Bonapartes placed their hopes in the next generation, especially Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, the future Napoleon III. Attendance…

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Shakespeare: New Perspectives

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Mary Floyd-Wilson Shakespeare is, of course, great writing, but it’s even better when performed by expert actors. Likewise, there is great scholarship on Shakespeare, but it’s even better when presented to the public by an expert lecturer! Carolina has such a scholar in Mary Floyd-Wilson, who offers new insights on two of the Bard’s most-beloved plays. Critics believe William Shakespeare wrote the comedy Twelfth Night and the tragedy Hamlet in 1601, the same year his…

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The Misanthrope and Tartuffe by Moliére

February 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Ellen Welch, Associate Professor of French "Molière understood profoundly what makes us noble, pathetic, outrageous and funny, and in his splendid comedies satirized human folly to perfection. One of the best of his plays — and one of the greatest of all comedies — is The Misanthrope, first performed in 1666. Spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, The Misanthrope shows us a man who is quick to criticize the hypocrisies, inconsistencies and faults of others, yet remains blind…

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Italian Language Lunch

February 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Who Should Control Our Public Schools?

February 27, 2018 @ 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 Alexandra Oprea, Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join…

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5th Annual Oscars Preview: A “Carolina Blue Carpet Event”

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the General Alumni Association Please join us in walking the Carolina Blue carpet at the Varsity Theatre for our fifth annual Oscars Preview Event. The nominees and snubs, the trends and outliers, what has changed and what stays the same, are all fair game for our film experts Dana Coen and Rachel Schaevitz. Watch clips of both the 2017 Best Picture nominees and our panel’s alternative choices. Get insight into your ballot choices and vote for Best…

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March 2018

Spain: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Spain has long been a land of beauty and culture. Her influence is still felt the world over. Two excellent scholars, Flora Cassen and Sam Amago, will help us compare the past and present of this remarkable country, reviewing its difficult history from the era of its once powerful empire to the present, with particular attention to its diverse cultures, contested spaces, and conflicting religions and regions. TOPICS & SPEAKERS Spain Then: Empire and Expulsion Flora Cassen, Associate Professor of…

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Advanced French Lunch

March 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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The Cultural and Political Power of Modern Nationalism

March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In Collaboration with Wayne Community College Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director of Carolina Public Humanities, will discuss the emergence of nationalism in late 18th-century revolutions and examine why nationalist movements, ideas and identities remain powerful cultural and political forces in modern America and Europe. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Walnut 101 at Wayne Community College

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The Misanthrope and Tartuffe by Moliére

March 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Ellen Welch, Associate Professor of French "Molière understood profoundly what makes us noble, pathetic, outrageous and funny, and in his splendid comedies satirized human folly to perfection. One of the best of his plays — and one of the greatest of all comedies — is The Misanthrope, first performed in 1666. Spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, The Misanthrope shows us a man who is quick to criticize the hypocrisies, inconsistencies and faults of others, yet remains blind…

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Why Climate Change is a Unique – and Uniquely Difficult – Ethical Problem

March 6, 2018 @ 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 Douglas MacLean, Professor of Philosophy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join us for…

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EU: The Big Picture

March 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Davidson Community College, 297 DCC Road
Thomasville, 27360 United States
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Free

In Collaboration with Davidson Community College From the populism that influenced “Brexit” to the rise of nationalist political parties in France and Germany, there is a sense that European politics are increasingly unpredictable and unstable. This event, featuring Professor Holger Moroff discussing the EU in the Age of Populism, will help us understand politics in the EU today, and is part of DCCC’s Passport Events series. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at…

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The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig – Great Books Reading Group

March 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Tin Wegel, Teaching Associate Professor of German “Is it possible to have a realist fairy story? If so, this is it. The characters are so well realised and observed, and there are passages of such imaginative immersion, that we owe its publisher our gratitude for bringing it into English for the first time. What a treat this book is”. --The Spectator (UK) “An exhilarating ski run of poverty, joy and misery... it is the girl's ecstatic naivety and Zweig's sparkling…

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Intermediate French Lunch

March 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Valérie Pruvost, Teaching Associate 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are…

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Can We Have a Market Economy and Equality?

March 20, 2018 @ 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 Jeff Spinner-Halev, Kenan Eminent Professor of Political Ethics, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs?…

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The Rise of the Heroine in American Film

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Creek Country Club, 508 Lakeshore Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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$30

In Collaboration with Wayne Community College Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, North Carolina In this “Lunch & Learn” event, Rachel Schaevitz will trace the rise of powerful female characters in American film across generations and genres and discuss how this trend reflects Hollywood’s response to changing attitudes about what roles women and girls should hold in the world. Price: $30, includes lecture and lunch. Registration: https://foundation.waynecc.edu/AH-Events

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Humanities Happy Hour

March 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on May 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

In collaboration with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities  Come raise a glass with some of Carolina's finest faculty at Top of the Hill's Back Bar every third Wednesday from 6-7pm. We'll provide the snacks and the knowledge, if you provide the questions. Free and open to the public. Invite your friends by sharing our Facebook event page.

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Learning from the Holocaust: Public Monuments, Museums, and Memory

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

The Uhlman Family Seminar, in collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies Recent controversies over monuments featuring leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy in the American Civil War have sparked heated debates—and violent acts—over what to publicly commemorate and how to do it. Many suggest that honoring the victims of historic catastrophes would provide more resolution and healing for communities than celebrating the actors that perpetrated them. This seminar explores how memorialization in art and public spaces in Europe and…

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The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig – Great Books Reading Group

March 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Tin Wegel, Teaching Associate Professor of German “Is it possible to have a realist fairy story? If so, this is it. The characters are so well realised and observed, and there are passages of such imaginative immersion, that we owe its publisher our gratitude for bringing it into English for the first time. What a treat this book is”. --The Spectator (UK) “An exhilarating ski run of poverty, joy and misery... it is the girl's ecstatic naivety and Zweig's sparkling…

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Italian Language Lunch

March 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Money for Nothing? The Ethics of a Universal Basic Income?

March 27, 2018 @ 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 Douglas Mackay, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join…

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April 2018

Advanced French Lunch

April 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

April 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature “Dazzling . . . as subtle as it is powerful.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “ offers such magic, mystery, and sadness that, literally, this reader turned the last page and decided to reread it. Immediately. It’s that haunting.”—USA Today “The quality of Ms. Roy’s narration is so extraordinary—at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple—that the reader remains enthralled all the way through.”—The New York Times Book Review…

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The French Revolution: politics, Violence, and Polarization

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Political polarizations divide Left and Right wing groups in all modern, democratic societies, but similar, emotion-charged political conflicts were already present during and after France’s great Revolution of 1789. What caused this famous Revolution, how did it affect the lives of those who lived through it or remembered it, how did it divide later French politics into “Left” and “Right” factions, and how have creative filmmakers interpreted the Revolution in modern movies? Join the lively “intellectual team” from Carolina Public…

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Community Conversations: “Making Visible the Invisible”: A Discussion of the Latino Migrant Farm Workers’ Plight in Eastern North Carolina.

April 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pitt Community College Winterville, NC 28590 United States + Google Map
Free

In Collaboration with Pitt Community College Please join us for a presentation, film screening, and panel discussion with UNC Assistant Professor of Anthropology Angela Steusse, documentary filmmaker Scott Temple, artist Sally Jacobs, and members of AMEXCAN as we discuss the challenges faced by Latino migrant farm workers in North Carolina.  Pizza and drinks provided. This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Goess Multipurpose Room. This project is made possible by funding from the…

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

April 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature “Dazzling . . . as subtle as it is powerful.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “ offers such magic, mystery, and sadness that, literally, this reader turned the last page and decided to reread it. Immediately. It’s that haunting.”—USA Today “The quality of Ms. Roy’s narration is so extraordinary—at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple—that the reader remains enthralled all the way through.”—The New York Times Book Review…

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The Ethics of “Nudge:” How Governments Get Us to Act Against Our Interests

April 10, 2018 @ 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 Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join us…

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Disagreements, Intolerance and Incivility in Public Life – The 2018 E. Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities

April 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Library, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

The second annual Symposium in honor of the distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919-2003) will feature a keynote address by Jeremy Waldron, University Professor and Professor of Law at New York University. Professor Waldron is a leading international expert on issues such as torture, hate speech, theories of human equality and the concept of loyal opposition. How do we sustain democratic practices of civility and loyal opposition when people are completely convinced that they have the true position on political…

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Disagreement, Civility, and Intolerance – the 2018 E. Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
UNC Center for School Leadership Development, 140 Friday Center Drive NC 27517 United States + Google Map

The second annual Symposium in honor of the distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919-2003) will feature a keynote address by Jeremy Waldron, University Professor and Professor of Law at New York University. Professor Waldron is a leading international expert on issues such as torture, hate speech, theories of human equality and the concept of loyal opposition. How do we sustain democratic practices of civility and loyal opposition when people are completely convinced that they have the true position on political…

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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2018 at 10:00am

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

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French "When this book was first published in 1949, it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir's belief that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman' switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence."—Amazon's Editorial Review “From Eve’s apple to Virginia Woolf’s room of…

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Is Privacy Worth Protecting Anymore?

April 17, 2018 @ 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 Anne Klinefelter, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the…

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Humanities Happy Hour

April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on May 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

In collaboration with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities  Come raise a glass with some of Carolina's finest faculty at Top of the Hill's Back Bar every third Wednesday from 6-7pm. We'll provide the snacks and the knowledge, if you provide the questions. Free and open to the public. Invite your friends by sharing our Facebook event page.

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Whatever Happened to Global Diplomacy?

April 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Older systems and methods of international diplomacy are giving way to a growing populist disdain for careful diplomatic negotiations. Complex problems are often reduced to superficial statements in the mass media or to simple tweets that ignore the history of past events. What has happened to the traditions of global diplomacy? This seminar will examine this question through the perspectives of leading historians and public policy scholars who will analyze past diplomatic strategies as well as recent changes in transnational…

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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

April 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2018 at 10:00am

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

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French "When this book was first published in 1949, it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir's belief that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman' switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence."—Amazon's Editorial Review “From Eve’s apple to Virginia Woolf’s room of…

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German Language Lunch

April 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

Featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate 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 limited,…

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Tomorrow 3.0: Birthing, Sharing, and Killing Jobs in the Next Great Economic Revolution

April 24, 2018 @ 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 Michael C. Munger, Director Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program, Duke University  Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic…

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Paris: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

April 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Paris has been a center of cultural and social innovation throughout the modern era, and it remains an influential trendsetter in the contemporary world. Why was Paris so influential in the 19th century, and how does it exemplify the transitions that are now taking place in the world’s largest cities? This Dialogues seminar will focus on two important periods of Parisian history and suggest why and how the “City of Lights” helps us understand key issues in modern urban cultures.…

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May 2018

Italian Language Lunch

May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Germany Under the Nazis

May 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - May 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

The Nazi seizure of power in Germany led to a global war that affected people throughout the world, but the Nazis also profoundly transformed political and social life within Germany itself through the repressive policies of their totalitarian regime (1933-1945). This seminar features two distinguished historians who will discuss how Hitler’s governing system controlled German society and how Nazi ideas and laws affected families and women—including the more than one million women who served in the German military during World…

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Advanced French Lunch

May 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 7, 2018 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 noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Humanities Happy Hour

May 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on May 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

In collaboration with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities  Come raise a glass with some of Carolina's finest faculty at Top of the Hill's Back Bar every third Wednesday from 6-7pm. We'll provide the snacks and the knowledge, if you provide the questions. Free and open to the public. Invite your friends by sharing our Facebook event page.

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