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September 2018

Passing by Nella Larsen

September 25 @ 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 GerShun Avilez, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 25 "Written by one of the most acclaimed and influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen's Passing is a powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today."—Penguin Random House "The genius of this book is that its protagonists, especially its Anna Karenina-like central figure, Irene Redfield, are complex and fully realized and individually responsible as well. Larsen's…

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Italian Language Lunch

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space…

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The Appeal of Living in a Black Community: From Durham to the Caribbean

September 25 @ 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 Karla Slocum, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director, Institute of African American Research Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to…

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North Carolina in Transition

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

In collaboration with Sampson Community College, Clinton Featuring Jessica Stanford, Demographic Analyst, Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center and Rachel F. Seidman, Director, Southern Oral History Program This seminar will feature two scholars examining our great state, with a look to the past and the future. Professor Stanford’s lecture explores how North Carolina’s population has changed since 1990 and how it might change in the next 20 years. She’ll compare these results with national trends and provide an overview of how our state…

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The World of Tomorrow: Benefits, Risks, and Challenges

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Our society is experiencing fundamental transformations that affect nearly every aspect of our lives. New technologies and methods in communications, medicine, environmental engineering, robotics, and other spheres of innovation promise great benefits but also pose challenges to traditional ideas about our health, privacy, work, and daily life. This seminar will explore advances in genetics, robotics, and city planning to paint a picture of the future–with all of its promise and potential challenges. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Wild West of Genetic…

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October 2018

French Language Lunch

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

One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

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

One event on December 3, 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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The Essays: A Selection by Michel de Montaigne (Encore)

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

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

featuring Lloyd Kramer, Director, Carolina Public Humanities and Professor of History Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 2 & 9 "Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularizing the essay as a literary form. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers."—Amazon Books "Within a decade of his death,…

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Are Black Immigrants a Model Minority?

October 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 Most Ifatunji, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center  Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm…

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1968: A Global Revolution That Changed the World

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

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a year of turmoil, violence, and social change whose legacies still inform our contemporary cultures and lives. What happened in 1968? Why was it a global phenomenon? How are the events of that pivotal year remembered, and what do they mean? This seminar will look broadly at 1968, revealing shared themes that shaped the famous protests of that year and crossed national boundaries, giving voice to women, inspiring musicians and composers to…

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The Essays: A Selection by Michel de Montaigne (Encore)

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

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

featuring Lloyd Kramer, Director, Carolina Public Humanities and Professor of History Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 2 & 9 "Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularizing the essay as a literary form. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers."—Amazon Books "Within a decade of his death,…

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Big Money College Sports: University Responses and Faculty Roles & Rights

October 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 Jay Smith, Professor of History  Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance…

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Mornings at the Movies – The Grand Illusion

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Cinema School's "Morning at the Movies" is in session! Join our guest speaker at the beloved Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill for a screening and discussion of the classic film, The Grand Illusion. "Two French soldiers work together to escape from a World War I prison camp In Jean Renoir's anti-war masterpiece 'La Grande Illusion' (1937). They said there was no escape, but two soldiers, one from the aristocracy and one from the working class, join forces to prove them wrong.…

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Changes and Continuities in Modern Russian Culture

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - October 13 @ 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Modern Russian culture has both fascinated and baffled Americans who want to understand the complex history of this vast, constantly evolving nation.This seminar will explore the cultural and social dimensions of modern Russia, with particular attention to its creative films and literary legacy and the social experiences of its most recent generations.What makes Russian culture and society both distinctive and representative of the wider currents of modernity? We’ll look for answers to this question with the insights of four outstanding…

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Spanish Language Lunch

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

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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Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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 Mark Katz, Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities Professor Katz will speak about the State Department-funded program he directs that sends hip hop artists abroad to foster cultural exchange in underserved communities.This unlikely partnership of music and diplomacy makes a fascinating story. This event is free and open to the public. 

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The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

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

featuring Patrick Horn, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 16 & 23 "Tempering satire with compassion, underscoring pathos with humor, O'Connor lays bare the lives of a Southern family―three generations of men obsessed by guilt and driven to violence."—The New American Library "This novel--an exercise in the macabre--can be read as an allegory: a struggle for a soul, a conflict between evils."—Kirkus Review…

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Tuesday French Language Lunch

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 16, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

featuring Emma Monroy, PhD Student in 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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The Curious Costs of College: Cost Drivers and Lessons

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

featuring Steven W. Hemelt, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books…

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Humanities Happy Hour: 2018 Midterm Election Preview

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Still undecided for the 2018 midterms? Come to Top of the Hill's BackBar for our Humanities Happy Hour: 2018 Election Preview with UNC Political Science Professors Sarah Treul Roberts and Jason Roberts. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities. Share with your friends and RSVP via Facebook.

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Syria in Transition

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map
$65

The Civil War in Syria is one of the most complex conflicts in the Middle East, and few outsiders understand its origins or its wide-ranging effects on the people who live there. This special Dialogues seminar will examine the historical causes of the devastating Syrian violence and give particular attention to the plight of refugees who have fled the country or struggled with the massive internal displacements that have shattered Syrian communities and families. A distinguished historian of the Middle…

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The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

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

featuring Patrick Horn, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 16 & 23 "Tempering satire with compassion, underscoring pathos with humor, O'Connor lays bare the lives of a Southern family―three generations of men obsessed by guilt and driven to violence."—The New American Library "This novel--an exercise in the macabre--can be read as an allegory: a struggle for a soul, a conflict between evils."—Kirkus Review…

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The Cultural Politics of Protest During the Trump Presidency

October 23 @ 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 Kenneth (Andy) Andrews, Professor and Chair of Sociology Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books…

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Morning at the Movies – A Philadelphia Story

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Cinema School is in session! Join Dr. Rachel Schaevitz at the beloved Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill for a screening and discussion of the classic film, Philadelphia Story. "This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and…

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The French Revolution: Politics, Violence, and Polarization

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd,
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States
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In collaboration with Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst Featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities; Maximilian Owre, Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Executive Director, Carolina Public Humanities; and Rachel Schaevitz, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Public Humanities, Carolina Public Humanities 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. Join us to explore how modern political polarization emerged in Revolutionary…

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Beyond Gatsby and Bathtub Gin: Rethinking the “Roaring ‘20s”

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

The 1920s are known as the age of flappers, speakeasys, and the new carefree lifestyles of America’s upper classes, but other cultural changes, especially the creative contributions of African-Americans, are often overshadowed. This seminar offers a more nuanced and complicated picture of the era by examining the harsh economic conditions beneath the veneer of prosperity and exploring how African-Americans helped usher in wider American art forms while also developing an empowering aesthetic of their own. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Not-So-Roaring…

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Italian Language Lunch

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

One event on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space…

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Arrested Development: How the Criminalization of Schools Hurts Us All

October 30 @ 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 Barbara Fedders, Assistant Professor of Law Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel…

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The Aeneid by Virgil

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$45

featuring James J. O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, & November 14 "The greatest of Western epic poems...Virgil’s story of the journey of Aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and…

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November 2018

Movie Night – How Blockbusters Changed Hollywood

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In 1975, a relatively unknown filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, shifted the film industry with a sleeper hit about a quiet summer vacation town and a deadly great white shark. With the financial success of Jaws, and Star Wars just two years later, Hollywood began to focus on intentionally producing big budget “event” movies in the hopes of creating even larger box office profits. In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association and the Chelsea Theatre, join Dr. Rachel Schaevitz, associate director for state outreach and strategic partnerships, as she discusses…

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Bodies in Motion: Learning and Growing Through Human Movement

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map
$65

This Dialogues seminar looks at physical movement as a mode of artistic expression, learning, and self-improvement. From dance to informal “parkour,” or the art of moving through our environment, the human body is capable of extraordinary feats of dexterity and strength and demonstrations of beauty. Participants will be introduced to interdisciplinary dance to see how visual and physical learning can be applied to many problems.We will then discuss the history of parkour and its origins in health-conscious movements of the…

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French Language Lunch

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

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

One event on December 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The 2018 William S. Brettmann Lecture: Is this China’s Century? Reflections on Grand Strategy and Domestic Challenges in the People’s Republic

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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 Sara Castro, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Curriculum on Peace, War, and Defense 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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Election Day: No Humanities in Action So Everyone Can Vote!

November 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We're skipping Humanities In Action this week so you can go out and vote! Check your registration and find your polling place here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html 

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The Aeneid by Virgil

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$45

featuring James J. O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, & November 14 "The greatest of Western epic poems...Virgil’s story of the journey of Aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and…

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The Children of Harvey Milk

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

In collaboration with Flyleaf Books 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 us…

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The Great American Read: Villains & Monsters

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Free

This summer and fall, Carolina Public Humanities will team up with the Chapel Hill Public Library, UNC-TV, and Flyleaf Books to present free public forums on the power of reading. Based on the PBS documentary series,The Great American Read explores and celebrates the power of reading. In free public forums at the library, local and national authors, community members, and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty will lead community conversations on how and why writers create their worlds, how readers are affected by…

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Korean War Legacies in the US & Asia

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans, and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war veterans. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Memory of…

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Spanish Language Lunch

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

One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

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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Tuesday French Language Lunch

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 16, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

featuring Emma Monroy, PhD Student in 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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The 2018 Elections: What Do They Mean?

November 13 @ 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 William Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Emeritus of History Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm…

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The Aeneid by Virgil

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$45

featuring James J. O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, & November 14 "The greatest of Western epic poems...Virgil’s story of the journey of Aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and…

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German Language Lunch

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 14, 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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Humanities Happy Hour: Reputation Matters in International Politics

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Featuring Mark J. C. Crescenzi, Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor and Chair of Political Science Bring your friends, grab your favorite beverage, and join us for a fascinating discussion. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities. Free & open to the public. All are welcome. Invite your friends & RSVP via Facebook.

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Italian Language Lunch

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

One event on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space…

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Faust: A Tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 5, 2018

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

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, November 28 & December 5 "One of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature"—Oxford World Classics "Hailed as Germany's greatest contribution to world literature, Goethe's Faust drew upon a folktale and Marlowe's Dr. Faustus for inspiration. But in this epic version, Faust sells his soul not for magic powers but for a heightened sense of existence."—Dover Publications "Faust is an exploration of that restless intellectual and emotional urge…

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December 2018

The Global Crisis of Liberal Democracies

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Democratic governments may now be facing more social unrest and populist opposition than at any time since World War II. Political elites are widely condemned as “out of touch” with the problems of ordinary people, unable to solve the economic challenges of globalization, and unresponsive to public concerns. Popular nationalist movements and new social media are disrupting the traditional processes of democratic institutions. Has liberal democracy fallen into a global crisis that resembles or differs from earlier eras of political…

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French Language Lunch

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

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

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

One event on December 3, 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. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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Faust: A Tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 5, 2018

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

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, November 28 & December 5 "One of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature"—Oxford World Classics "Hailed as Germany's greatest contribution to world literature, Goethe's Faust drew upon a folktale and Marlowe's Dr. Faustus for inspiration. But in this epic version, Faust sells his soul not for magic powers but for a heightened sense of existence."—Dover Publications "Faust is an exploration of that restless intellectual and emotional urge…

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