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March 2020

*Canceled* Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature "In this remarkable autobiography, the first literary addiction memoir, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London—and the nightmares, despair, and paranoia to which he became prey—under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams,…

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*Canceled* Italian Language Lunch

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

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 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, so sign up…

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*Canceled* Social Media, Social Identity, and Politics

March 31 @ 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 Daniel Kreiss, Associate Professor of Media and Journalism Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All programs are held…

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April 2020

*Postponed* Teaching with “The Light of Truth:” A Symposium on Ida B. Wells Barnett

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, 150 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Free

Ida B. Wells-Barnett used investigative journalism to reveal the horrors of racial violence and lynching in the U.S. during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Join the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC) in celebrating the work of this pioneering African American journalist who risked her life to shine "the light of truth." The Symposium includes conversations with national award-winning journalists, workshops and performances regarding the life and work of Ida B. Wells as a journalist, advocate & educator.…

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*Canceled* Places of My Past: Historical and Contemporary Stories of Rediscovering One’s Roots

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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James Baldwin famously said, “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” This Dialogues seminar will feature speakers who will share stories of migration—both forced and voluntary—and then examine the ways that these families and communities built a home in their new land and also sought a reconnection with the place“from whence they came.” We will begin with the story of James Churchwill Vaughn (1828-93), who set…

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*Canceled* Monday French Language Lunch *SOLD OUT*

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$25

The Monday, APRIL 6 French Lunch is SOLD OUT. Please email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist. Featuring Hannelore Jarausch, Teaching Professor Emerita of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders 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…

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*Canceled* Being There by Jerzy Kosinski *Sold Out*

April 7 @ 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

This event is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please email human@unc.edu with your name and phone number. featuring Eliza Rose, Laszlo Birinyi, Sr., Fellow in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures "A modern classic, Being There is a brilliantly satiric look at the unreality of American media culture that is, if anything, more trenchant now than ever."—Grove Press "A quirky, brilliant novel starring Chauncey Gardiner, an enigmatic man who rises from nowhere to become a media phenomenon—'a…

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*Canceled* Cinema School: Being There

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by Eliza Rose, Laszlo Birinyi, Sr., Fellow in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. Directed by Hal Ashby. Starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine. COST Pre-registration required. $12 for the general public and $10 for Chelsea members. Chelsea Members, call us at 919.962.1544 and have your Chelsea Member # ready to receive the discount. Click here for more information about becoming…

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*Canceled* Sound Ideas on the Flyleaf Stage: Caribbean Connections

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10

Join us this spring for two “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. It’s the perfect mix of education and entertainment! Moving Between Fiddle Styles Tatiana Hargreaves, Lecturer in Bluegrass Fiddle Thursday, February 20, 6:30 pm Caribbean Connections Stephen Anderson, Professor of Music Juan Manuel Alamo, Associate Professor of Music Thursday, April 9, 6:30 pm Both events will be held at Flyleaf Books. Tickets are $10 per event.

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*Canceled * The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 21, 2020

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

featuring Pamela Cooper, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature "The novel that put Atwood on the literary map...is both a scathingly funny satire of consumerism and a heady exploration of emotional cannibalism....Marked by blazingly surreal humor and a colorful cast of eccentric characters, The Edible Woman is a groundbreaking work of fiction."—Penguin Random House "Witty, subversive, hilarious, The Edible Woman is dazzling and utterly original."—New Canadian Library “Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the…

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*Canceled* German Language Lunch

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on April 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

Featuring Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders 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, so sign up…

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*Canceled* When Technology Outpaces Knowledge: The Impact of Genomic Informatics on Human Lives

April 14 @ 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 Elysia Davis, Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All programs are held…

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*Canceled* Humanities Happy Hours

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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

All Humanities Happy Hours feature a short, fun, scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Happy Hours are free and open to the public and held 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy of Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Speakers and topics will be available soon. Wednesday, January 22 Wednesday, February 19 Wednesday, March 18 *Canceled* Wednesday, April 15 *Canceled* Wednesday, May…

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*Canceled* The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

In collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program for 2020 will feature Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill. This special event, co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, will feature historical perspectives from a leading global expert on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the demise of democracy in Europe during the 1930s. The program begins Thursday with a public reception at 6:00 pm and…

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*Canceled* The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Institute for the Arts & Humanities – Hyde Hall, 176 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Free

In collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program for 2020 will feature Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill. This special event, co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, will feature historical perspectives from a leading global expert on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the demise of democracy in Europe during the 1930s. The program begins Thursday with a public reception at 6:00 pm and…

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*Canceled * The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 21, 2020

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

featuring Pamela Cooper, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature "The novel that put Atwood on the literary map...is both a scathingly funny satire of consumerism and a heady exploration of emotional cannibalism....Marked by blazingly surreal humor and a colorful cast of eccentric characters, The Edible Woman is a groundbreaking work of fiction."—Penguin Random House "Witty, subversive, hilarious, The Edible Woman is dazzling and utterly original."—New Canadian Library “Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the…

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*Canceled* The Risks and Rewards of 21st-Century Transportation Technologies

April 21 @ 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 Noreen McDonald, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professor and Chair of City and Regional Planning Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description…

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*Canceled* Climate Change and the Military

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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While we wish for a world at peace, war—to-date at least—seems to be an enduring part of the human condition. With more than 50 conflicts currently being fought around the world, we should try to understand the forces that cause them, how they are waged, and how we can end and prevent wars. Once again, Carolina Public Humanities returns to Flyleaf Books to explore these questions in this mid-week series on military history and topics in peace, war, and defense.…

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*Canceled* Monday French Language Lunch *SOLD OUT*

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$25

The Monday, April 27 French Lunch is SOLD OUT. Please email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist. Featuring Hannelore Jarausch, Teaching Professor Emerita of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders 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…

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*Canceled* Italian Language Lunch

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

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 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, so sign up…

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*Canceled* Surveillance, Identity, and Privacy in the age of DNA

April 28 @ 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 Jim Thomas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door. All Humanities in Action lectures are free to UNC & Duke undergraduate and…

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May 2020

Canceled: Beethoven @ 250

May 2 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Person Hall, 181 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. If we are able to reschedule for a later date, we will post details on our site. In collaboration with the UNC Department of Music The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. Perhaps more than any other composer, we hear Beethoven in his music, which continues to both delight and challenge us. But how and why? What is it that makes his music so distinctive? With the…

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*Canceled* Tuesday French Lunch

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$25

Featuring Emma Monroy, Doctoral Candidate in French and Francophone Studies Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders 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, so…

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*Canceled* Humanities Happy Hours

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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

All Humanities Happy Hours feature a short, fun, scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Happy Hours are free and open to the public and held 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy of Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Speakers and topics will be available soon. Wednesday, January 22 Wednesday, February 19 Wednesday, March 18 *Canceled* Wednesday, April 15 *Canceled* Wednesday, May…

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