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August 2019

Monday French Language Lunch

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where partici- pants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. Prior to the lunch, all participants will receive a short foreign language article that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve…

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How the West Was Told: An Evening of Art and Literature at the Ackland

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$38

Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the ways in which we tell the story of the American West.   Join Jennifer Howard, doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature, and Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programming, in the new landscapes and artifacts exhibition Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection for a lively, interdisciplinary discussion of Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book blending original short stories…

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Humanities Happy Hour

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 20, 2019 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

Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Hour at BackBar. Humanities Hour will feature the scholars who were or are UNC-CH Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows. All Humanities Hours feature a short scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Hours are free and open to the public and run from 6-7pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy…

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Italian Language Lunch

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$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 at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm. Space is…

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September 2019

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Abraham Flexner

September 3 @ 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 Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities   In his classic essay The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939), Abraham Flexner, the founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the man who helped bring Albert Einstein to the United States, describes a great paradox of scientific research. The search for answers to deep questions, motivated solely by curiosity and without concern for applications, often leads not only to the greatest…

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Monday French Language Lunch

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

One event on December 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

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

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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 17, 2019

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

featuring William Sturkey, Assistant Professor of History   "In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche."                                                                                                                                                                                                                 —Penguin Random House   Meeting Date: Tuesdays, September 10 and 17 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Democracy and “Will of the People”

September 10 @ 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 Georg Vanberg, Professor of Political Science, Duke University All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status…

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Boas Maneiras (Good Manners, Brazil, 2017)

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by André Keiji Kunigami, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Spanish and Portuguese This fall, take a cinematic trip around the world with Mornings at the Movies! Join our insightful Carolina foreign language scholars as they share their favorite films. All screenings begin promptly at 10:00 am and conclude with a discussion with our scholar. Directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra. Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the…

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German Language Lunch

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on November 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

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Notre Dame Cathedral and French Culture: The Meaning of a National Monument

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

The great fire in the famous Notre Dame Cathedral badly damaged a great Parisian monument, but it seemed to affect French national identity almost as profoundly as it damaged the church itself. How does the history of this iconic cathedral embody the complexity of French culture and national memory? This question shapes the themes of this seminar, which will explore the significance of Notre Dame in French architectural history, political culture, literary works, and musical traditions. Drawing on diverse scholarly…

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More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism Sunday, September 15, 4:00 pm Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee.The excavations have revealed the remains of a Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning mosaics, including the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue. In this slide-illustrated lecture, Professor Magness describes these…

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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 17, 2019

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

featuring William Sturkey, Assistant Professor of History   "In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche."                                                                                                                                                                                                                 —Penguin Random House   Meeting Date: Tuesdays, September 10 and 17 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Tuesday French Language Lunch

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$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 at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm.…

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Gerrymandering

September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 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 All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join…

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The History of the American Military

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring Joseph T. Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense Description coming soon. Cost: $25 per lecture; $60 for all three in the Warfare, Society, and the Military series.  

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Humanities Happy Hour

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 20, 2019 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

Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Hour at BackBar. Humanities Hour will feature the scholars who were or are UNC-CH Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows. All Humanities Hours feature a short scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Hours are free and open to the public and run from 6-7pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy…

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

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

featuring Gerald J. Postema, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law Emeritus     Meeting Date: Tuesdays, September 24 and October 1 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Italian Language Lunch

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$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 at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm. Space is…

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Public Forgiveness

September 24 @ 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 Simone Gubler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or…

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Speaking of Feminism

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

In collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South and General Alumni Association  This event will be held at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, 27514 From the Women’s Marches to the #MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the 21st century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? Rachel F. Seidman, Director of the Southern…

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October 2019

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

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

featuring Gerald J. Postema, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law Emeritus     Meeting Date: Tuesdays, September 24 and October 1 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Berlin: City in Flux

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 2, 2019 at 11:00 am

Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC 28360 United States
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Free

Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German In collaboration with Robeson Community College Wednesday, October 2, 1st Lecture Session: 11:00am-12:30pm. Encore Lecture Session: 1:00pm-2:30pm at Robeson Community College, Lumberton Celebrate Oktoberfest with a discussion of Berlin! Professor Gabriel Trop will look at the ways in which Berlin—given its current status as the center of political and economic power as well as cultural innovation—navigates the complexities of its past by framing itself as a city of the future. This event is free…

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International Trade and Cultural Exchange from the Renaissance to Today

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

What do we learn when we exchange goods and ideas with other cultures? How does engagement with the wider world help us understand ourselves? This seminar explores connections among commerce, art, and culture in three eras. We’ll travel to early modern Venice to learn about that city-state’s ascendance as a commercial power in Europe and understand how business with the East helped usher in the modern age. Next, we’ll be introduced to American artists of the 19th-century era of imperial…

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Monday French Language Lunch

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

One event on December 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

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

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The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 15, 2019

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

featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish     Meeting Date: Tuesdays, October 8 and 15 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Universal Basic Income

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Fabian Wendt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to…

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Cléo de 5 a 7 (Cleo from 5 to 7, France, 1962)

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presenter to be determined This fall, take a cinematic trip around the world with Mornings at the Movies! Join our insightful Carolina foreign language scholars as they share their favorite films. All screenings begin promptly at 10:00 am and conclude with a discussion with our scholar. Directed by Agnès Varda. Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor. (Comedy, Drama, Music) COST Pre-registration required. $15 for the general…

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The Forgotten Soldiers: Women, Military, and War in History and Memory, 1770s–1870s

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring Karen Hagemann, James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense While we wish for a world at peace, war—to-date at least—seems to be an enduring part of the human condition. With more than 50 conflicts currently being fought around the world, we should try to understand the forces that cause them, how they are waged, and how we can end and prevent wars. Carolina Public Humanities will explore these questions in our new extended-lecture, mid-week…

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Through Her Lens: Modern Arab Women Telling Their Stories through Art and Literature

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the ways in which Modern Arab Women are speaking out through art and literature Celebrate female storytellers with Nadia Yaqub, professor of Asian Studies, in a lively discussion of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize-winning novel Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English. Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programming, will then guide us through their newest exhibition, She Who Tells a…

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The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 15, 2019

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

featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish     Meeting Date: Tuesdays, October 8 and 15 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Humanities Happy Hour

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 20, 2019 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

Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Hour at BackBar. Humanities Hour will feature the scholars who were or are UNC-CH Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows. All Humanities Hours feature a short scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Hours are free and open to the public and run from 6-7pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy…

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Hollywood Moguls and the American Dream Factory

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center, 12804 NORWOOD RD
Raleigh, NC 27613 United States
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In collaboration with Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center Featuring Rachel Schaevitz, Associate Director for State Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, Carolina Public Humanities Thursday, October 17, 12:00 pm at Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center This presentation will take a deep dive into the lives of the founding moguls of Hollywood, all first-generation Jewish- American immigrants, and examine how they exemplified aspects of the American Dream mythology. We’ll explore common themes from the Golden Age of Hollywood and discuss how the American Dream is…

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The Wide World of the Blues

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

After the great success of our 2019 summer series featuring music at Flyleaf Books, we return to the stage this fall with two “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. Come to Chapel Hill’s local bookstore for education, entertainment, and the sounds of good music. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Wide World of the Blues - Thursday, October 17, 6:30 pm Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership - Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 pm Cost:…

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The Atomic Bomb and the End of the Second World War

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Political and military leaders in the United States planned a final military campaign that could end the war with Japan in 1945, but a land invasion would carry extremely high human and economic costs.The American decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki evolved from careful strategic analysis of these costs, but the new weapons inflicted massive civilian casualties and showed how atomic bombs greatly expanded the destructive threats of modern warfare.This seminar will examine America’s strategic decision to…

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Tuesday French Language Lunch

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$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 at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm.…

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Affirmative Consent Policies

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuing Tom Dougherty, Associate Professor of Philosophy All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to…

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Collected Stories by Bruno Schulz

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

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

featuring Madeline G. Levine, Kenan Professor of Slavic Literatures Emerita   Meeting Date: Tuesdays, October 29 and November 5 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Italian Language Lunch

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$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 at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm. Space is…

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Trade Policy and Global Supply Chains

October 29 @ 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 All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to…

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November 2019

Four Great Controversies in Early Christianity: An Encore Presentation *Sold Out. Waitlist Available*

November 1 @ 4:30 pm - November 2 @ 12:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Sold Out: To be added to the waitlist please email human@unc.edu with your name and phone number.* A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Bart D. Ehrman The growth of the Christian church from a tiny sect of Jesus’ close followers to a major world religion was not smooth and seamless. Christians faced controversy on every front—externally with both pagans and Jews and internally with various Christian groups holding diverse theological views struggling for dominance.This seminar will consider four major controversies in…

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Monday French Language Lunch

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

One event on December 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

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

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Collected Stories by Bruno Schulz

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

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

featuring Madeline G. Levine, Kenan Professor of Slavic Literatures Emerita   Meeting Date: Tuesdays, October 29 and November 5 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

November 5 @ 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 Alex Marcoci, Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or…

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 30 Years Later

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

In collaboration with the Center for European Studies The collapse of communist governments in Central Europe in 1989 offered an historic transition for people who expected new political freedoms, new wealth, and new personal opportunities. No event symbol- ized this momentous change more dramatically than the destruction of the Berlin Wall in November of that year.This program will begin with a review of the history leading up to the wall’s fall and an analysis of its political, economic, and cultural…

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Economic History of the Rise of Trumpism

November 12 @ 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 John Komlos, Professor of Economic History Emeritus, University of Munich All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your…

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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

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 Date: Wednesdays, November 13 and 20 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother, Spain, 1999)

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish This fall, take a cinematic trip around the world with Mornings at the Movies! Join our insightful Carolina foreign language scholars as they share their favorite films. All screenings begin promptly at 10:00 am and conclude with a discussion with our scholar. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother…

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Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

After the great success of our 2019 summer series featuring music at Flyleaf Books, we return to the stage this fall with two “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. Come to Chapel Hill’s local bookstore for education, entertainment, and the sounds of good music. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Wide World of the Blues - Thursday, October 17, 6:30 pm Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership - Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 pm Cost:…

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German Language Lunch

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on November 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

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The Postwar Boom: American Musicals of the 1950s

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Tim Carter “You’ve never had it so good,” proclaimed the U.S. Democratic party in the 1952 presidential election.The fact that the Democrats lost, however, suggests that despite the postwar boom, not everything in the garden was rosy. As in previous decades, Broadway and Hollywood musicals captured the spirit of the times; they also came into increasing competition with each other as new technologies transformed the movie-going experience. Come for another installment of Tim Carter’s series…

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Tuesday French Language Lunch

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$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 at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from 12:00-1:30 pm.…

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The Great Siege of Malta (1565)

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring Marcus Bull, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Director, Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies Description coming soon. Cost: $25 per lecture; $60 for all three Register online or call us at 919.962.1544.

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The 2019 William S. Brettmann Lecture: The Christian Right and the Culture Wars

November 19 @ 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 Molly Worthen, Associate Professor of History Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 pm at Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Pundits and scholars often describe the Christian Right as a recent and entirely political phenomenon, a narrative of prejudice and polarization that has little to do with theology or the history of ideas. However, the culture wars have a backstory. The Christian Right is the product of a long civil war within evangelical ranks, a battle over intellectual…

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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

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 Date: Wednesdays, November 13 and 20 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Latin Americans and Dance Music in North Carolina: Then and Now

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, 601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, North Carolina 27282 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Guilford Technical Community College David Garcia, Associate Professor of Music Wednesday, November 20, 12:00 pm at Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown Help GTCC celebrate International Week with  a  lunch- time lecture and concert featuring UNC-Chapel Hill’s own David Garcia and local salsa musicians. Learn about the more recent history of Latin music in the Triangle area, while also taking a fascinating historical detour back to 1783, when an exiled officer of the Spanish army, Francisco de Miranda…

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Humanities Happy Hour

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 20, 2019 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

Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Hour at BackBar. Humanities Hour will feature the scholars who were or are UNC-CH Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows. All Humanities Hours feature a short scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Hours are free and open to the public and run from 6-7pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy…

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Passion, Politics, and Art in 20th-Century Mexico

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 BLUE RIDGE ROAD
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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In collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art and the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection Passions ran high in the Mexico of the 1920s and ’30s, and no two people better exemplify these passions than the artistic couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.These two artists intensely engaged with the leftist political activism of the age, and they used their works to foster solidarity among the Mexican people.They also shared…

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December 2019

Monday French Language Lunch

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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

One event on December 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

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

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 10, 2019

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

featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Meeting Date: Tuesdays, December 3 and 10 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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Prohibition in the US: Hopes and Failures

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$30

The 18th amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transportation, or import of alcohol in the United States, was ratified in 1919 and repealed in 1933. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in America as well as the 40th anniversary of Carolina Public Humanities. Join us in celebrating the conclusion of our CPH anniversary year with an evening presentation on “Prohibition in the United States: Hopes and Failures” by David Zonderman, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Department Head of…

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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

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

featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Meeting Date: Tuesdays, December 3 and 10 Register online or call 919.962.1544

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