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January 2020

Monday French Language Lunch

January 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

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 for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up…

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Cinema School: All the President’s Men

January 15, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by Kirsten Adams, Roy H. Park Fellow in Journalism and Media "The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. Directed by Alan J. Pakula   COST Pre-registration requested. $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…

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Wilmington on Fire

January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Free

In collaboration with the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition and the Chapel Hill Public Library Thursday, January 16, 6:00–8:30 pm | Chapel Hill Public Library An insurrection led by white supremacists in Wilmington overthrew the city’s elected interracial government in 1898 and led to the systematic exclusion of all black North Carolinians from the state’s political life during the early 20th century. Join us for the screening of a documentary film about these events, followed by a panel discussion with…

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Humanities Happy Hours

January 22, 2020 @ 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 Wednesday, April 15 Wednesday, May 20

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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

January 28, 2020 @ 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 Jeff Spinner-Halev, Kenan Eminent Professor of Political Ethics "From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them."—HarperCollins Publishers "Le Guin's The Dispossessed is built to last."—The New York Times Book Review "Ursula K. Le Guin's 1975 Hugo award winner...remains a challenging and urgent book. And, what's more, a good reminder that the old left has plenty…

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Italian Language Lunch

January 28, 2020 @ 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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February 2020

How the World Changed in 1940: Nazi Expansion and the Global Crisis of World War II

February 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg FEBRUARY 1 9:30 am–3:45 pm The European military campaigns of the Second World War began in Poland in September 1939, but the violence in Western Europe developed slowly enough to be called a “phony war.” This quietness on the western front ended abruptly in the spring of 1940, as German armies swept across every country from Denmark to France. These events changed the course of the war by launching Germany’s brutal occupation…

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Monday French Language Lunch

February 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

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 for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up…

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Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music

February 4, 2020 @ 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 Mark Katz, Professor of Music 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 from 4:30 to…

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The 7th Annual Oscars Preview: A “Carolina Blue Carpet” Event

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10

In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association Thursday, February 6, 6:00 pm | Varsity Theatre, Chapel Hill Walk the Carolina Blue Carpet at the Varsity Theatre for our seventh annual Oscars Preview Event with film experts. 6:00-6:45 pm Carolina Blue Carpet arrivals 6:45-8:30 pm Lecture and popcorn The cost is $10; free for GAA members. For more information and to register, visit alumni.unc.edu/events/2020-oscars-preview/

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The Great Cities of Eastern Europe: Prague and St. Petersburg

February 8, 2020 @ 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 Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies Since emerging from Communist control in 1990, Prague and St. Petersburg have regained much of their historic vitality. Although visitors now travel from all parts of the world to see these cities, they are often unaware of the social, cultural, and political forces that have reshaped each of these historic places over the past three decades. Why do these cities have so much influence on the cultural history…

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The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

February 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 18, 2020

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

featuring Oswaldo Estrada, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies "Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession."—Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible...a contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s—and 70s and 80s."—The New York Times Book Review "Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."—The Washington Post Book World "The Bad Girl paints a panoramic history of four decades of South American and European life, continually challenges…

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German Language Lunch

February 11, 2020 @ 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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Finding Knowledge in the Digital Age: Cognitive Abilities and the Quest for Better Searching

February 11, 2020 @ 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 Jaime Arguello, Frances Carroll McColl Term Associate Professor of Information and Library Science 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…

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Cinema School: Wag the Dog

February 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by Deborah Dwyer, Roy H. Park Fellow in Journalism and Media Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal. Directed by Barry Levinson. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, and Anne Heche.   COST Pre-registration requested. $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…

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Great Journeys in World History and the Travelers Who Described Them

February 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

FEBRUARY 15 | 9:00 am–5:00 pm Human curiosity has always pushed people to set off on long journeys to learn about the wider world, to look for wealth and fame, or to find new knowledge about themselves. This seminar will examine notable travel experiences that changed the lives of travelers, contributed to new literary works, and also influenced others who made their own journeys in later times. We’ll look at famous journeys in pre-modern Europe and the expanding United States…

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The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

February 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 18, 2020

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

featuring Oswaldo Estrada, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies "Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession."—Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible...a contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s—and 70s and 80s."—The New York Times Book Review "Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."—The Washington Post Book World "The Bad Girl paints a panoramic history of four decades of South American and European life, continually challenges…

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The Private is Political: Understanding Privacy at the Margins

February 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

featuring Alice E. Marwick, Assistant Professor of Communication 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 from…

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Humanities Happy Hours

February 19, 2020 @ 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 Wednesday, April 15 Wednesday, May 20

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Lethal Aid: Security Assistance and Human Security

February 20, 2020 @ 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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Sound Ideas on the Flyleaf Stage: Moving Between Fiddle Styles

February 20, 2020 @ 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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Archaeology and Ancient Societies: New Perspectives from Egypt and the Native American South

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas Archaeological knowledge resembles historical knowledge in analyzing past societies that helped to shape later human cultures, but archaeological insights come from sources and analytical methods that often differ from the materials and methods that other humanists employ. This Dialogues seminar will bring together two UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists whose work focuses on ancient Egyptian cultures and pre-modern Native American cultures. What have archaeologists learned about these complex societies and their…

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Monday French Language Lunch

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

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 for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up…

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The Clouds and The Birds by Aristophanes

February 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 3, 2020

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

featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus “Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist—and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing—at once bawdy and delicate—brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high art. His messages are as timely and relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and his plays…

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Italian Language Lunch

February 25, 2020 @ 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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Popularity, Social Media, and 21st-Century Teens

February 25, 2020 @ 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 Mitch Prinstein, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience 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…

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Heaven and Hell: Ancient Ideas about the Afterlife

February 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - February 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Bart D. Ehrman According to the most recent Pew Research Poll, 72 percent of all Americans believe in a literal heaven as a place of eternal blessing for departed souls, while 58 percent believe in a literal hell and its eternal torments. Although Christians have believed these ideas for centuries, they are not taught in the Old Testament or in the teachings of the historical Jesus. So where did they come from? Were they simply…

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March 2020

The Clouds and The Birds by Aristophanes

March 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 3, 2020

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

featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus “Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist—and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing—at once bawdy and delicate—brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high art. His messages are as timely and relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and his plays…

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What They Don’t Know: Power, Poverty, and Marginalization in the Information Society

March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Amelia Gibson, Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science 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…

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Cinema School: War Room

March 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chelsea Theatre, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Presented by Kevin Roach, Graduate Teaching Fellow in American Politics A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it. Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker   COST Pre-registration requested. $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 a Chelsea Member.  General public can register online or call us…

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The Convenient Spot: Patterns and Repetition in Japanese Art and Literature at the Ackland

March 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$30

This spring, we are collaborating with the Ackland Art Museum to highlight Japanese art and literature! Yuko Kato, Teaching Associate Professor of Japanese, will lead a discussion on the award-winning short novel Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, an exciting young voice in international fiction and Vogue Japan's 2016 Woman of the Year. Carolyn Allmendinger, director of Ackland's academic programming, will then guide us through their new exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love, featuring the "dot paintings," provocative…

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Tuesday French Lunch

March 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on May 5, 2020 at 12:00 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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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

March 18, 2020 @ 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 Mary-Floyd Wilson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and Chair of English and Comparative Literature "Shakespeare’s cautionary tale about the dangers of upending democracy."—Penguin Random House "A gripping historical drama, Julius Caesar contains some of Shakespeare’s most memorable lines and is ranked as one of the playwright’s finest works."—Digireads.com "Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s greatest historical dramas, featuring a cast of characters whose names—Caesar, Brutus, Antony, Octavius—are indelibly linked with the decline and fall of a republic,…

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American Military Operations Since the Cold War

March 18, 2020 @ 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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Humanities Happy Hours

March 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 Wednesday, April 15 Wednesday, May 20

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2020 E. Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities – Philosophy, Prisons, and the Search for Social Justice

March 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 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

The fourth annual symposium in honor of distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919–2003) will feature keynote speaker Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African & African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. Professor Shelby explores how racism, racial identities, and racial politics affect American society. His work includes influential books such as Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016) and the co-edited collection, To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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Philosophy, Prisons, and the Search for Social Justice

March 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UNC Center for School Leadership Development, 140 Friday Center Drive NC 27517 United States + Google Map
Free

The fourth annual symposium in honor of distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919–2003) will feature keynote speaker Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African & African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. Professor Shelby explores how racism, racial identities, and racial politics affect American society. His work includes influential books such as Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (2016) and the co-edited collection, To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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German Language Lunch

March 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

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 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 early…

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Erasures: The Impact of Digitization on Historical Newspapers

March 24, 2020 @ 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 Lyneise Williams, Associate Professor of Art History 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 from…

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North Korea Exposed

March 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Free

In collaboration with the Carolina Asia Center and the Department of Asian Studies Friday, March 27, 5:30 pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Education Center Jeremy Hunter, investigative photo-journalist, writer, broadcaster, and winner of three UNESCO awards, will report on the current state of North Korea. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Power and Allure of Dictators

March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

In the face of populist pressures, many nations around the world are turning to authoritarian leaders whose attachment to the liberal values of democracy, transparency, and human rights is questionable at best or outright denied. What inspires people to prefer the rule of one person over sharing power among many? By what right do individuals assume they speak for everyone? Are there common factors that lead to dictatorships or characterize how they function? To answer these questions, we will review…

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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Italian Language Lunch

March 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Social Media, Social Identity, and Politics

March 31, 2020 @ 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

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

April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

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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Monday French Language Lunch

April 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

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 for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up…

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Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

April 7, 2020 @ 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 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 fabulous creature of our age'"—Newsweek "Being There is one of those rare books which echoes in the mind long after…

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Cinema School: Being There

April 8, 2020 @ 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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Sound Ideas on the Flyleaf Stage: Caribbean Connections

April 9, 2020 @ 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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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

April 14, 2020 @ 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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German Language Lunch

April 14, 2020 @ 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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When Technology Outpaces Knowledge: The Impact of Genomic Informatics on Human Lives

April 14, 2020 @ 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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Humanities Happy Hours

April 15, 2020 @ 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 Wednesday, April 15 Wednesday, May 20

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The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program

April 16, 2020 @ 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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The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program

April 17, 2020 @ 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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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

April 21, 2020 @ 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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The Risks and Rewards of 21st-Century Transportation Technologies

April 21, 2020 @ 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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Climate Change and the Military

April 22, 2020 @ 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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Monday French Language Lunch

April 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$25

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 for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up…

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Italian Language Lunch

April 28, 2020 @ 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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May 2020

Beethoven @ 250

May 2, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

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 assistance of cellist Brent Wissick and pianist Andrew Willis, Mark Evan Bonds explores the ways in which Beethoven created some of his most celebrated works…

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Tuesday French Lunch

May 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on May 5, 2020 at 12:00 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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Humanities Happy Hours

May 20, 2020 @ 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 Wednesday, April 15 Wednesday, May 20

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