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In our Humanities on the Road series, a project of our State Outreach and Strategic Partnerships initiative, Carolina Public Humanities partners with community colleges and cultural institutions throughout North Carolina to bring humanities scholars from UNC Chapel Hill to engage with public communities around the state. For a more detailed schedule and description of each program, simply click on the titles below.

Fall 2022

Join us “on the road” for a series of programs in collaboration with our community partners around the state. These events are free and open to the public, and more events will be added as dates are finalized.

Understanding China in the 21st Century: A Historical Perspective In collaboration with Wayne Community College | Monday, September 26, 5:30 pm

Indivisible: Connecting Classrooms and Communities Through History, Humanities, and Conversation | Dates & Locations Coming Soon


Spring 2022

Jazz, Social Justice, & Anti-Racism | Sat. February 26 (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm) – IN-PERSON

Acting like Animals | Mon. March 14 (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)  –IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL

Another World is Possible: Environmental Justice and Latin America | Tues. April 12 (10:30 am) – IN-PERSON

 

Fall 2021

Feast & Famine: A Brief Cultural History of French Food | Friday, September 10 (5 pm – 7 pm) – IN-PERSON @ Carteret Community College

A Material Meditation on Home: The Sukkah as Jewish Vernacular Architecture | Thursday, September 23 (4 pm – 5:30 pm) – VIRTUAL

Understanding China in the 21st Century: A Historical Perspective | Thursday, October 21 (11 am –12:30 pm) – IN-PERSON @ Robeson Community College

Beyond Hybridity: Being Egyptian Under Macedonian and Roman Rule | Monday, October 25 (5:30 pm – 7 pm) – IN-PERSON @ Wayne Community College and VIRTUAL

Skills of the “Unskilled”: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants | Tuesday, October 26  (9 am–10:30 am) – VIRTUAL 

Caribbean Connections: Latin & Caribbean Jazz | Wednesday, November 17  (1 pm–2:30 pm) – IN-PERSON @ Guilford Technical Community College

Spring 2021

All spring 2021 events are being held virtually. Click on event titles for more details, and to access either a video recording (for events that have already taken place) or a registration page. 

Alone Again in Fukushima | February 4th @ 7:00pm | In collaboration with the UNC-CH Department of Religious Studies & the Carolina Asia Center

“A Plague o’ Both Your Houses”: Causation and Contagion in Romeo and Juliet | March 1st @ 5:30 pm | In collaboration with Wayne Community College

American Slavery: Freedom Seeking, Resistance and Resilience | March 9th @ 5:00 pm | In collaboration with Carolina K-12, East Carolina University’s Office of Global Affairs, and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center

The Long Civil Rights Movement: From Emmett Till to Black Lives Matter | March 23rd @ 5:00pm | In collaboration with Carolina K-12, East Carolina University’s Office of Global Affairs, and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center

A Shtetl In New York? Jews from Eastern Europe and the American Immigrant Experience | April 14th @ 11:00 am | In collaboration with Wake Technical Community College and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Empathy or Complicity? Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights | April 21st @ 4:00pm | In collaboration with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Islam in America Today | April 27th @ 5:00 pm | In Collaboration with Carteret Community College

Ecojustice in Eastern Carolina | May 25th @ 6:30pm | In Collaboration with Yancey Regional Library