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Join Carolina Public Humanities as we take UNC-Chapel Hill scholars “on the road” and host events in collaboration with regional partners outside the Triangle. 

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

 

And presenting virtually the 4th annual E. Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities:

What Should the Work Ethic Mean in a Twenty-First Century Capitalist Society?| Keynote Address, April 16th @ 5:30 pm | Panel Discussion, April 17th, 10:00 am|Featuring keynote speaker Elizabeth Anderson, the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor, John Rawls Collegiate Professor, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan.