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October 2021

Alexander and Catherine: “Greats” and Their Empires

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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A Dialogues Seminar In collaboration with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies What makes a leader “great?” Join us for a review of two charismatic and important figures in world history, Alexander of Macedon and Catherine of Russia, both of whom share the superlative. These leaders conquered territory, consolidated power, and left large political and cultural legacies in their wake. This Dialogues seminar will examine their lives in parallel to identify important similarities while placing them in…

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November 2021

Europe Today: The Old World in a New Era

November 13 @ 9:15 am - 3:45 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

In collaboration with the Center for European Studies In the decades since World War II, states in Europe have created a cohesive government in the EU that transcends old boundaries and links disparate peoples together in one of the world’s largest economies. This seminar will explore contemporary Europe and its model of governance to see what it may have to offer as examples for the rest of the world. It will also examine what European identity means in the face…

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December 2021

Beethoven @ 250

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

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Mark Evan Bonds In collaboration with the UNC Department of Music The year 2020 marked 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…

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