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October 2018

Beyond Gatsby and Bathtub Gin: Rethinking the “Roaring ‘20s”

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The 1920s are known as the age of flappers, speakeasys, and the new carefree lifestyles of America’s upper classes, but other cultural changes, especially the creative contributions of African-Americans, are often overshadowed. This seminar offers a more nuanced and complicated picture of the era by examining the harsh economic conditions beneath the veneer of prosperity and exploring how African-Americans helped usher in wider American art forms while also developing an empowering aesthetic of their own. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Not-So-Roaring…

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November 2018

Bodies in Motion: Learning and Growing Through Human Movement *Cancelled*

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map
$65

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled** This Dialogues seminar looks at physical movement as a mode of artistic expression, learning, and self-improvement. From dance to informal “parkour,” or the art of moving through our environment, the human body is capable of extraordinary feats of dexterity and strength and demonstrations of beauty. Participants will be introduced to interdisciplinary dance to see how visual and physical learning can be applied to many problems.We will then discuss the history of…

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Korean War Legacies in the US & Asia

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

In collaboration with the Carolina Asia Center The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans, and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war…

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December 2018

The Global Crisis of Liberal Democracies

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 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 Democratic governments may now be facing more social unrest and populist opposition than at any time since World War II. Political elites are widely condemned as “out of touch” with the problems of ordinary people, unable to solve the economic challenges of globalization, and unresponsive to public concerns. Popular nationalist movements and new social media are disrupting the traditional processes of democratic institutions. Has liberal democracy fallen into a…

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