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3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
(919) 735-5151 http://www.waynecc.edu/foundation/

January 2017

Napoleon and his Legacy: Warfare, Politics, and Culture *SOLD OUT*

January 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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$40

A Humanities on the Road Event. In Collaboration with Wayne Community College  Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC In recognition of the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo, Lloyd Kramer and Maximilian Owre will interpret Napoleon’s life and career, drawing on their expertise in French history to connect Napoleon’s actions to wider patterns in modern political, military, and cultural history. This two-part seminar will examine the emergence of the Napoleonic imperial regime after the French Revolution of 1789, and ponder the enduring…

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October 2017

Russia: Then & Now

October 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In Collaboration with Wayne Community College What led to the collapse of the Romanov Dynasty after 300 years? Discover the social polarization that unfolded afterwards. What challenges does Russia face now? What roles do President Putin's policies and the Russian Orthodox Church play when it comes to market economics and family formation in Russia.  Dig into these issues and more as Professor Donald J. Raleigh and Professor Michele Rivkin-Fish take us through Russia: Then & Now. Donald J. Raleigh, Jay…

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March 2018

The Cultural and Political Power of Modern Nationalism

March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In Collaboration with Wayne Community College Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director of Carolina Public Humanities, will discuss the emergence of nationalism in late 18th-century revolutions and examine why nationalist movements, ideas and identities remain powerful cultural and political forces in modern America and Europe. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Walnut 101 at Wayne Community College

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April 2018

The State of Journalism: Fake News in Context

April 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College News reporting and journalism have always been shot through with ideological influences, but our contemporary news landscape presents citizens with increasingly partisan options, not to mention a president who tosses the term “fake news” around with impunity. Daniel Kreiss, Director of the Ph.D. Program and Associate Professor in the School of Media and Journalism, will investigate Fake News in Context and help us critically examine journalism today. This talk will take place at Walnut 101 at Wayne Community College Free…

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September 2018

*Postponed* Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s County and Bluegrass Music

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

This event has been postponed. We will update this site when it has been rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience. In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Jocelyn Neal, Professor of Music The musical heritage and modern musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture.We will look at present-day bluegrass and country to consider how those styles balance assimilation with the constant pressure to separate themselves as…

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October 2018

Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership

October 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Mark Katz, Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities Professor Katz will speak about the State Department-funded program he directs that sends hip hop artists abroad to foster cultural exchange in underserved communities.This unlikely partnership of music and diplomacy makes a fascinating story. This event is free and open to the public. 

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November 2018

The 2018 William S. Brettmann Lecture: Is this China’s Century? Reflections on Grand Strategy and Domestic Challenges in the People’s Republic

November 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Sara Castro, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Curriculum on Peace, War, and Defense Leaders in Beijing are steering the implementation of long- term strategic plans that date back decades. As some of these plans come to fruition, it is worth asking what the Chinese Grand Strategy means for Asia, the United States, and the rest of the world.This presentation will examine Chinese strategic decision making from the Chinese perspective and explore its…

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April 2019

Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s Country and Bluegrass Music

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro featuring Jocelyn Neal, Professor of Music The musical heritage and modern musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture. We will look at present-day bluegrass and country to consider how those styles balance assimilation with the constant tension to separate themselves as distinct genres and traditions, and along the way we will hear great music and meet unique and engaging…

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Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s County and Bluegrass Music

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Jocelyn Neal, Professor of Music The musical heritage and modern musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture.We will look at present-day bluegrass and country to consider how those styles balance assimilation with the constant pressure to separate themselves as distinct genres and traditions. Along the way we will hear great music and meet unique and engaging personalities. It…

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June 2019

From Slavery to Civil Rights: An Aural History Tour

June 27, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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A combination of spirituals, protest songs, and inspiring gospel, this performance by acclaimed singer Mary D. Williams will take you on an aural history tour from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement. This event is free & open to the public. RSVP is not required. Time, Date, & Location: 5:15 – 6:15 PM, Thursday, June 27 Wayne Learning Center Auditorium at Wayne County Community College 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534 This event is sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities,…

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September 2019

More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee

September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In collaboration with Wayne Community College and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism Sunday, September 15, 4:00 pm Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee.The excavations have revealed the remains of a Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning mosaics, including the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue. In…

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November 2019

The 2019 William S. Brettmann Lecture: The Christian Right and the Culture Wars

November 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In collaboration with Wayne Community College Molly Worthen, Associate Professor of History Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 pm at Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Pundits and scholars often describe the Christian Right as a recent and entirely political phenomenon, a narrative of prejudice and polarization that has little to do with theology or the history of ideas. However, the culture wars have a backstory. The Christian Right is the product of a long civil war within evangelical ranks, a battle over intellectual…

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February 2020

Hollywood Moguls and the American Dream Factory

February 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies & Wayne Community College Featuring Rachel Schaevitz, Associate Director for State Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, Carolina Public Humanities This presentation will take a deep dive into the lives of the founding moguls of Hollywood, all first-generation Jewish- American immigrants, and examine how they exemplified aspects of the American Dream mythology. We’ll explore common themes from the Golden Age of Hollywood and discuss how the American Dream is reflected in modern films. ----…

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March 2020

*Canceled* Religious Freedom in American History

March 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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In collaboration with Wayne Community College Featuring Joanna Sierks Smith, Graduate Teaching Fellow We all learn in grade school that America was founded on religious freedom, but did you know that when the Puritans arrived at Plymouth they planned to establish a theocracy? And that until the 1840s America had state churches? This program provides historical context for contemporary debates over religious freedom in America and highlights key moments from the last century to show the complexities of actually instituting…

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October 2021

Beyond Hybridity: Being Egyptian under Macedonian and Roman Rule

October 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States

A talk by Dr. Jennifer Gates-Foster (Department of Classics, UNC Chapel Hill), free and open to the public, in collaboration with Wayne Community College. In the mid-first millennium B.C.E., Egypt was increasingly integrated into the economic and cultural world of the broader Mediterranean basin. Foreigners, especially Greek speakers, immigrated to Egypt and introduced new ways of living, worshiping, and dying to the towns and villages of Egypt. In the late 4th century, Egypt was conquered by the Macedonian warlord Alexander…

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March 2022

Acting like Animals: Lessons (and Laughs) about being Human from Aesop, Aristophanes, and the ancient Greeks

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Join Dr. Al Duncan, Assistant Professor of Classics at UNC Chapel Hill, as he explores how these ancient Greek writers used animals in their work in order to illuminate human morality and character. This event will be live-streamed via YouTube, click here to access the link. This event is a part of the "Humanities on the Road" Series, and will be hosted by Wayne Community College.   Learn More: "Although often celebrated today for their particularly human interests, the ancient…

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September 2022

Understanding China in the 21st Century: A Historical Perspective

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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featuring Donald Santacaterina, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History In collaboration with Wayne Community College Historian Donald Santacaterina will illuminate our understanding of China’s ascension as a global superpower as it has maintained its authoritarian model of government. By explaining the way that many Chinese citizens understand their own history, he will provide common ground for a discussion of the many antagonisms that plague China-U.S. relations, from human rights violations in Xinjiang to China-Hong Kong relations to the expansion of Chinese…

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