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October 2020

Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Matt Andrews on Billie Jean King

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Featuring Matt Andrews, Professor of History, and Billie Jean King Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 minutes. Conversations will be accessed via a Zoom…

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November 2020

Brown Bag French Language Lunch

November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$15

This Language Lunch is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All…

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Heaven and Hell: Ancient Ideas about the Afterlife (encore)

November 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 6, 2020

A Distinguished Scholar Webinar featuring Bart D. Ehrman According to the most recent Pew Research Poll, 72 percent of all Americans believe in a literal heaven as a place of eternal blessing for departed souls, while 58 percent believe in a literal hell and its eternal torments. Although Christians have believed these ideas for centuries, they are not taught in the Old Testament or in the teachings of the historical Jesus. So where did they come from? Were they simply…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Beverly Taylor on Elizabeth Barrett Browning

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Featuring Beverly Taylor, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 minutes. Conversations will be accessed…

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Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz – SOLD OUT

November 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Nadia Yaqub, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies   First writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature Widely acclaimed as Nobel Prize-winner Mahfouz’s best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s. No other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of…

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Brown Bag German Language Lunch

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$15

featuring Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion.…

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The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Lecture

November 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom,

The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program, In Collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies, presents ORDINARY MEN Revisited: The Evolution of Holocaust Perpetrator Studies featuring Christopher Browning Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus This CPH special event, co-sponsored by UNC’s Center for Jewish Studies, features one of the world’s leading experts on the History of the Holocaust. Professor Browning will discuss responses to his classic book on the Holocaust, Ordinary Men, and talk about recent historical work on the…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Karin Pfennig on Joseph Leidy

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Featuring Karin Pfennig, Professor of Biology, and Joseph Leidy Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 minutes. Conversations will be accessed via a Zoom webinar…

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December 2020

Njal’s Saga by Anonymous

December 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Paul Roberge, Professor of Germanic Languages and Professor of Linguistics   Considered the greatest of the Icelandic sagas Written in the thirteenth century, Njal’s Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems—from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law’s inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and…

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Brown Bag French Language Lunch

December 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$15

This Language Lunch is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All…

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Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of the U.S. (1824-1825) and North Carolina

December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This Zoom event is free and open to the public. Click here to register; advance registration required. Co-sponsored by The Lafayette Trail and the NC Humanities Council

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January 2021

The Fragility of Democracy

January 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom,

Carolina Public Humanities & Carolina K-12 Presents a Special Event “The Fragility of Democracy” featuring Four Expert Panelists and A Public Conversation Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus, UNC-Chapel Hill William Sturkey, Associate Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill Tinisha Shaw, History Teacher in Guilford County Public Schools Lloyd Kramer, CPH Director and Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill Moderator, Joanna Sierks Smith, CPH Associate Director for State Outreach Recent events in the United States, including false claims about…

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2020 Election Overview

January 27, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

featuring Sarah A. Treul, Associate Professor of Political Science   Join us this semester as we bring Humanities in Action online! This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that speak to challenges we face in America today, or subjects that are difficult to discuss in a heated political environment. Each lecture will be accompanied by a question and answer session with the presenter. Please be sure to…

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Special Event: Cultural PostMortem 2020

January 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A joint collaboration between Carolina Public Humanities, the Center for Humanities & the Arts (University of Colorado at Boulder) and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (University of Iowa) featuring Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery (UNC-Chapel Hill) Dr. Ruth Ellen Kocher (CU Boulder) Dr. Christopher Merrill (U of Iowa)   How can artists and scholars help the nation contend with the peril in which we find ourselves—starting with our own campuses? The 2020 US presidential race was one of the most…

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February 2021

Brown Bag French Language Lunch

February 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language…

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North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

February 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 10, 2021

$35

featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Elizabeth Gaskell's rich weave of storytelling and social chronicle remains a landmark North and South is a book about rebellion; it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern, and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. —Audible.com In our own polarised era of ideological echo chambers, it becomes a story…

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Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

February 3, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

featuring James L. Leloudis, Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill and Robert Korstad, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke University   Join us this semester as we bring Humanities in Action online! This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that speak to challenges we face in America today, or subjects that are difficult to discuss in a heated political environment. Each lecture will be accompanied by a question…

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Alone Again in Fukushima

February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Carolina Asia Center, Carolina Public Humanities, and the Department of Religious Studies present Alone Again in Fukushima A Documentary Screening and Conversation with Nakamura Mayu, Matsumura Naoto, and Barbara R. Ambros Moderated by Joanna Sierks Smith   This spring will mark the tenth anniversary of the triple disaster that on March 11, 2011, brought an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear meltdown to eastern Japan. To reflect on this anniversary, we present Alone Again in Fukushima, a documentary about Matsumura…

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Brown Bag Italian Language Lunch

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on April 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

featuring Jennifer Mackenzie, Assistant Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language…

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North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

February 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 10, 2021

$35

featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Elizabeth Gaskell's rich weave of storytelling and social chronicle remains a landmark North and South is a book about rebellion; it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern, and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. —Audible.com In our own polarised era of ideological echo chambers, it becomes a story…

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Escape! Imaginary Lands and Magical Reality

February 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm

The tedium of daily work and the obstacles that block our aspirations have always led people into the fantasy worlds of literature, theater, film, and imaginary journeys, but the confinement and isolation during the COVID pandemic have deepened this long-existing desire for escapism. Fantasies about alternative worlds or magical powers become all the more attractive when travel becomes impossible and even the local theater has to close its doors. This seminar will explore our fascination with imaginary places and with…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Hassan Melehy on Jack Kerouac

February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Hassan Melehy, Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Jack Kerouac   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and…

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Escape! Imaginary Lands and Magical Reality

February 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm

The tedium of daily work and the obstacles that block our aspirations have always led people into the fantasy worlds of literature, theater, film, and imaginary journeys, but the confinement and isolation during the COVID pandemic have deepened this long-existing desire for escapism. Fantasies about alternative worlds or magical powers become all the more attractive when travel becomes impossible and even the local theater has to close its doors. This seminar will explore our fascination with imaginary places and with…

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare – SOLD OUT

February 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Ray Dooley, Professor of Dramatic Art and Actor, PlayMakers Repertory Company A classic story of loyalty, politics, murder and intrigue with some of the greatest oratory ever written Shakespeare’s cautionary tale about the dangers of upending democracy. —Penguin Random House A gripping historical drama, Julius Caesar contains some of Shakespeare’s most memorable lines and is ranked as…

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The Biden Administration & Healthcare Reform

February 17, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

featuring Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair of Social Medicine and Professor of Health Policy and Management   Join us this semester as we bring Humanities in Action online! This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that speak to challenges we face in America today, or subjects that are difficult to discuss in a heated political environment. Each lecture will be accompanied by a question and answer session…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Charlene Regester on Dorothy Dandridge

February 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Charlene Regester, Associate Professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, and Dorothy Dandridge   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at…

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World War II in the Pacific

February 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

A Distinguished Scholar Webinar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg The struggle to defeat the Nazis in Europe often dominates historical discussions of the Second World War, but the overlapping war in Asia and the Pacific produced equally horrific human and economic losses. More than 20,000,000 people died in China, and many millions more perished across Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan. The economic disruptions also produced long-term hardships that affected postwar political transitions. This seminar will examine why Japan launched its Asian…

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

February 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 2, 2021

$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature The first literary addiction memoir Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory, and imagination....it paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and anticipated psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious. —Penguin Random House Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and…

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The History of Jim Crow Laws in North Carolina

February 24, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

featuring Richard Paschal, Attorney, Schwartz and Shaw, PLLC   Join us this semester as we bring Humanities in Action online! This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that speak to challenges we face in America today, or subjects that are difficult to discuss in a heated political environment. Each lecture will be accompanied by a question and answer session with the presenter. Please be sure to verify…

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Brown Bag German Language Lunch

February 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion.…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Matt Andrews on Muhammad Ali

February 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Matt Andrews, Teaching Associate Professor of History, and Muhammad Ali   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs…

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March 2021

Brown Bag French Language Lunch

March 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring Hannelore Jarausch, Teaching Professor Emerita, UNC Romance Studies Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our…

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 2, 2021

$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature The first literary addiction memoir Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory, and imagination....it paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and anticipated psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious. —Penguin Random House Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Kathleen DuVal on Manteo

March 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Kathleen DuVal, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of History, and Manteo   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00…

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The Global Challenge of Religious Freedom

March 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Although religious freedom is widely touted as a fundamental human right, debates churn on about what it ought to look like, how it should be achieved, and what its limitations should be. This seminar will examine religious freedom within a global context, teasing out some of the challenges that complicate the quest for this ideal. How does the policing of religion intersect with culture, race, and nationalism? What does it mean for a state to be truly secular, and is…

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The Global Challenge of Religious Freedom

March 6, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Although religious freedom is widely touted as a fundamental human right, debates churn on about what it ought to look like, how it should be achieved, and what its limitations should be. This seminar will examine religious freedom within a global context, teasing out some of the challenges that complicate the quest for this ideal. How does the policing of religion intersect with culture, race, and nationalism? What does it mean for a state to be truly secular, and is…

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The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

March 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25

featuring Chloe M. Hill, Teaching Assistant Professor of Portuguese The devastating final work by Brazil's greatest modern writer Every page vibrates with feeling. It’s not enough to say that Lispector bends language or uses words in new ways. Plenty of modernists do that. No one else writes prose this rich. —National Public Radio Clarice Lispector is the premier Latin American woman prose writer of this century. She is studied by the scholars, but has never managed to reach the reading…

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Gig Economies and Radical Political Movements

March 10, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

featuring Margaret Foster, Post-doctoral Research Associate in Political Science   Join us this semester as we bring Humanities in Action online! This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that speak to challenges we face in America today, or subjects that are difficult to discuss in a heated political environment. Each lecture will be accompanied by a question and answer session with the presenter. Please be sure to…

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The New American Populocracy: How the Rise of Populist Attitudes Threatens Our Democracy

March 17, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

featuring Ashley Anderson, Assistant Professor of Political Science   ***If you signed up for a HUMANITIES IN ACTION SEASON PASS, this event is included as a bonus lecture.***   Join us this semester as we bring Humanities in Action online! This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that speak to challenges we face in America today, or subjects that are difficult to discuss in a heated political…

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The Nature of Things by Lucretius – SOLD OUT

March 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 30, 2021

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring James J. O'Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics The epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature. Lost for more than a thousand years, its return to circulation in 1417 reintroduced dangerous ideas about the nature…

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Brown Bag German Language Lunch

March 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for…

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What Can Humans Learn from Animals?

March 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until March 26, 2021

Human societies have long used non-human animals for economic purposes, food supplies, transportation, sports, religious rituals, and even protection. Human beings are thus always connected to animals, as we also know from the complex relationships that bind people to the dogs, cats, and other pets with whom they share their lives. The study of animals and the defense of animal rights have altered our understanding of these fellow sentient beings, but what can humans actually learn from animals? We’ll explore…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Victoria Rovine on the Pith Helmet

March 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Victoria Rovine, Professor of African Art History, and the Pith Helmet   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and…

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What Can Humans Learn from Animals?

March 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until March 26, 2021

Human societies have long used non-human animals for economic purposes, food supplies, transportation, sports, religious rituals, and even protection. Human beings are thus always connected to animals, as we also know from the complex relationships that bind people to the dogs, cats, and other pets with whom they share their lives. The study of animals and the defense of animal rights have altered our understanding of these fellow sentient beings, but what can humans actually learn from animals? We’ll explore…

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The Nature of Things by Lucretius – SOLD OUT

March 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 30, 2021

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring James J. O'Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics The epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature. Lost for more than a thousand years, its return to circulation in 1417 reintroduced dangerous ideas about the nature…

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**NEW DATE** Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Heidi Kim on Jade Snow Wong

March 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program has been moved to Wednesday, March 31 at noon. featuring Heidi Kim, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Jade Snow Wong   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and…

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April 2021

Brown Bag French Language Lunch

April 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on May 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm

featuring Hannelore Jarausch, Teaching Professor Emerita, UNC Romance Studies Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our…

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The Judgment and In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka – SOLD OUT

April 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 14, 2021

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literature More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity Franz Kafka’s imagination so far outstripped the forms and conventions of the literary tradition he inherited that he was forced to turn that tradition…

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Brown Bag Italian Language Lunch

April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on April 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

featuring Jennifer Mackenzie, Assistant Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Philip Gura on William Apess

April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Philip Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and William Apess   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts…

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The Judgment and In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka – SOLD OUT

April 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 14, 2021

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literature More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity Franz Kafka’s imagination so far outstripped the forms and conventions of the literary tradition he inherited that he was forced to turn that tradition…

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A Shtetl In New York? Jews from Eastern Europe and the American Immigrant Experience

April 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A virtual talk by Oskar Czendze in collaboration with Wake Technical Community College and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Wednesday, April 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm In 1905 alone, more than 350,000 Jews from different social, cultural, religious, and regional backgrounds in eastern Europe lived in the small immigrant neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side. How did they make sense of themselves in this densely populated and culturally hybrid space? How did they navigate the tension between…

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The 2021 E. Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities: What Should the Work Ethic Mean in a Twenty-First Century Capitalist Society?

April 16, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Recordings of Dr. Anderson's keynote lecture and panel discussion with UNC Faculty are available here. Click to download the 2021 Adams Symposium Agenda Click to download the 2021 Adams Symposium Speaker Bios   The fourth symposium in honor of distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919-2003) will feature 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 Professor Anderson’s writings explore how…

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Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael S. Roth – SOLD OUT

April 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities Winner of the 2016 Frederic W. Ness Book Award sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities An elegant and informative survey of the work of important thinkers. —Inside Higher Ed High school counselors ask students their career goals when they guide their college choices. In…

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Empathy or Complicity? Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights

April 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A virtual talk by Dr. Josh Parshall in collaboration with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm The history of Jews in the American South is distinguished in part by the region’s particular history of anti-Black racism and segregation, but southern Jews’ varied responses to systems of segregation, discrimination, and exploitation defy easy characterization. While scholarly histories and popular memory often portray southern Jews as empathetic toward African…

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Brown Bag German Language Lunch

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion.…

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Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael S. Roth – SOLD OUT

April 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 28, 2021

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities Winner of the 2016 Frederic W. Ness Book Award sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities An elegant and informative survey of the work of important thinkers. —Inside Higher Ed High school counselors ask students their career goals when they guide their college choices. In…

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The Olympic Games: Peaceful Internationalism or Nationalist Competition?

April 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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featuring Matthew Andrews, Associate Teaching Professor of History With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games set to begin in Tokyo a year later than scheduled, this seminar will explore the complex relationship between the Olympic Movement and global politics. By focusing on a handful of the more significant Olympiads, this seminar will consider the paradox of an event that was created to celebrate human commonality, while requiring athletes to compete as representatives of different nations. Join sports historian Matt Andrews as…

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The Olympic Games: Peaceful Internationalism or Nationalist Competition?

April 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until April 30, 2021

featuring Matthew Andrews, Associate Teaching Professor of History With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games set to begin in Tokyo a year later than scheduled, this seminar will explore the complex relationship between the Olympic Movement and global politics. By focusing on a handful of the more significant Olympiads, this seminar will consider the paradox of an event that was created to celebrate human commonality, while requiring athletes to compete as representatives of different nations. Join sports historian Matt Andrews as…

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May 2021

Brown Bag French Language Lunch

May 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language…

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

May 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature TIME Magazine's Best Non-fiction Book of 2018 NPR's Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 New York Public Library's Best Book of 2018 —Written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all,…

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A Celebration of Community: Black Poetry and Power

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

featuring Tyree Daye, UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and award-winning poet Crystal Simone Smith, Duke Humanities Unbounded Fellow, local poet, and founder of Backbone Press CJ Suitt, first Poet Laureate of Chapel Hill   Join us over Zoom for a celebration and exploration of Black Poetry today. Thanks to the generous support of our community, this program is FREE and open to the public—contributions are welcome! The event will include a discussion of the role and importance of verse in the…

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

May 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature TIME Magazine's Best Non-fiction Book of 2018 NPR's Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 New York Public Library's Best Book of 2018 —Written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all,…

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June 2021

English Romantic Poetry: Blake and Wordsworth

June 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Hilary Edwards Lithgow, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Some of the most powerful and pleasing poems in the English language, written in one of the greatest periods in English poetry On Wordsworth: William Wordsworth is the foremost of the English Romantic poets. He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in…

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History, Politics, and Public Life: A Conversation with William Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus

June 2, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join the CPH conversation as we celebrate Professor Leuchtenburg’s honorary degree and discuss his perspectives on his many decades of historical scholarship and public engagement. The distinguished historian William Leuchtenburg received an honorary degree of Humane Letters at this spring’s commencement at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Carolina Public Humanities is pleased to celebrate this much-deserved honor with a wide-ranging conversation in which CPH Director Lloyd Kramer will talk with Professor Leuchtenburg about his evolving work as a…

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Caribbean Connections

June 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

featuring Stephen Anderson, Professor of Music and Juan Manuel Alamo, Associate Professor of Music   Join Stephen Anderson and Juan Manuel Alamo in a demonstration of the instruments, rhythms, and styles of Latin and Caribbean jazz music!   Virtual Summer Music series Join us this summer for our virtual “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. It’s the perfect mix of education and entertainment!  These programs are virtual events and take place Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. Tuition is…

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Plato’s Republic and the Meaning of Justice

June 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

A Distinguished Scholar Webinar featuring Geoffrey Sayre-McCord Many people are raised to think that virtue is its own reward and that they ought to do the right thing because it is right, not because they hope for some reward or fear some punishment. In Plato's The Republic, Glaucon and his brother Adeimantus mount a powerful case for thinking we should reject these views. They were raised to accept them, and indeed do, but they are worried that they have no…

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The World and Music of Chopin

June 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

**We have limited seats available for a live-audience viewing of this program.  Pre-registration is required.  If you would like to attend in person at Hill Hall, please email us at human@unc.edu or call our office at 919-962-1544.  Due to UNC Policies, face masks are required throughout the program.  ** featuring Robert Buxton, Lecturer in Piano, Department of Music Frédéric François Chopin set the bar for all pianist composers of the Romantic era. His etudes, waltzes, and other compositions are familiar…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: David Pfennig and Mary Anning

June 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring David Pfennig, Professor of Biology, and Mary Anning   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45-60…

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Art, Monuments, and Power in Native American Cultures Before 1500

June 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Dialogues webinar Ruling elites have always wanted to show their power through monuments and artworks that celebrate their grandeur and exalted status. This Dialogues seminar examines the linkage between power and monumental art in the societies that flourished long before 1500 C.E. in places that are now within the southeastern United States and Mexico. How did the powerful rulers in these societies proclaim their power through the buildings, landscapes, sculptures, and artistic rituals that they commissioned across the territories…

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

June 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Her most maturely written novel, showing a refinement of literary conception —A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Persuasion is, above all, a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. —Thomas Nelson Publishers —Jane Austen's last completed novel and her most optimistic and romantic work, Persuasion gives full…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Annegret Fauser and Aaron Copland

June 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Annegret Fauser, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music and Adjunct Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Aaron Copland   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about…

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Ella Baker, Barack Obama, and the Long Struggle for Equal Rights

June 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

In collaboration with the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History   A Dialogues webinar In Celebration of Juneteenth African American communities have long gathered for Juneteenth celebrations that commemorate the abolition of slavery, but these celebrations have also shown how the struggle for equal rights continues in our own time. This struggle has depended on millions of unsung people, but it has also advanced through the vision of exceptional leaders. This Dialogues seminar offers the insights of…

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

June 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 22, 2021

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Her most maturely written novel, showing a refinement of literary conception —A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Persuasion is, above all, a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. —Thomas Nelson Publishers —Jane Austen's last completed novel and her most optimistic and romantic work, Persuasion gives full…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Daniel Cobb and D’Arcy McNickle

June 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

featuring Daniel Cobb, Professor of American Studies, and D'Arcy McNickle   Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately…

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Conceptions of Time from the Big Bang to Daylight Saving

June 26, 2021 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

**Now offering limited seating to attend this program in person!  See details below.** An Adventures in Ideas "hybrid" seminar The meanings and limits of human lives are entangled in the passage of time. We mark the days and years of our lives with familiar numbers on clocks and calendars, but human conceptions of time have always gone far beyond the dates on a calendar. This seminar thus examines how time has been defined and experienced through the cultural frames of…

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September 2021

Visions of Venice in Art and Literature at the Ackland – SOLD OUT

September 9, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

*This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email the Ackland staff at ackland@email.unc.edu. In collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum Join us in reading (or rereading!) Italo Calvino’s 1972 classic novel Invisible Cities, which features a fictional Marco Polo describing fascinating vignettes of his travels to an aged Kublai Khan. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring James McNeill Whistler’s captivating 1879 etchings of Venice, on view June 18-September 12 in…

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Lunch with Friends & Strangers: Katherine Turk & Mary Jean Collins

September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

featuring Katherine Turk, Associate Professor of History & Adjunct Associate Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and Feminist Activist, Mary Jean Collins Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about…

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Lunch with Friends & Strangers: David Garcia & Arsenio Rodriguez

September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

featuring David Garcia, Professor and Chair of the Music Department and musician Arsenio Rodriguez Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon…

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A Material Meditation on Home: The Sukkah as Jewish Vernacular Architecture

September 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A virtual presentation, free and open to the public, by Dr. Gabrielle Berlinger (Department of American Studies, UNC Chapel Hill).  How can an ancient religious ritual convey current social and political needs? For Dr. Gabrielle Berlinger (American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill), this question emerged from eight years (2007-2015) of documentation of Sukkot, the Jewish festival that annually commemorates the Israelites’ Biblical journey through the Sinai Desert to the Promised Land. In this talk, Dr. Berlinger explores the holiday’s central rite of…

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Lunch with Friends & Strangers: Matt Andrews & Babe Ruth

September 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

Featuring Matt Andrews, Teaching Associate Professor of History and Babe Ruth Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately…

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

September 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Eliza Rose, Assistant Professor of Central European Studies   Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature —A winding, imaginative, genre-defying story. Part murder mystery, part fairy tale, Drive Your Plow is a thrilling philosophical examination of the ways in which some living creatures are privileged above others. —TIME —Drive Your Plow is exhilarating in a way that feels fierce and private, almost inarticulable; it’s one of the most existentially refreshing…

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October 2021

Lunch with Friends & Strangers: Charlene Regester and Hazel Scott

October 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

Featuring Charlene Regester, Associate Professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies and singer, musician, and actor Hazel Scott Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each…

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Lunch with Friends & Strangers: Cemil Aydin and Kemal Atatürk

October 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

featuring Cemil Aydin, Professor of History and Turkish Statesman, Kemal Atatürk Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45-60…

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Lunch with Friends & Strangers: Gabrielle Calvocoressi & Nikky Finney

October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Featuring Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Walker Percy Fellow, & Poet Nikky Finney Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch…

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Skills of the “Unskilled”: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants

October 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A virtual lecture by Dr. Jaqueline Hagan (Department of Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill), free and open to the public, in collaboration with Pitt Community College. Most labor and migration studies classify migrants with limited formal education or credentials as “unskilled.” Despite the value of migrants' work experiences and the substantial technical and interpersonal skills developed throughout their lives, the labor-market contributions of these migrants are often overlooked and their mobility pathways poorly understood. In this talk, drawing on her book…

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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

October 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring I. Jonathan Kief, Assistant Professor of Korean Studies   The bestselling novel that triggered a fierce sexism battle in South Korea —A global sensation, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 has become both a touchstone for a conversation around feminism and gender and a lightning rod for anti-feminists who view the book as inciting misandry. —The Guardian —This novel is about the banality of the evil that is systemic misogyny....Jiyoung, like Gregor…

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Lunch with Friends & Strangers: Robert Buxton, William Grant Still & Florence Price

October 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

Featuring Robert Buxton, Lecturer, Department of Music, and Composers William Grant Still & Florence Price Meet a friend and a stranger over lunch! Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon…

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November 2021

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

November 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2021

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring I. Jonathan Kief, Assistant Professor of Korean Studies   The bestselling novel that triggered a fierce sexism battle in South Korea —A global sensation, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 has become both a touchstone for a conversation around feminism and gender and a lightning rod for anti-feminists who view the book as inciting misandry. —The Guardian —This novel is about the banality of the evil that is systemic misogyny....Jiyoung, like Gregor…

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February 2022

Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China by Xiaolu Guo

February 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 8, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography —Nine Continents presents a fascinating portrait of China in the 80s and 90s, how the Cultural Revolution shaped families, and how the country's economic ambitions gave rise to great change. —Audible.com —Guo is a bolder, angrier and more ambitious figure than her forebears. —The Times (UK) —Vivid—and funny....Nine Continents shows…

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Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China by Xiaolu Guo

February 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 8, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography —Nine Continents presents a fascinating portrait of China in the 80s and 90s, how the Cultural Revolution shaped families, and how the country's economic ambitions gave rise to great change. —Audible.com —Guo is a bolder, angrier and more ambitious figure than her forebears. —The Times (UK) —Vivid—and funny....Nine Continents shows…

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NO FEAR: The Extraordinary Life & Talent of Nina Simone | Thurs. Feb. 17 (6-7:15 pm) via Zoom

February 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A FREE virtual program as part of Carolina K-12’s William Friday Virtual Education Initiative “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me:  no fear.” Prodigy. Pianist. Songwriter. Singer. Activist. Nina Simone. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina on February 21st, 1933, Nina Simone is an icon of American music and one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. Her activism during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s earned her the title of “Singer of the…

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March 2022

Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee

March 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 15, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Lauren Jarvis, Assistant Professor of History   A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee —Waiting for the Barbarians, J. M. Coetzee’s third novel, which won the James Tate Black Memorial Prize, is an allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed. —Penguin Books —"J.M. Coetzee’s vison goes to the nerve-center of being. What he finds there is more than most people will ever know about themselves, and he conveys…

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Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee

March 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 15, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Lauren Jarvis, Assistant Professor of History   A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee —Waiting for the Barbarians, J. M. Coetzee’s third novel, which won the James Tate Black Memorial Prize, is an allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed. —Penguin Books —"J.M. Coetzee’s vison goes to the nerve-center of being. What he finds there is more than most people will ever know about themselves, and he conveys…

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May 2022

Poems by W. B. Yeats

May 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Hilary Edwards Lithgow, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The first Irish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature —W. B. Yeats was not only Ireland's greatest poet but one of the most influential voices in world literature in the twentieth century. His extraordinary work, in the words of Seamus Heaney, encourages us "to be more resolutely and abundantly alive, whatever the conditions." —Faber & Faber…

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June 2022

Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante

June 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 28, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Henry Veggian, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Winner of the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award —A deeply affecting tale of childhood disenchantment, Arturo's Island is a work of stunning emotional force by one of modern Italian literature's foremost writers. —Amazon.com —By turns devastating and otherworldly, Morante's novel is a classic, and Goldstein's new translation should return to it the attention it deserves. —Kirkus Reviews —The characters…

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Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante

June 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 28, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Henry Veggian, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Winner of the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award —A deeply affecting tale of childhood disenchantment, Arturo's Island is a work of stunning emotional force by one of modern Italian literature's foremost writers. —Amazon.com —By turns devastating and otherworldly, Morante's novel is a classic, and Goldstein's new translation should return to it the attention it deserves. —Kirkus Reviews —The characters…

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October 2022

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

October 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Joseph Fletcher, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   One of the best-known and best-loved poems in the English language —Coleridge is a master of mellifluous poetic phrasing—hypnotic and incantatory—and uses it deftly to weave a spellbinding tale of sin and redemption.—Audible.com —One of the great narrative poems in English, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is admired for its fluid meter and masterly structure, accurate observation…

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The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan

October 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 1, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Eliza Rose, Assistant Professor and Laszlo Birinyi Sr Fellow in Central European Studies   Winner of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2022 Literature Award —If every war needs its master chronicler, Ukraine has Serhiy Zhadan, one of Europe’s most promising novelists. Written with a raw intensity, this is a deeply personal account of violence that will be remembered as the definitive novel of the war in Ukraine.—Yale…

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November 2022

The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan

November 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 1, 2022

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom** featuring Eliza Rose, Assistant Professor and Laszlo Birinyi Sr Fellow in Central European Studies   Winner of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2022 Literature Award —If every war needs its master chronicler, Ukraine has Serhiy Zhadan, one of Europe’s most promising novelists. Written with a raw intensity, this is a deeply personal account of violence that will be remembered as the definitive novel of the war in Ukraine.—Yale…

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