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This spring Carolina Public Humanities offers three types of weekend seminars:

These half-day seminars feature two scholars whose presentations lead into a dialogic conversation on a relevant cultural or historical subject. A meal is not included with this series.

Each all-day Adventures in Ideas seminar features three talks by a distinguished scholar who provides an in-depth exploration of a specific topic. An optional lunch is available.


Carolina Public Humanities offers three types of weekend seminars: Adventures in Ideas and Dialogues.

Adventures in Ideas is our flagship program. We have hosted over 850 seminars since 1979, educating and entertaining over 55,000 participants. These sessions feature in-depth explorations of topics drawing on the latest scholarship and the most dynamic faculty from UNC and other area institutions. Built around a single topic, theme, approach, or sometimes purposely eclectic, these seminars help us appreciate the depth and interwoven nature of knowledge.

Dialogues are half-day programs that put two scholars in conversation with each other on a related topic.

SPEAKER and SALON series
This new half-day series features a mid-morning lecture followed by facilitated table discussions over lunch.

For information about UNC GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

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