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**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will be required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**

Welcome back to in-person Weekend Seminars in Fall 2021!

Of the five (5) Adventures in Ideas seminars we have planned for this fall, all will be held in person, and the Sept 25 and Oct 9 seminars will also offer a virtual viewing option for those who prefer to participate form the comfort of home. Tuition for each Adventures in Ideas seminar is $125 to attend in person, with an optional lunch for $15. The virtual viewing option on Sept 25 and Oct 9 will be $75 per seminar. 

The one (1) Dialogues seminar on Oct 30 will likewise have both in-person and virtual viewing options. Tuition for the Dialogues seminar is $65 to attend in person or $50 to view virtually.

In-person participants: You will receive an information packet in the mail 1-2 weeks before the seminar, including directions to the venue and a reading list.

Virtual participants: We will email you the information packet 1 week before the seminar. The Zoom link will be sent to you the Friday afternoon before the seminar. If you have not received the Zoom link by 3pm on Friday, please contact us so we can resend it.


For a more detailed schedule and description of each seminar, simply click on the titles below.


Fall 2021

Adventures in Ideas seminars

The German Invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II | Saturday, September 25

The Book of Revelation | Saturday, October 9

The New Politics of the 21st Century | Saturday, October 16

Europe Today: The Old World in a New Era | Saturday, November 13

Beethoven @ 250 | Saturday, December 4

Dialogues seminars

Alexander and Catherine: “Greats” and Their Empires | Saturday, October 30



Online registration closes at noon the day before the seminar. After this time, please call our office at (919) 962-1544 to inquire about last-minute registration.


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

Adventures in Ideas is our flagship program. These one- or two-day programs 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. Seminars typically include three or more lectures, a panel discussion, and an optional reception and meal. Seminars might also include access to campus events related to the program theme, such as plays, art exhibits, musical performances, etc.

Dialogues are half-day programs that feature two presentations and a more condensed schedule for those who want to learn about a topic in depth but may not have time for an Adventures in Ideas seminar.

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

For information about our cancellation policy, discounts, and more, please visit our General Information page.