Carolina Public Humanities offers two 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.

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

Spring 2019

The Versailles Treaty and Its Legacies | April 6

Cities of Cinema: Hollywood and Bollywood | April 27

The Battle of Normandy and the End of World War II: Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day | May 4 *Sold Out: Email human@unc.edu with your name, number of seats requested, and a phone number to be added to the wait list.*

Summer 2019

What If? Learning from Reimagined Pasts in Science and Literature | June 1

Spies and Deception: The History of Espionage in the United States | June 8

New Media, the Newspaper Crisis, and the Future of Democracy | June 15

Singapore & Chicago: Modern Global Cities in Social Transition | June 22

Authoritarian Populism and Endangered Democracies | June 29

Pillars of Antiquity: Space and Time in Egypt, Greece, and Rome | July 13

 

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*If a seminar is marked “sold out,” we urge you to sign up for the waiting list as a place may become available. Also, if there is a significant demand, we may repeat the seminar and you will have the opportunity to register first. To be placed on a waiting list for a sold out seminar, please send an email with your name(s), address, and daytime phone number to human@unc.edu or contact us by phone at (919) 962-1544.