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

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

Summer 2019

What If? Learning from Reimagined Pasts in Science and Literature | June 1 *Due to unforseen circumstances, this seminar has been cancelled*

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.