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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.

Spring 2020

How the World Changed in 1940: Nazi Expansion and the Global Crisis of World War II | February 1 **SOLD OUT**

The Great Cities of Eastern Europe: Prague and St. Petersburg ~ A Dialogues Seminar | February 8

Great Journeys in World History and the Travelers Who Described Them | February 15

Archaeology & Ancient Societies: New Perspectives from Egypt and the Native American South ~ A Dialogues Seminar | February 22

Heaven and Hell: Ancient Ideas about the Afterlife | February 28-29 **SOLD OUT**

The Power and Allure of Dictators | March 28

Places of My Past: Historical and Contemporary Stories of Rediscovering One’s Roots ~ A Dialogues Seminar | April 4

Beethoven@250 | May 2

If an event is marked sold out, email with your First & Last Name, Email address, & phone number



*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 or contact us by phone at (919) 962-1544.