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.

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Fall 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral and French Culture: The Meaning of a National Monument | September 14

International Trade and Cultural Exchange from the Renaissance to Today | October 5

The Atomic Bomb and the End of the Second World War | October 19 *This event is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, email human@unc.edu with your First & Last Name, Email address, & phone number.*

Four Great Controversies in Early Christianity: An Encore Presentation | November 1-2 **This event is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, email human@unc.edu with your First & Last Name, Email address, & phone number.*

The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 30 Years Later | November 9

The Postwar Boom: American Musicals of the 1950s | November 16

Passion, Politics, and Art in 20th Century Mexico | November 23

 

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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.