Author Archives: Melissa Clay
The IAH hosts an Open House and Fellows Market on Thursday, March 30, to celebrate the work of Faculty Fellows and Academic Leadership Program Fellows at Hyde Hall. Previously called the Book Launch, the Fellows Market includes not only recently published books (Jan. 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017), but also art displays, performance videos, and digital demonstrations.
Bard College President and American Symphony Orchestra Conductor Leon Botstein will deliver the 23rd Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies in Graham Memorial on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. “I am surprised and grateful to be invited to … Continued
Jina Valentine is concerned with how art can inspire discussion. Valentine, UNC Assistant Professor of Art, discusses The Black Lunch Table, a collaboration with Heather Hart, a fellow artist based in New York. Black Lunch Table is a work of … Continued
A current Faculty Fellow, Geography Department Assistant Professor Christian Lentz has been using his time away from teaching to concentrate on his book manuscript. He describes the project as “a story of territory as it is experienced and constructed in the Vietnamese revolution when they were fighting for independence from the French in the 1940s and ’50s.”
Elizabeth Engelhardt is looking closely at the history and culture of boarding houses in the U.S. South. “There is a surprising number of stories of people re-inventing themselves, passing their gender, passing their race,” she reports. Engelhardt’s research during her current Faculty Fellowship Program begins not by defining the boarding house, but using research to tell their stories.
Todd Ochoa is an anthropologist who focuses on religion. This semester he is teaching Introduction to Religion and Culture to 180 students as well as a graduate course, Religion in Postcolonial Americas. Ochoa explains that Religious Studies is not the … Continued
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities and Honors Carolina—with the generous support of the William C. Friday Leadership Fund—are proud to offer an exciting new opportunity for Honors Carolina students to assist IAH Fellows in their current research projects. Five research apprenticeships will be awarded for the spring of 2017, with students receiving stipends of $2,000. In an effort to initiate and foster new collaborative partnerships, preference will be given to faculty/student pairings that have not previously worked together on funded research projects. Interdisciplinary projects are highly encouraged.