The IAH awards John McGowan the Johnson Prize

John McGowan is the 2016 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellow.

IAH Podcast | Mariska Leunissen, Associate Professor, Philosophy

We talked to Faculty Fellow Mariska Leunissen after she completed her fellowship Spring 2016. Leunissen discusses her unique perspective on the philosophy of Aristotle, especially his foundational text on biology. she provides insight on how we can apply his work to our modern lives. She examines his morally reprehensible views in the context of the time. “I don’t want to necessarily better his picture, but I do want … Continued

Andrew Perrin | Professor, Sociology

How does one quantify humanities education on democracy? This is the task before Andrew Perrin, Professor of Sociology. Perrin is a Faculty Fellow (2007) and Academic Leadership Fellow (2010). He just finished a Faculty Fellowship in Spring 2016, where he researched humanities education and its impact on citizenship.

IAH welcomes 2016-2017 Faculty Fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 cohort of Faculty Fellows.  The Faculty Fellows Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to work on interdisciplinary scholarly projects. Fellows also gather weekly around a meal to discuss their projects and professional development goals under the guidance of Michele Tracy Berger, Associate Profes … Continued

NEH Summer Stipends 2017

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals working full-time on a humanities project at any stage of development by providing funding for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges and universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a summer stipend.

UNC wins grant as part of $1.65 million NEH Next Generation PhD initiative

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of 28 universities taking part in a major national initiative to transform graduate education in the humanities. Institute for the Arts and Humanities Director Mark Katz worked with colleagues from across the university to propose “Re-envisioning the Humanities PhD,” a year-long campus-wide conversation on graduate education in the humanities, which will be funde … Continued

IAH Podcast | Mai Nguyen, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning

City and Regional Planning Associate Professor Mai Nguyen is the New Faculty Program Director at the IAH, effective July 1. She succeeds Associate Professor of Religious Studies Todd Rámon Ochoa, who served in the position for 3 years.

Former ALP Director Kim Strom-Gottfried joins Chancellor Folt’s cabinet

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt announced today that Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried will serve as the director, ethics and policy management, effective Aug. 1. Strom-Gottfried is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice in the School of Social Work. She recently completed her 8 years as Academic Leadership Program Director at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

IAH Podcast | Kathleen DuVal, History Professor

UNC History Professor and Faculty Fellow Kathleen DuVal discusses teaching and her book “Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution.”

Former Chancellor Moeser to Serve as Acting Director of IAH, Mark Katz on Research Leave

James Moeser, chancellor emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed acting director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities for academic year 2016-17 while current IAH Director Mark Katz begins a research leave. The change takes effect July 1.