John McGowan

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.

Andrew Perrin

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 Humanitie … 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.

The Old Well as seen in the afternoon sunlight on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  March 29, 2016 (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

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 funded by a $25,000 National Endowment for the Humanities planning grant and matched by UNC.