Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will deliver the 2017 Weil Lecture

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will deliver the 2017 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Barber is pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro. He has served as president of the North Carolina National Association for the Advanc … Continued



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Q&A: How studying the humanities at Carolina shaped a politician’s life

At 24, Cannon is the youngest of three openly gay lawmakers in the Georgia House, representing the 58th District in east urban Atlanta. The black millennial Democrat identifies as “queer,” a term that can represent gay, lesbian, asexual, intersex and transgender people, among others. On Nov. 17, Cannon returned to Chapel Hill for a public exchange with her former professors Michele Berger, women’s and gender studies, … Continued



IAH Director Mark Katz talks with UNC System President Margaret Spellings

It was not all policy for Mark Katz, director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, when he met with new UNC System president Margaret Spellings on Tuesday, March 22, as part of the president’s tour of UNC schools. At a gathering in the 1789 Venture Lab in downtown Chapel Hill, Katz first described how, as a music professor, the idea of creating the Beat Making Lab came from teaching a course on arts entrepre … Continued



Former U.S. Congressman, author Barney Frank to Discuss ‘Downsizing our Global Ambition’ for the 2015 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship

Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank will deliver the 2015 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, hosted by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina. The free public talk, “Indispensability Abroad vs Effective Democratic Governance at Home,” will take place on September 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Carroll Hall Auditorium, located at 114 East … Continued



Institute for the Arts and Humanities Presents: Food and the Humanities

Join us for mealtime conversations with UNC Humanities faculty on topics related to the new pan-university research theme: “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives.”  All events will be held in the University Room of Hyde Hall–free of charge–and open to faculty, staff, and students.  Advance registration is required for some events.  See details below. Carolina Tasting Salon – Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4:00 … Continued



Difficult Conversations continues

Last month, faculty from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gathered for the inauguration of the Difficult Conversations series.



International Hip-Hop Artists Converge on Chapel Hill

During the week of April 13–17, professional hip-hop artists from Africa, Asia, and Europe will be in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



UNC’s year-long World War I commemoration launches in August

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill marks the centenary of World War I during 2014-15 with a yearlong, interdisciplinary “conversation” among faculty, students and the community examining the war’s legacy and impact.



New UNC faculty members share highlights of their work

13 College of Arts and Sciences faculty members shared glimpses of their scholarship at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ 2014 New Faculty Microtalks.



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