Announcing the 2018-2019 IAH Academic Leadership Fellows

Academic Leadership Program

The Institute is thrilled to welcome the 2018-2019 cohort of Academic Leadership Program Fellows. The Academic Leadership Program (ALP) helps prepare and support current and emerging academic leaders. Fellows are selected annually to engage in a series of activities to help them develop leadership skills, clarify their career commitments, build a leadership network within the campus, and extend their contacts to othe … Continued

Zia Haider Rahman delivers 2018 Reckford Lecture in European Studies

Zia Haider Rahman will deliver the Reckford Lecture in 2018

Zia Haider Rahman, author of the highly acclaimed novel In the Light of What We Know, will deliver the lecture entitled “Brexit: The Reckoning.” The event will be held at Hyde Hall on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

Timothy Marr named Faculty Fellowship Program Director

Tim Marr, Faculty Fellowship Program Director

Marr, Distinguished Term Associate Professor (American Studies), begins serving in this new role July 1. He succeeds Associate Professor Michele Berger (Women’s and Gender Studies), who has served in the role for five years.

Hyde Hall closed Feb. 26-27

Hyde Hall autumn

The staff at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities will be immersed in training. Hyde Hall will be closed Monday, February 26 and Tuesday February 27. The building will re-open Wednesday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m., resuming normal operations.

Institute grants 21 Schwab Academic Excellence Awards in 2018

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities proudly announces the 21 winners of the 2018 Schwab Academic Excellence Awards. The $3,000 prize recognizes faculty in each College of Arts and Sciences department across the arts, humanities and qualitative sciences. Department chairs nominate faculty for the award. Nineteen individual faculty members received the honor. Additionally, two academic departments are using the f … Continued

Humanities Happy Hour brings Fellows to the public

Backbar at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill

A collaborative program of events shared by Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the series brings the work of scholars from the IAH’s Faculty Fellowship Program to members of the community.

Call for Applications: Faculty Fellows Program Director

Michele Berger, Faculty Fellowship Program Director talks with a Fellow at Hyde Hall's Fellows Room.

Faculty fellows who are currently tenured members of the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply for the position. The Director of the Faculty Fellows Program receives $10,000 in research funds.

Rev. William J. Barber II discusses the morality of citizenship in 2017 Weil Lecture

Rev. Dr. William J Barber II delivers the 2017 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, emphasizing moral responsibility. (lecture video included)

Patricia Matthew on the work of inclusion and equity

Patricia Matthew

Patricia Matthew, Associate Professor of English at Montclair State University, delivered a talk at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in Hyde Hall about the necessity for deep investment in equity and inclusion as part of all university ecosystems. “I don’t know a time in any field when race and gender didn’t matter,” said Matthew, to a University Room full of more than 80 people on Sept. 19, comprising mostl … Continued

Charles Frazier (’73) and T Bone Burnett discuss their Cold Mountain work

Cold Mountain Collaboration Event - Charles Frazier, T Bone Burnett, Mark Katz

How does collaboration begin?” asks IAH Director Mark Katz, who started the conversation at Moeser Auditorium on Sept. 29. I thank the late Anthony Minghella,” author Charles Frazier says of the director of the film adaptation of his first novel Cold Mountain. “Most writers spend their days in their underwear.” So it began the irreverent beginning of a collaboration on music and words transposed for film. Music produ … Continued