Professor Andy Perrin Announced as New IAH Director

Professor Andrew J. Perrin has been named the next director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, effective July 1. He will succeed Mark Katz, who completes his IAH term at the end of the spring 2019 semester. Perrin is a professor of sociology and special assistant to the provost and dean for accreditation and curricular innovation. He has been a member of the Carolina faculty since 2001. Perrin has deep exp … Continued

Announcing the Schwab Academic Excellence Award Winners

College of Arts and Sciences

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has announced the winners of this year’s Schwab Academic Excellence Awards. The $3,000 prize recognizes one faculty member in each College of Arts and Sciences department across the arts, humanities and qualitative sciences. Department chairs nominate faculty for the award. Awardees may use the funds to advance their teaching or scholarship. Former IAH Advisory Board Chair Ju … Continued

Survey: IAH Director Finalist Feedback

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The UNC College of Arts and Sciences has conducted a national search for the next director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Professor Mark Katz, who has directed the Institute for the Arts and Humanities since 2014, will complete his term on June 30, 2019. Professors Carl Ernst (Religious Studies) and Beth Grabowski (Art and Art History) will be co-chairing the search committee that will review candidate … Continued

Call for Applications: Director, New Faculty Program

The IAH New Faculty Program is designed for faculty in the 1st to 3rd year at Carolina and open to all faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, not only those in the arts and humanities. It is also open to all faculty ranks –assistant, associate, and fixed-term faculty. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities invites former faculty and ALP fellows who are currently tenured members of the faculty in the College … Continued

Professor of History Dr. Lloyd Kramer is awarded the 2018 Johnson Prize

  Dr. Lloyd Kramer, Director of Carolina Public Humanities and Professor in the Department of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, is the 2018 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow. Presented by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, where Kramer served as Associate Director from 1992 to 2002, the Johnson Prize is a lifetime achievement award. “It was 1986 when Lloyd … Continued

University Research Week Spotlight: Dr. Meenu Tewari

Meenu Tewari, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

University Research Week, Nov. 5-9, 2018, is led by the UNC Office for Undergraduate Research. The semi-annual, campus-wide event is designed to improve awareness of what it means to be a research university, align the University’s missions of producing world-class research and providing a world-class undergraduate education, and promote opportunities for students to discover and engage in research and scholarship. A … Continued

A Conversation: Toni Blackman, Hip-Hop Ambassador

A Conversation: Toni Blackman

  Toni Blackman enters a full University Room in Hyde Hall quietly and gracefully. She smiles at everyone, nods, and then ends her silence by grabbing a microphone and making her entrance with a few profound words. “See, I rock the mic as he did. I spit rhymes as he did. I bore hip hip as he did,” says Blackman. “But, I am an invisible woman.” Blackman is a hip-hop ambassador, a title that is backed up by the U. … Continued

Franklin Street Entrance to Hyde Hall Closed Oct.15- Nov.13

Hyde Hall Blueprint

Due to construction, the Hyde Hall entrance from Franklin Street will be closed from Oct. 15 – Nov. 13, 2018. Visitors to Hyde Hall can still enter via the campus-side entrance near Hill Hall.

Crazy Rich Asians: Screening and Panel Discussion

Crazy Rich Asians

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has a history of partnering with Carolina Public Humanities, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences that offers engaging and innovative public seminars and lectures throughout the year. This Wednesday, the two collaborated again, this time with help from Carolina Asia Center, and the Phillips Ambassadors for the film Crazy Rich Asians.  With a $10 ticket, attendees could … Continued

Silent Sam and the IAH’s Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

To the IAH Community, For the first time in 105 years, classes started at Carolina without Silent Sam standing watch over McCorkle Place. We want to say a few words about Silent Sam, but more importantly, we want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to Carolina’s faculty during this difficult time. The mission of the Institute is to empower faculty to achieve their full potential by creating community … Continued