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Araujo explores ‘Slavery as History and Memory’ in 2023 Reckford Lecture

Ana Lucia Araujo at the lectern in the University Room to a full room. A projection slide shows movie posters including Lincoln, 12 Years a Slave, and more.

In her talk, Araujo described the perceived differences of history and memory, the way they intersect, and the implications for historians. “History and memory are, at the end of the day, two different modes of discourse that engage the past in different ways,” said Araujo.



IAH launches new Summer International Collaborative Research Grant

A world globe through a window.

A new IAH grant gives associate professors an opportunity to conduct research abroad and develop international partnerships.



A ‘Conversation’ with Alan Shapiro (FFP ’99, ’09)

Alan Shapiro smiling in a library

All morning as we talk inside the room  around the table, our bodies are aswarm  with light and shade, our voices like a web  hung in the air between us, stitching  and unstitching in the telling and the hearing,  the taking issue with, concord and discord,  every one of us around the table     To writer Alan Shapiro, the Faculty Fellowship experience is an opportunity that brings people together from different disci … Read more



Announcing the 2023 Schwab Academic Excellence Award winners

The Hyde Hall courtyard, with a view to the fountain, in spring.

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the 21 recipients of the 2023 Schwab Academic Excellence Awards. The award recognizes one faculty member from each College of Arts and Sciences department in the arts, humanities, and qualitative social sciences.



Inger Brodey (FFP ’11) receives NEH grant for ‘Jane Austen’s Desk’

An illustration of Jane Austen’s writing room for the project “Jane Austen’s Desk,” which is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Former Faculty Fellow Inger Brodey and an interdisciplinary team work to create an immersive web environment designed to bring Jane Austen’s writing room — and her world — to life.



Howard University’s Ana Lucia Araujo to deliver 2023 Reckford Lecture

Ana Lucia Araujo

Howard University professor Ana Lucia Araujo will deliver the 2023 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Feb. 23 with a presentation titled “Slavery as History and Memory.”



Kenneth Janken receives George Johnson Prize, recognition for distinguished achievement

Kenneth Janken, Professor, African, African American and Diaspora Studies. George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow.

Kenneth Janken, professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, is the 2022 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow.



Q&A with Friday Award Recipients Uredo Agada and Lyneise Williams

Lyneise Williams and Uredo Agada smile in separate headshots.

Art and art history associate professor Lynise Williams and sophomore Uredo Agada are a recent faculty-student pairing who benefited from the William C. Friday Arts and Humanities Research Award.



Hyde Hall at 20

The cupola on the roof above the Fellows Room, surrounded by fall leaves. An owl weathervane sits on top.

Hyde Hall opened in 2002 to be the new home of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.



Q&A with advisory board member Philip Charles-Pierre

Advisory board member Philip Charles-Pierre ’95 shares how his time at Carolina and the arts and humanities have shaped his life and why he supports the IAH.



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