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Schwab Academic Excellence Awards recognize 21 faculty members

College of Arts and Sciences

The Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Schwab Academic Excellence Awards. The award recognizes one faculty member in each College of Arts and Sciences department in the arts, humanities, and qualitative social sciences. Department chairs nominate faculty for the award, and each winner receives a $3,000 prize. Awardees may use the funds to advance their teaching or scholarship. Former IAH Advisor … Continued



Dr. Ronald Judy will deliver 26th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies

Dr. Ronald “R.A” Judy, a professor in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver the 26th Annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies, entitled “On the Question of Beloved Community: Revisiting W. E. B. Du Bois’s Critique of the Teutonic Strongman.” The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged but not required — please click here to RSVP.   R … Continued



IAH responds to BOG settlement with increased support for race and reckoning research

Hyde Hall Door

The appalling decision by the University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors to use the UNC-Chapel Hill’s resources and name to support a pro-Confederacy organization highlights the urgent need for the University to reckon with its historical and current entanglement with racial violence. The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) promotes views that are entirely incompatible with IAH’s principles of inclusion, … Continued



Call for Applications: Director, Academic Leadership Program

Academic Leadership Program

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities invites applications to be Director of the Academic Leadership Program (ALP). The ALP Director works in conjunction with The Institute’s Senior Leadership Consultant in the support and development of each ALP cohort. The Director develops the curriculum, co-facilitates program sessions and activities, and serves as an ex-officio member of the ALP Selection Committee. Candidat … Continued



“Food for Thought” brings together alumni ALP groups

Hyde Hall Building Exterior

Come with your Academic Leadership Program (ALP) group back to Hyde Hall to enjoy a meal in the Fellows Room — where your Thursday ALP sessions took place and where your cohort was “born and raised.”  With the aim to encourage your sustained meetings and engagement as leaders on our campus, the IAH has reserved some evenings in the Fellows Room and will provide funds for your cohort to have dinner “back where it all … Continued



Between Two Bookshelves: Andy Perrin

Andy Perrin

Between Two Bookshelves is a quarterly conference call hosted by NHA that offers members a brief deep dive into Washington, D.C.-based humanities policy. This quarter, the NHA spoke with Dr. Andrew Perrin, the Ruel W. Tyson Professor of the Humanities and director of the University of North Carolina’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Dr. Perrin’s webinar is now available to stream vi … Continued



IAH offers a faculty coworking space in Hyde Hall

  Starting Friday, September 20, 2019, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities will be offering a drop-in working space for faculty in the University Room at Hyde Hall. Each Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the IAH will dedicate space to write and build community with faculty across the College with our “Faculty Write-In” sessions.  Tables and chairs will be set up for faculty to stop by at any point to work. The … Continued



The Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Founder Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Passes Away at 88

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ visionary founder, Ruel Willoughby Tyson, Jr. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lost an esteemed scholar, colleague, mentor, and friend on the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2019. Tyson was born in the Winterville Township in Pitt County, N.C., on Dec. 2, 1930. Growing up near the banks of the Tar River, … Continued



The Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Founder Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Passes Away at 88

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ visionary founder, Ruel Willoughby Tyson, Jr. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lost an esteemed scholar, colleague, mentor, and friend on the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2019. Tyson was born in the Winterville Township in Pitt County, N.C., on Dec. 2, 1930. Growing up near the banks of the Tar River, … Continued



Announcing the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 cohort of Faculty Fellows.  The Faculty Fellowship Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to work on interdisciplinary scholarly projects. Fellows also gather weekly around a meal to discuss their projects and professional development goals. The deadline for 2020-2021 fellowships will be in Septem … Continued



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