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New Faculty Microtalks

The IAH is hosting two sessions of microtalks by new faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences on Monday, February 9, and Thursday, February 12. Faculty in their first and second years at UNC will give brief, informal talks to present their scholarship to the wider campus community. A reception will follow the presentations.

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When Feb 08, 2015 03:00 PM to
Feb 12, 2015 05:00 PM
Where Hyde Hall University Room
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The IAH is pleased to announce two sessions of microtalks by new faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences on Monday, February 9, and Thursday, February 12. Faculty in their first and second years at UNC will give brief (5-7 minutes), informal talks on some aspect of their work in the humanities, arts or qualitative social sciences. These sessions are designed to provide new faculty with an opportunity to collaborate with others across departments and present their scholarship to the wider campus community. A wine and cheese reception will follow each session, which will take place from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Hyde Hall University Room on both days.

Roster of Speakers

Monday, February 9, 3-5 p.m.

    • The Heroic Landscapes of Imperial Asia Minor, Janet Downie, Classics
    • Conservation of Consciousness after Death: The Benefits of Dying While Awake, Kurt Gray, Psychology
    • African Artists and Colonial Cultures: Shaping the Global Image of Africa, 1920s-30, Victoria Rovine, Art
    • Searching for Respect: The Cultural Politics of Evangelical Christianity in the Dominican Republic, Brendan Thornton, Religious Studies

      Thursday, February 12, 3-5 p.m.

      • Figures of Fraternity in Modern Jewish Thought, Andrea Dara Cooper, Religious Studies
      • Chinese Roads in India: The Effect of Transport Infrastructure on Economic Development, Simon Alder, Economics
      • Making Sense of the Ritual Texts from Ugarit, Joseph Lam, Religious Studies
      • New Music for an Ancient Instrument, Juan Álamo, Music