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We dedicate this space to the IAH community. Here, we dive deep into what it means to be a scholar, teacher, public servant, leader, artist, and alumni who value their Carolina education and support its legacy. We will also explore the ways the arts and humanities are evolving: engaged, digital, and public. Search: Year:


Faculty Fellows Expanding the Field of African American and African Diasporic Studies

Faculty Fellows Expanding the Field of African American and African Diasporic Studies Philip Hollingsworth, IAH Program Administrator

We address four questions currently being tackled by professors at UNC-Chapel Hill, who are also Faculty Fellows at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Their investigations also put the African American and African Diasporic experience at their center, greatly expanding the fields of study that their research represents.

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How to Host Effective Virtual Events

Ebony Johnson, IAH Event Planner

Since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, industries around the world had to quickly pivot into making experiences and events available to their audiences virtually. While webinars have been available for years now, the shift into online events can create unique challenges. How do you ensure your audiences are engaged, as they would be in person? How can your teams be quickly equipped to manage events virtually, via Zoom or other programs?

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Chaos, COVID-19, and Julius Caesar

“JULIUS CAESAR” at Playmakers Professor Adam Versenyi

Written in 1599 and first performed at London’s Globe Theatre, Julius Caesar reflects the shaky nature of English society in the later years of Queen Elizabeth I’s rule as she increasingly relied upon spies and propaganda to maintain a semblance of stability. The Earl of Essex and Robert Cecil vied for political power.  Like the United States now, Shakespeare’s Rome was in a moment of great transition.

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A Candidate of the Crowd

Assistant Professor Martin L. Johnson

In Elia Kazan’s 1957 film A Face In the Crowd, Andy Griffith stars as Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes, a singer and drifter who is discovered by a radio journalist (Patricia Neal) while reporting on a rural county jail. Rhodes’s folksy charm is a hit with radio audiences, and he soon auditions for a television show.  Bristling at all the advertising copy he’s expected to read, Griffith turns his back on the studio audience, only to make sure that viewers at home can see him as he prefers—in front of a crowd.

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