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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:

Seeing through Cloth: Looms and Power in French Colonial West Africa

Victoria Rovine Professor Victoria Rovine

My current book project is focused on textiles and weaving in the French colony of Soudan Français (today Mali) during the interwar period of the 1920s and 30s.  On the face of it, this topic seems a world away from the pandemics of disease and racism we face today.  Yet, I find resonances of the contemporary moment in this art historical study of cloth and colonial power…

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Artistic Disruptions of Antiblack Violence

Torin Monahan Torin Monahan, Professor of Communication

Torin Monahan, Professor of Communication and IAH Faculty Fellow, writes about themes he has been exploring in his current project on art, race, and surveillance.

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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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