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. Faculty Fellows typically demonstrate a strong track record in working with faculty and students across disciplines, engage in scholarship that makes significant contributions to their respective fields, and demonstrate the potential to effectively communicate the results of their research to a broad audience. The 2019-2020 Fellows and their topics are as follows: FALL 2019 Michael Gutierrez, Teaching Assistant Professor (English … Continued


Food for Thought: An Invitation for ALP Alumni Groups

Come with your Academic Leadership Program 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 … Continued

Andy Perrin

Between Two Bookshelves: 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 … 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 … 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 … Continued

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Reckford Lecture

The Institute hosts the annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies, established in 1990 by UNC Classics Professor Kenneth J. Reckford to honor his wife, Mary Stevens Reckford (February 25, 1934 – November 12, 1987). The lecture is designed to appeal to the public, rather than specialists. Speakers are asked to provide “pleasure, instruction, an interdisciplinary approach and a sense of shared humanity.” Because Mary Reckford’s birthday is Feb. 25, the Institute hosts the lecture within the month of February.

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Weil Lecture

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has hosted UNC’s Weil Lecture on American Citizenship since 2000. Brothers Henry and Solomon Weil established the lecture in 1915 to widen discussion of the concept in the United States. Presidents Taft and Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Senators J. William Fulbright and Nancy Kassebaum and Professor Lester Thurow are among the many distinguished Weil lecturers. Other recent speakers have been members of Congress, diplomats, political commentators and renowned scholars.

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