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


IAH Zoom Talks

IAH Zoom Talks: Virtual talk series on topics surrounding COVID-19

Here at the IAH, we are working hard to manage all of the cancellations and postponements of the semester’s events and programming carefully and responsibly. Amidst the changes, we hope to continue doing what we do best: fostering great conversations … Continued

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An update on IAH spring programming and events

As you all are aware, the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 has ushered in a wave of important precautions outlined by the University and our state and federal governments. Following these guidelines, the Institute will be adjusting its spring semester programming and events. It is our top … Continued

Canceled: 2020 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship

Due to precautions regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the 2020 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship has been canceled. All event attendees will receive an email confirming this cancelation. The University is taking steps toward protecting members of the Carolina … Continued

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Canceled: Symposium and keynote lecture with Dr. Ruth Zambrana

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we regret to announce that the symposium events and keynote lecture with Dr. Ruth Zambrana on March 20 have been canceled. We are, of course, very disappointed but thank Dr. Zambrana for her willingness to … 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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