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

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Institute for the Arts and Humanities Presents: Food and the Humanities

Join us for mealtime conversations with UNC Humanities faculty on topics related to the new pan-university research theme: “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives.”  All events will be held in the University Room of Hyde Hall–free of charge–and open … Continued

Jacqueline Lawton

Re-post: Writing Plays And Teaching Drama With Jacqueline Lawton

Jacqueline Lawton, Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art, sits down with us to talk drama: teaching and writing. She also talks about the inspiration of her latest play she is writing and researching on the life of investigative journalist Marvel Cooke. … Continued

Lyneise Williams

Re-post: Episode 79: The Importance Of Physical Objects With Lyneise Williams

Associate Professor of Art History Lyneise Williams discusses her recent talk at an art symposium in southern France and shares her thoughts on the importance of physical objects in visual representation.

Charles Price

RE-POST: Episode 58: Charles Price On Rastafarian Collective Identity

Re-post: In an episode from January 2018, Associate Professor of Anthropology Charles Price discusses his current project on Rastafarian Identity.

Andy Perrin

IAH Director Andy Perrin

Philip speaks with new IAH Director Andrew Perrin on his research and how he will apply it to leading the Institute for the next 5 years. Dr. Perrin begins his term as director on July 1, 2019.

T Bone Burnett

Re-post: T Bone Burnett

Re-post: We interview T Bone Burnett on his introduction to music, inspiration, collaboration, and utilizing both analog and digital technologies in music production. This episode was originally release on December 14, 2017  

Kia Caldwell

Re-post: On Marielle Franco With Kia Caldwell

This summer we are taking a hiatus to reformat the show and acquire and master new equipment. In the meantime, enjoy a 2018 interview with Professor Kia Caldwell on the assassination of Brazilian activist Marielle Franco.

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

Lauren Leve

Science On Sacred Waters With Lauren Leve

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Lauren Leve speaks with Sophia about her work with UNC math and science professors on a sacred glacial lake in Nepal, as well as her current research project involving the rise of Christianity in Nepal.

Mara Buchbinder

Scripting Death With Mara Buchbinder

Associate Professor of Social Medicine Mara Buchbinder discusses her research on assisted death in Vermont and how policy, practice, and medicine interact in complicated ways.

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 … Continued

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LECTURES AT THE INSTITUTE

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.

Learn more about Weil Lecture


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