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Announcing the 2020-2021 Faculty Fellows

  The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 cohort of Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellowship Program offers UNC College of Arts and Sciences faculty the opportunity to pursue ambitious, exciting, artistic, and scholarly projects that lead to publication, exhibition, composition, and performance. During a semester-long, on-campus Fellowship, Fellows meet weekly to exchange ideas with an interdisciplinary cohort of peers. Faculty Fellows often demonstrate a track record of engaging in scholarship that breaks new ground in their respective fields, having an interest in communicating the results of their research to a broader audience, and working to bring that knowledge back into the classroom to teach Carolina students. … Continued


Watch “Faculty Conversation: Teaching, Learning, Medicine, and Ethics in Pandemic Times”

  Presented by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Center for Faculty Excellence Held on June 30th, this conversation brought faculty experts together to provide space for faculty to discuss and learn about medical, epidemiological, ethical, and … Continued


Pamela Lothspeich to serve as director of the New Faculty Program

Launched in 2013, the New Faculty Program at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities was designed to introduce newly-arrived faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to interdisciplinary conversations and mentoring networks at the University. Engaging a cohort … Continued

Watch IAH Zoom Talks: Judith Butler

  “Who Draws the World: Why Arts and Humanities are Crucial in the COVID-19 Crisis” with Judith Butler, in conversation with Florence Dore and Andrew Perrin Listen on our podcast Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of … Continued

IAH Zoom Talks

IAH Zoom Talks: Virtual talk series on topics during the COVID-19 crisis

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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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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