Welcome to The Institute, a podcast where we profile the fascinating people connected to the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We talk with faculty about the pillars of their work in teaching, service and research. We learn the makings of successful leaders across disciplines. And we share this with you.
Re-post: In an episode from January 2018, Associate Professor of Anthropology Charles Price discusses his current project on Rastafarian Identity.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies Uffe Bergeton talks about Ancient China and the concept of sanctioned conflict.
Mark Katz (Institute Director, Professor of Music) interviews Professor Emeritus William Ferris on his Grammy Award-winning boxed set “Voices of Mississippi” (Dust to Digital). You can buy the boxed set or the vinyl version through www.dust-digital.com/ferris/.
We sit down with Associate Professor of History Chad Bryant (Faculty Fellow ’19) as he discusses his current book project on Prague’s history in the 20th century.
Assistant Professor, Art Historian Maggi
Professor Charles Kurzman speaks about his research on Muslim-Americans, as well as his book The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists? that recently published a revised edition in 2018.
History Professor Malinda Maynor Lowery talks about her new book The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (UNC Press) and about her involvement in the music documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017).
English Professor and IAH Associate Director Jennifer Ho discusses the recent (recorded Dec. 18, 2018) issues revolving around the fate of the UNC’s Confederate Monument known as Silent Sam.
We speak with Director of Carolina Public Humanities and History Professor Lloyd Kramer. He reflects on his career in the humanities and discusses how Camus has shaped his outlook on life and his work.