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Between Two Bookshelves: Andy Perrin

September 20, 2019

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

UNC wins grant as part of $1.65 million NEH Next Generation PhD initiative

August 12, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of 28 universities taking part in a major national initiative to transform graduate education in the humanities.
Institute for the Arts and Humanities Director Mark Katz worked with colleagues from across the university to propose “Re-envisioning the Humanities PhD,” a year-long campus-wide conversation on graduate education in the humanities, which will be funded by a $25,000 National Endowment for the Humanities planning grant and matched by UNC.

Reckford lecture focuses on exotification of Asian culture

January 26, 2016

Now in its 22nd year, the 2016 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies is titled Appropriating Asia: The Depiction of the Exotic in European Art. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities will host the event Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 in Hyde Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jennifer Ho named new IAH Associate Director

December 16, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Ho, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will become the Associate Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

“I’m very excited to be working with IAH Director Mark Katz and the rest of the IAH staff and am eager to help support the faculty in the college and across the university,” says Professor Ho.

IAH Fellow Defending Humanities: Post-GOP Debate

November 17, 2015

In a Time article, IAH Fellow (2003) and philosophy professor Douglas MacLean defends “the number of philosophers” we need in response to Marco Rubio’s comments in the GOP debate: “We need more welders and less philosophers.”

Arts and Sciences Foundation features IAH’s Pardue Fellowship for its 40th anniversary

November 9, 2015

It began when UNC music professor and jazz studies director Jim Ketch became the first faculty fellow in 1992, thanks to an endowment by David Pardue ’69 and his wife Becky. Back then, the Institute was called the Program for the Arts and the Humanities, located at the former West House between Hanes and Swain Halls. The story also features current Pardue Fellow Stephanie Elizondo Griest, assistant professor of creative nonfiction.