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About IAH Zoom Talks

August 5, 2020 | Sophia Ramos

Amidst the changes the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, we hope to continue doing what we do best: fostering great conversations and supporting, promoting, and deploying humanistic and artistic scholarship and creativity.

The Institute will be hosting IAH Zoom Talks, a virtual talk series featuring discussions during the COVID-19 crisis. Talks will either be focused on a particular scholar and topic relevant to the many unprecedented issues related to COVID-19, or it will highlight new works spurred by or created during the pandemic. If you’d like to give one of these talks or have an idea of someone who might, please contact IAH Director Andrew Perrin at


Upcoming Zoom Talks

  • Monday, April 5, 2021 | noon EDT
    • “Pandemics and the Public Sphere: Lessons from Navigating a Global Challenge in the New Era”
    • UNC Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci
    • Register here.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | noon EDT
    • George H. Johnson Prize Semi-Annual Presentation and Honorary Lecture “Care as meeting place”
    • UNC Professor Betsy Olson
    • Register here.


Previous Zoom Talks


  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. EDT

    • “thá:ytset: shxwelí li te shxwelítemelh xíts’etáwtxw / The Museum’s Incarceration of Indigenous Life”
    • Dr. Dylan Robinson, artist and writer, and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts at Queen’s University






  • Wednesday, May 20 | 1:00 p.m. EDT 
    • “Who Draws the World: Why Arts and Humanities are Crucial in the COVID-19 Crisis” with Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
    • View the recorded video here


  • Thursday, May 14 | 4:00 p.m. EDT 



  • Tuesday, April 28 | 10:00 a.m. EDT
    • “Building A Pipeline for Future Innovation by Supporting Academic Intrapreneurs” with David Kiel, UNC-Chapel Hill
    • View the recorded video here


  • Thursday, April 16 | 12:00 p.m. EDT
    • “Academic Leadership in Times of Crisis” with Deans Terry Rhodes and Elizabeth Engelhardt, UNC-Chapel Hill
    • View the recorded video here


  • Wednesday, April 8 | 2:00 p.m. EDT
    • Eric Klinenberg, Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
    • View the recorded video here


  • Tuesday, March 31 | 12:00 p.m. EDT 
    • “On the Question of Beloved Community: Revisiting W.E.B. DuBois’s Critique of the Teutonic Strongman” with Ronald Judy, Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies in the Department of English, University of Pittsburgh
    • 2020 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies
    • Listen to the recorded podcast here

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