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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

Capturing community history

From textile mills to the state’s mental hospital, a team of Carolina's faculty, students and staff are engaging with North Carolina communities to tell their own complicated stories. ... Read More

Carl Ernst connects Carolina to the Middle East

For Carl Ernst, Islamic studies is about much more than studying the languages and cultures of the Middle East—it’s about fostering a much-needed awareness of an area of the world with which many people in the United States are unfamiliar. ... Read More

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ORNATRIX

About 45 art, art history and classics students, hairstylists, costume designers and a few curious staff and community members attended a workshop on how to replicate ancient Roman hairstyles led by hairstylist and “hair archaeologist” Janet Stephens of Baltimore. ... Read More

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2018–19 season

The season delves into the reverberations caused by choice. Each of the six plays explores the power individuals wield to shape and shift everything—from our most intimate relationships, our memories and the institutions around us, to the broadest strokes of science, history and ultimately truth. ... Read More

Annual African-American History Month Lecture reexamines the past

Gerald Horne sketched an alternative narrative of U.S. and African-American history, reframing colonial history in a way to better understand modern-day injustices. ... Read More

New book details 125-year history of The Daily Tar Heel

The book covers Carolina’s evolution into a modern research institution, key battles over academic freedom, freedom of speech and freedom of the press and how the University dealt with issues of race, gender and sexual identity. ... Read More

Pioneering professor honored for contributions to Carolina

Joseph Jordan, director of the Stone Center, said Colin Palmer was “a giant in African-American and diaspora studies” who "led us toward the diaspora and a new understanding of black people in the world." ... Read More

CSAS director embraces the ‘messiness’ of history

Malinda Mayor Lowery hopes to glean from the study of the past the insights needed to imagine—and help to build —a better, brighter, more inclusive future for all the region’s communities. ... Read More

Trustees study a minor change at Feb. 1 meeting

This age of political polarization may be just the right time for an idea launched by Oxford University in 1920—the combined study of philosophy, politics and economics. Professor Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, founding director of the PPE program here at Carolina, is planning to create a major in the discipline. ... Read More

Carolina People

Carolina People: Meet Grace White, paper conservator at the Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More