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‘Court and Capital: Art from Asia’s Greatest Cities,’ Exhibition

May 31, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
court and capital exhibition; ackland art museum

The courts and cities of Asia were―and still are―some of the largest and most important on earth. This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities. Court and Capital is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the... Read more »

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‘South African Beadwork: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth,’ Exhibit

August 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Ackland recently acquired — by gift and purchase from the distinguished collection of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth of Winter Haven, Florida — 29 fine pieces of nineteenth- and twentieth-century beadwork by peoples of the South East Cape region of what is now South Africa. Few museums can claim such rich holdings. South... Read more »

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‘Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese Military Prints, 1894-1905,’ Exhibition

October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

When modern war technologies, such as long-range ammunition, torpedoes and electric searchlights, were introduced into the First Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War at the turn of the 20th century, Japanese printmakers documenting battle scenes skillfully adapted the centuries-old techniques of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) to achieve altogether new atmospheric and light effects. The Ackland Art... Read more »

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Innovation and Technology in a Global Age Symposium

November 15, 2017 - November 16, 2017
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
$175

Innovation and technology have changed all of our lives. As the driving forces of globalization, they transcend borders and revolutionize how we teach and learn. It is essential that educators and students understand innovation and technology’s role in our world and have the skills to use them to communicate, teach and learn. This symposium will... Read more »

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Ongoing

‘Color Across Asia’ Exhibition

December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Color Across Asia is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent. The larger of the Ackland’s two Asian art galleries will be reinstalled by color, enabling visitors to experience a full spectrum of cultural influence. Color Across Asia displays several millennia of the material... Read more »

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‘Image of Ukraine (Образ України),’ Exhibition

August 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Embroidery owned by Maryna Kapustina.

"Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting" highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms – vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin). The exhibition explores Ukrainian culture through the lens of decorative folk art, delving into the history and cultural significance... Read more »

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12:00 pm

Ian Baird, ‘The Hmong and the Communist Party of Thailand: A Transnational, Transcultural and Gender Relations-Transforming Experience’

November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008/2010, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

In the 1960s, a large proportion of the Hmong people living in the mountains of northern Thailand joined the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) due to various injustices and abuses. The Hmong became an important group within the CPT. However, by the early 1980s most Hmong and non-Hmong in the CPT had given up and... Read more »

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5:00 pm

Clémentine Vidal-Naquet, ‘From the Front: Private Lives and Personal Letters in World War I’

November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The First World War created massive divisions in the lives of families. In France, at least 5 million couples experienced separation during the four years of war. Most of these couples pursued their private lives by exchanging letters. The amount of conjugal correspondence written between 1914 and 1918 provides historians with an unprecedented quantity of sources,... Read more »

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5:30 pm

Arjun Subramaniam, ‘War and Conflict in Contemporary India Through the Lens of India’s Wars: A Military History 1947-1971’

November 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hamilton Hall, Room 569, 102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Arjun Subramaniam, visiting fellow with the Harvard University Asia Center, will give a talk on Nov. 16 on a book he wrote to highlight the contribution of India’s military in preserving and protecting democracy in India and to give military history its rightful place within India’s contemporary historical discourse. The talk will cover myriad aspects of the... Read more »

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6:00 pm

Mental Health and Study Abroad

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge, 180A E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Are you interested in studying abroad but worried about how you will maintain your mental health in another country? Come engage with a panel of students and mental heath professionals to learn about doing self care and dealing with various mental health related experiences abroad! Students from Rethink: Psychiatric Illness and Active Minds at Carolina... Read more »

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6:30 pm

Jill Massino, ‘My Brother’s Keeper: Romanians and the Vietnam War’

November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This paper contributes to recent scholarship on Eastern Europe and the Global South by exploring Romania’s engagement with the Vietnam War. In Romania, the Vietnam War served as a platform for critiquing American imperialism and showcasing socialist solidarity, with the press graphically depicting American barbarity against Vietnamese civilians and glorifying the Vietnamese People’s Army as... Read more »

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What Is Asian American Health?

November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3201 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic minorities in the United States, which potentially means great health disparity. Come join the Jeopardy event and learn more about the various health statuses of the Asian American population. This event is part of APIAutumn 2017 at UNC-Chapel Hill. It is sponsored by the Carolina Asia... Read more »

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