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January 2021

Virtual: Clouding: Shape and Sign in Asian Art

January 20, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

From January 20, 2021-February 13, 2022, the Ackland Art Museum will be exhibiting a year-long installation that explores the diverse forms and functions of clouds in the arts of Asia. This exhibition will juxtapose works of art in different media and from different time periods spanning the Bronze Age to the present. Clouds have long held a significant place in human imagination and thought. Clouds elude straightforward perceptual and symbolic identification. The diversity of forms of clouds in Asian arts…

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July 2021

Beads of Distinction: Yoruba Royal Caps from the Collection of Rhonda Morgan Wilkerson

July 14 - December 26
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria and adjacent regions have developed a rich and vibrant tradition of beadwork designs, especially after the introduction of glass beads through European trade from the late eighteenth century. The small, brilliantly colored beads were often used to decorate the regalia that denotes and celebrates the powers of the ruler (oba). This included headgear for non-ritual, minor occasions and daily wear, such as the five beaded caps in this installation, dating from the late nineteenth…

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August 2021

UNC Global Hosts Exhibition Featuring NC Artists of Latin American Heritage

August 18 - December 12
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina

Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina, an exhibition featuring the work of 13 artists, will open at the FedEx Global Education Center (GEC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Aug. 18, 2021. The exhibition, organized by UNC Global in conjunction with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, will be on display through Dec. 12.  Being and Belonging brings together artists of Latin American heritage from across the state of North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment and home. The artwork represent a range of mediums, including print, paint and ceramics. …

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September 2021

Russian Flagship Program Info Session

September 21 at 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

September 21, October 4, October 13, Registration via Google Forms Interested in a program that will give you the competitive edge for your future career as a global professional? Want an affordable study abroad experience tailored to your academic interests and professional goals? The Russian Flagship Program Program, a federally funded initiative, provides UNC Chapel Hill students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience in their field of interest through coursework at UNC and an overseas Capstone year in Kazakhstan. Ahead of the October 31 application deadline, attend one of our info sessions to…

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Virtual: Intro to COIL Workshop for Faculty

September 21 at 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs is hosting a workshop for faculty interested in participating in the Connecting Carolina Classrooms with the World initiative to incorporate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) activities into their courses. The workshop is 3:30-4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, via Zoom. This workshop will include:   •  An introduction to COIL, a flexible pedagogical approach that allows instructors to partner with peers from across the world to develop collaborative activities that connect…

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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jiha Moon

September 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fluid, organic swirls of bubblegum pink and yellow

Registration link can be found here. Jiha Moon’s gestural paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture, and installations explore fluid identities and the global movement of people and their cultures. She says, “I am a cartographer of cultures and an icon maker in my lucid worlds.” She is taking cues from wide ranges of history of Eastern and Western art, colors and designs from popular culture, Korean temple paintings and folk art, internet emoticons and icons, fruit stickers and labels of products from all over…

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Germany—A Nation in its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500- 2000

September 24 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This book shows how the concept of the German nation developed and changed over half a millennium, demonstrating that nationalism was only one possible way of imagining the nation. Using evidence from maps and literature, material culture and high politics, this book precisely delineates constantly altering constellations of national imaginings and charts epistemological ruptures between chronologically distinct and essentially different ways of defining the nation. Modern nationalism is part of this larger story, but only a part, and one, moreover,…

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UNC Russian Flagship Program: Conversation with Michele Berdy

September 24 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Russian Flagship Program for a conversation with Michele Berdy, the Arts Editor for the Moscow Times and the author of the Russian Word’s Worth, a collection of her columns. This online event via Zoom will take place on September 24 at 2 p.m. Register here. Michele A. Berdy has lived and worked in Moscow for more than 40 years. After graduating magna cum laude from Amherst College, she studied at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow and then worked as a translator and editor…

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Virtual: Iranian Literary Diasporas: Parvaneh Hosseini in Conversation with Author Hamed Esmaeilion

September 25 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This virtual lecture series is dedicated to exploring how Iranian diaspora authors reflect on the community’s attempts at carving out forms of belonging to their host nations. Authors and discussants may address specific modes of power and representation that Iranian diaspora community has developed to rehabilitate their position as members of a minoritized population with ambivalent feelings of belonging. September 25, 2021 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm Parvaneh Hosseini in Conversation with author Hamed Esmaeilion Register here. Convener: Claudia Yaghoobi, Roshan Associate Professor…

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20 Years in Afghanistan: A Foreign Correspondent’s Long View

September 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media will host a Wednesday, Sept. 29 webinar with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Zucchino ’73, who has been reporting from Afghanistan for two decades. Zucchino, a Terry Sanford High School (Fayetteville, NC) and UNC Hussman graduate, is a contributing writer for the New York Times. He has reported from more than three dozen countries. Join Zucchino and Dean Susan King for a discussion followed by a Q&A session between Zucchino and the webinar…

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