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December 2022

The Soul of the Dutch Golden Age: Art and Literature at the Ackland

December 16 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$30

Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the beauty of the natural world and the dynamic, multifaceted aspects of humanity during the Dutch Golden Age. Join Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator at the Ackland Art Museum, and Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Education and Interpretation, in a discussion of Nina Siegal’s historical novel The Anatomy Lesson and the Ackland’s upcoming exhibition, Drawn to Life: Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art…

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January 2023

FLAS Fellowship Information Session

January 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Information session for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. Come learn about opportunities to study less-commonly-taught languages, such as Portuguese and the indigenous and creole languages of Latin America!

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FLAS Information Session

January 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm

What is FLAS? Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate  and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. The goals of the program include: to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and to develop a pool…

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Hong Kong Ballet: Romeo + Juliet

January 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10 – $89

Ancient grudges between triad families. Passion and tragedy. The iconic balcony scene. Set in Hong Kong in the turbulent 1960s, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers is given a fresh and thought-provoking retelling in Septime Webre’s new Romeo + Juliet. Juliet’s father is an unrelenting Shanghainese tycoon who is determined to marry his only daughter off to a wealthy gweilo (Caucasian), and Webre’s original choreography seamlessly incorporates intense street battles rendered in traditional Hong Kong-style kung fu. Accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s dramatic score, retro…

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Hong Kong Ballet: Romeo + Juliet

January 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10 – $89

Ancient grudges between triad families. Passion and tragedy. The iconic balcony scene. Set in Hong Kong in the turbulent 1960s, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers is given a fresh and thought-provoking retelling in Septime Webre’s new Romeo + Juliet. Juliet’s father is an unrelenting Shanghainese tycoon who is determined to marry his only daughter off to a wealthy gweilo (Caucasian), and Webre’s original choreography seamlessly incorporates intense street battles rendered in traditional Hong Kong-style kung fu. Accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s dramatic score, retro…

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Film Screening • The Balcony Movie (Poland, 2021)

January 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Can anyone be a movie hero? Can the world be locked in one film frame? Acclaimed Polish documentarian Paweł Łoziński directs his camera at the sidewalk below his balcony. On this gray strip of pavement, sandwiched between dull green grass and a tall wire fence, a colorful procession of locals, relatives, passersby and homeless people walk by. Lozinski tries to strike up a conversation with everyone. He asks who they are, what they do, and what they think about the…

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Indonesia in International Relations

January 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of UNC President Dr. Frank Porter Graham negotiating the Renville Treaty during the Indonesian Revolution, and in recognition of Indonesia’s recent chairmanship of the G20, the Carolina Asia Center and the Office of the Vice-Provost for Global Affairs are proud to present a conference on Indonesia in International Relations. On 17 January 1948, under the auspices of a United Nations committee convened by then-president of UNC, Dr. Frank Porter Graham, the Indonesian Republican government under…

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Jen Shyu: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses

January 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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One event on January 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm

CURRENT Art Space + Studio, 123 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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$10 – $15

Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses is dedicated to Jen Shyu’s late mother and father who are now reunited: Ana Lay Shyu 徐轉寄 (May 16, 1944 – December 8, 2021) and Tsu Pin Shyu  徐澤濱 (January 19, 1941 – April 2, 2019). Commissioned by John Zorn, the premiere in October 2019 of Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses was dedicated to Jen’s father, who passed away unexpectedly during a nap in his favorite chair while she was on a 5-month research fellowship in…

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

January 30, 2023 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Kaplan-Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies with Dr. Laura Jockusch, Brandeis. In-person lecture. Event details TBA.

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February 2023

Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforested Futures in Indonesia

February 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In cooperation with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Carolina Asia Center is proud to co-host Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforest Futures in Indonesia with Bonnie Etherington Dr. Etherington is Lecturer in Literary & Creative Communication in the School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

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