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June 22, 2019

Singapore and Chicago: Modern Global Cities in Social Transition

Singapore and Chicago became vibrant centers of global commerce in the late 19th century, and they remain major cities in contemporary economic and cultural life. They are also places in which the most notable patterns of modern social life continue to evolve, though in the different contexts of Southeast Asia and the American Midwest. Two experts in social and economic history, both long-time Chicago residents, will examine how these cities have evolved through changing economic contexts, urban redevelopment, modern socio-political…

Start: June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: June 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

June 29, 2019

Authoritarian Populism and Endangered Democracies

The end of the Cold War led some analysts to believe that the demise of communism in Eastern Europe would ensure a steady expansion of democracy throughout the world. Democratic values and institutions are currently facing new challenges around the globe, however, and this seminar will examine some of the places in which anti-democratic trends are evoking concerns. Interdisciplinary faculty from Carolina will discuss recent events in Turkey, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Britain and Germany, providing perspectives to interpret the meaning…

Start: June 29, 2019 @ 9:15 am
End: June 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

July 13, 2019

Pillars of Antiquity: Space and Time in Egypt, Greece and Rome

People in the ancient world developed complex ideas about time and place to help them understand their place in the geographic and cosmological order. This seminar will provide new perspectives on how ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece and Rome described the meaning of the cosmos, the importance of prophecies and the significance of time in human lives. Join us for a discussion of how the ancient world created social practices and cultural legacies that endured for centuries in the Mediterranean…

Start: July 13, 2019 @ 9:15 am
End: July 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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