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January 9, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open January 9 and run through July 12, 2019 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. The judges’ committee selected winning photographs with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs have…

Start: January 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
End: July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Cost: Free

January 20, 2019

Documentary Screening, “The Unafraid”

“The Unafraid” follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. There will be a Q&A session and reception following the film. The event is free and open to the public.

Start: January 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: January 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 22, 2019

Study Abroad 101 Information Session

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join a Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions! In this session a Study Abroad Advisor will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits, and more! See the Study Abroad website for more info on Where to Start.

Start: January 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: January 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 24, 2019

David Ngendo Tshimba, ‘The Logic of the Republic under Siege: Political Violence in the Rwenzori Borderlands on the Morrow of Independence’

David Ngendo Tshimba is an MISR PhD Fellow from Makerere University. He writes that Africanist scholarship, from the dawn of post-independence era, has grappled with the theme of (political) violence, and more particularly the possibility of gaining a fuller understanding of how violence, especially when on a large scale, (re)shapes state-society relations. This chapter—part of a larger doctoral study which historically inquires into violence in the borderlands of Democratic Republic of the Congo’s and Uganda’s Rwenzori region—casts a critical historical…

Start: January 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Carolina Seminar: ‘“Actually-Existing” Integration: Dąbrowa Górnicza and the Construction of Huta Katowice, 1971-1979’

More than any other Soviet-Polish investment project of the 1970s, the giant steel mill Huta Katowice was an attempt to transform international socialist economic development and bind the ‘fraternal nations’ together. At the forested outskirts of Dąbrowa Górnicza, a city in the same historic industrial region at the edge of Silesia where reform-oriented Polish leader Edward Gierek had been born, Huta Katowice was to revolutionize Poland’s export potential both inside the socialist camp and on the global market. Combining a…

Start: January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 25, 2019

Michael Seidman, ‘Transatlantic Antifascisms: From the Spanish Civil War to the End of World War II’

Antifascism has received little attention compared to its enemy. No historian or social scientist has previously attempted to define its nature and history – yet antifascism became perhaps the most powerful ideology of the twentieth century. Michael Seidman fills this gap by providing the first comprehensive study of antifascisms in Spain, France, the UK and U.S., with new interpretations of the Spanish Civil War, French Popular Front and Second World War. He shows how two types of antifascism – revolutionary…

Start: January 25, 2019 @ 5:15 pm
End: January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 29, 2019

Xiaolin Duan, ‘Fashioning the Pacific Trade: Silk Production and Consumption in China and New Spain’

From 1573, silk textiles from China traveled not only to Europe but also eastward to New Spain via the Manila Galleons. This foreign trade was dependent on and fueled the development of sericulture and silk manufacturing. The extensive wearing of silk textiles astonished and was criticized by both Chinese scholars and Spanish elites as a violation of the sumptuary law. Soon the Spanish crown attempted, and eventually failed, to restrict the arrival of Manila galleons as a way to protect the…

Start: January 29, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
End: January 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

UNC Art on the Camino de Santiago Info Session

Come meet Professor Mario Marzán and Professor Roxana Pérez-Méndez who will be guiding a 6 week artistic hike along the Camino de Santiago which stretches across Northern Spain. Students on this program will take two art courses, however you don’t have to be an art major/minor to enroll!! This program could be of interest to students in Anthropology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Art, Art History, Journalism and other fields! Come to this info session to learn more about the program, the professors, and what artistic adventures await you…

Start: January 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: January 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009

January 31, 2019

Researching European Culture Workshop

This workshop is open only to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate and graduate students. Please RSVP with your name and department to Stephanie Shady by January 30. This workshop is an engaged workshop with Randall Halle of the University of Pittsburgh. It will familiarize participants with the major European cultural policies and funding agencies. It will introduce databases, agencies, policies, funding sources and significant projects. Halle is the Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the…

Start: January 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Randall Halle, ‘Revising EU History: Culture as Key to the European Project’

At the moment a consensus exists on the history of the European project, according to which the process of European unionization in the post-WWII era developed via an innocuous commitment to simple economic considerations. The Coal and Steel Community (1951) is held up as an exemplar of pragmatism that led slowly to political cooperation leading to the formation of the EU. Culture is treated as playing little to no role. The consensus on this history is wrong. A return to…

Start: January 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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