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January 22, 2020

Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of university students, labor activists, civil rights lawyers, performance artists and online warriors that is prompting an unprecedented awakening among China’s…

Start: January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
End: January 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 23, 2020

The German Atlantic: Recovering an Invisible World

Atlantic history, the history of the great interactions that took place between Europe, Africa and the Americas, has emerged since the 1980s as a dynamic field of study that has generated its own programs, textbooks, essay collections, book prizes and online list-serve. The German presence in the Atlantic world remains largely hidden because of the absence of a German nation state before 1871. Settlers, merchants, mining engineers, missionaries and scientific travelers from the German lands did not fly under a…

Start: January 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
End: January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

GSDI Michael Sherraden Lecture Series: Arun Sundararaja, ‘The Sharing Economy’

The GSDI Michael Sherraden Lecture Series welcomes professor Arun Sundararaja to campus for a reception and book signing followed by a lecture on the sharing economy, the fourth industrial revolution, and the global future of work. In his talk, Sundararajan will explain the basics of crowd-based capitalism and highlight the important policy choices and possible new directions for self-regulatory organizations, labor law, and funding our social safety net. 5:45-6:30 p.m. Reception & Book Signing 6:30-8:00 p.m. Lecture by Arun Sundararajan…

Start: January 23, 2020 @ 5:45 pm
End: January 23, 2020 @ 8:00 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 24, 2020

A Vanishing Century: The State of 19th Century European Studies

This roundtable explores from multiple perspectives the often-stated impression that the nineteenth century is “vanishing” from German and European history. It asks how one can explain this trend, what consequences it has for the development of historiography and public historical knowledge, if and why the nineteenth century matters for the present, and what the future of nineteenth-century history might be. Five experts on different regions and historiographical approaches to European history discuss these questions. This event is moderated by Karen…

Start: January 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
End: January 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 27, 2020

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: What Might We Remember on Holocaust Remembrance Day? A Historian’s Reflections

The injunction to commemorate or to remember a historical event leaves open the question of what precisely should be remembered. In the case of the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry, the injunction usually implies that those who remember something about it are more likely to be on guard against its recurrence than those who carry no such memory, but what that something might be has never been spelled out. In this lecture, a veteran historian of the Nazi Holocaust will examine…

Start: January 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
End: January 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Hill Hall Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.1039
Address:
145 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

January 28, 2020

Musical Solidarities: Political Action and Music in Late Twentieth-Century Poland

Join the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies for a presentation and discussion of Andrea Bohlman’s monograph Musical Solidarities: Political Action and Music in Late Twentieth-Century Poland (Oxford University Press, 2020). Participants include Anna Krakus University of Southern California), Donald Reid, professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the author Andrea Bohlman, associate professor in the music department at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Musical Solidarities is a music history of Solidarity, the social movement opposing state socialism in 1980s Poland.…

Start: January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
End: January 28, 2020 @ 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
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