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January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018

SERSAS Annual Conference, ‘African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices from the African Past and Present’

This is the annual conference of the South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) and the Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN). It is co-sponsored by the African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida. SERSAS and SEAN pride themselves on providing an open and collegial forum for the exchange of ideas. The title of the conference is “African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices…

Start: January 26, 2018
End: January 27, 2018
Venue: University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

February 7, 2018

‘Aging Societies: Challenges and Opportunities Sharing Thai and Global Lessons Learned,’ Panel Discussion Livestream

This panel discussion brings together leading experts from the fields of business and public health to discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities of an aging society. By 2030, one out of the three Thais will be 60 years old. The situation is similar in many places in the U.S., including North Carolina, but also in major global markets including Europe and China. There are serious implications for physical, mental and financial health that must be addressed. At the…

Start: February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
End: February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Venue: Online

February 9, 2018

Banjo Romantika Band in Concert

The concert features Slovak banjoist Richard Cifersky, a top European player and teacher. He has toured the U.S. with band Fragment, and played with bluegrass mainstays Becky Buller and Dale Ann Bradley. This concert is part of a series of events presented by the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Carolina Bluegrass Initiative, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Southern Folklife Collection. All events in the series are…

Start: February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe
Phone: 919.929.3833
431 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 10, 2018

Czech Bluegrass Song Workshop

The workshop features Slovak banjoist Richard Cifersky and ethnomusicologist Lee Bidgood. Cifersky, a top European player and teacher, has toured the U.S. with band Fragment, and played with bluegrass mainstays Becky Buller and Dale Ann Bradley. Bidgood began his research on Czech bluegrass while a music student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was an early member of the Steep Canyon Rangers. This workshop is part of a series of events presented by the Department of Music at UNC-Chapel…

Start: February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am
End: February 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Czech and Slovak School of North Carolina
Phone: 919.907.0951
4405 Hope Valley Road
Durham, NC 27707 United States

February 15, 2018

Community Conversations for Foreign-Born Residents of Chapel Hill

Building Integrated Communities has worked with the Town of Chapel Hill in the past year to improve their services and leadership opportunities for foreign-born residents. The group is holding a public meeting on February 15 at St. Thomas More for Spanish and English languages. The purpose of the meeting is for the Town of Chapel Hill to better understand the experiences of foreign-born residents and hear their recommendations for improving services, communication and leadership opportunities. All are invited to attend. For more information,…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: St. Thomas More
Phone: 919.942.1040
940 Carmichael Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

February 23, 2018

Caroline Shaw, ‘To Retrieve a Good Name Lost: Gender, Honor and Reputation in Modern Britain, c.1840-1950’

Caroline Shaw is an associate professor of history at Bates College. She is an historian of Britain in the world, with a particular interest in tracing how Britain’s distinctive, self-conscious, often troubled role in the world shaped its contribution to the origins of modern rights and humanitarian outreach. As the modern Europeanist in the department, she situates Europe in its broader global contexts as well. Among others, her courses include explorations of human rights in history, revolutionary Europe, modern Britain, sex and the…

Start: February 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: National Humanities Center, Main Conference Room
Phone: +1.919.549.0661
7 TW Alexander Drive
RTP, NC 27709 United States

March 5, 2018

A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss

This event marks a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to hear firsthand from a Holocaust survivor whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history. Eva Schloss was the step sister of Anne Frank. Reserve your ticket now on the Duke University website. Tickets are free for students and educators and $18 for the general public. This event is sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Department of Political Science, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Federation…

Start: March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Duke University, Page Auditorium
402 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States

March 15, 2018 - March 16, 2018

Asia Week in New York

Join the Ackland Art Museum on an exclusive two-day tour of private collections, museums, auction houses and galleries during Asia Week, the annual extravaganza of Asian art held in New York City. The tour will be led by Martha Blackwelder, Asian art expert, former museum curator and former director of Asia Society in Houston, Texas. A native of North Carolina, Blackwelder’s interest in Asian art began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while studying with Sherman Lee. Currently based in New…

Start: March 15, 2018
End: March 16, 2018
Venue: New York City
NY United States

April 21, 2018

Book Reading with Marente de Moor

Join European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) winner Marente de Moor for a reading of selections from her book The Dutch Maiden. Learn more about de Moor and the EUPL on the Center for European Studies website. Contact Sarah Hutchison to receive a few free copies of the novel.

Start: April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
End: April 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Venue: Flyleaf Books
Phone: +1.919.942.7373
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

May 21, 2018

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Information Session

Please join Carolina’s Fulbright-Hays DDRA project director, Iyman Gaspard, for a virtual information session to learn more about the award and application process. Please RSVP online to receive the meeting link. You must RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six- to 12-months. Doctoral students from any department are eligible to apply to…

Start: May 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
End: May 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Venue: Online
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