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January 2020

Photo overlooking a woman crafting leaves into a bowl

EXHIBITION TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 2020 Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

January 8 - July 10
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students.

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Toriawase: A Special Installation of Modern Japannese Art and Ceramics

January 31 at 8:00 am - July 26 at 5:00 pm

Toriawase is a Japanese concept that loosely means to choose and combine objects with exquisite care. This special installation approaches the combination of modern art and ceramics in this spirit, aiming less for a historical or scholarly approach and more for an intuitive, experiential orchestration of relationships and correspondences. Modern and contemporary Japanese painting and sculpture are not often displayed or considered alongside ceramics of the same period. The exhibition draws on the Ackland’s holdings, as well as three major private…

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June 2020

Carolina Public Humanities Series: “Lunch with Friends and Strangers” featuring African Biographies

June 3 at 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Carolina Public Humanities is hosting a free lunchtime series beginning this week. Three of the featured guests will be discussing figures from African history.  CPH Executive Director, Max Owre, will host the Virtual Series and will talk one-on-one with UNC professors as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar.  Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 30 minutes. Conversations will be accessed via a Zoom webinar (not a Zoom meeting). The lunches…

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#WorldViewChats

June 3 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 29, 2020

Each Wednesday at 1 p.m. @UNCWORLDVIEW is hosting a Twitter chat to discuss resources and integrating global issues into the classroom. Use #WORLDVIEWCHATS to get in on the conversation!

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North Carolina’s Latin American history

June 4 at 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Explore the history of North Carolina's Latin American communities through the online resource New Roots Oral Histories with a conversation with Hannah Gill, the Institute for the Study of the Americas associate director. Speaker: Hannah Gill Sign up to register for the event via Zoom!

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Carolina Public Humanities Series: “Lunch with Friends and Strangers” featuring African Biographies

June 5 at 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Carolina Public Humanities is hosting a free lunchtime series beginning this week. Three of the featured guests will be discussing figures from African history.  CPH Executive Director, Max Owre, will host the Virtual Series and will talk one-on-one with UNC professors as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar.  Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 30 minutes. Conversations will be accessed via a Zoom webinar (not a Zoom meeting). The lunches…

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VIRTUAL: Introduction to Malawi Culture and Chichewa Language

June 6 at 9:30 am - June 27 at 11:30 am

The workshop will be offered via Zoom. This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary, and cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty planning research, service or internships in Malawi. Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi.  Attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended. Please register by emailing Mamie Harris at malawi@unc.edu and…

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Carolina Public Humanities Series: “Lunch with Friends and Strangers” featuring African Biographies

June 10 at 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Carolina Public Humanities is hosting a free lunchtime series beginning this week. Three of the featured guests will be discussing figures from African history.  CPH Executive Director, Max Owre, will host the Virtual Series and will talk one-on-one with UNC professors as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar.  Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 30 minutes. Conversations will be accessed via a Zoom webinar (not a Zoom meeting). The lunches…

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¡Bailamos! An End of the Year Dance Party!

June 12 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Institute for the Study of Americas for a virtual Latin American dance party to celebrate the end of the 2019-2020 school year! You will learn the history and culture of MERENGUE, BACHATA, and SALSA, explore resources about dance to use in the K-12 classroom, and of course, dance! Complete registration form to sign up

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Intergalactic Soulstice: Jeghetto Performs ‘5P1N0K10’

June 19 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Ackland for a very special virtual performance of 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO), a Hip Hopera created and performed by Jeghetto and co-written by Pierce Freelon, founder of Blackspace and Beat Making Lab, in reference to the Ackland’s site-specific installation by Intergalactic Soul, Project LHAXX. Jeghetto’s Afrofuturistic puppet show is set in a post-apocalyptic future with an original score by hip hop producer Hir-O. This show is suitable for audiences 10 and up. 3:30- 4:00 p.m. 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO) performance 4:00–4:30 p.m. Q &…

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