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K-12 Teachers ‘Taste’ the Middle East on Day-Long Study Tour

September 6, 2017

On August 15, 2017, teachers from across North Carolina sampled halva, ful medammas and baklava; spoke with a Palestinian restaurant owner; visited a Middle Eastern grocery store; and braided challah bread—all in the Triangle. The third annual “Connecting the Middle … Read more

K-12 Teachers Learn about the Silk Road in Day-Long Workshop

April 27, 2017

Throughout history, communication routes and paths of trade have linked East and West, along which goods, knowledge, ideas, cultures and beliefs have been exchanged. On Saturday, April 8, 31 educators from across North Carolina traveled to the University of North … Read more

Carl Ernst Wins Global Humanities Translation Prize

April 3, 2017

The Global Humanities Initiative (GHI), in partnership with Northwestern University Press (NUP), has announced the winners of its inaugural Global Humanities Translation Prize. The $5,000 prize is awarded for a translation-in-progress of a non-Western literary or scholarly text; it honors … Read more

Conference to Explore Islam and Religious Identity, Oct. 14-16

October 10, 2016

The inextricable link between religion and culture will be explored in a multidisciplinary conference on “Islam and Religious Identity: The Limits of Definition” on Oct. 14-16 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recognizing that there is no … Read more