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Carolina Public Humanities


August 2019

Italian Language Lunch

August 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Students gather during language lunch

Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join Carolina faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve your seat! The cost is $25 and includes…

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September 2019

Cinema School: ‘Boas Maneiras’ (Brazil, 2017)

September 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Chelsea Theater, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

This fall, take a cinematic trip around the world with Mornings at the Movies! Join insightful Carolina foreign language scholars as they share their favorite films. All screenings begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with a discussion with the scholar. Boas Maneiras (Brazil, 2017) is directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra. Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop…

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Notre Dame Cathedral and French Culture: The Meaning of a National Monument

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
“Divergence,” France Tischan Wade ’17

The great fire in the famous Notre Dame Cathedral badly damaged a great Parisian monument, but it seemed to affect French national identity almost as profoundly as it damaged the church itself. How does the history of this iconic cathedral embody the complexity of French culture and national memory? This question shapes the themes of this seminar, which will explore the significance of Notre Dame in French architectural history, political culture, literary works and musical traditions. Drawing on diverse scholarly…

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