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August 22, 2018
Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora features select Persian artwork and artifacts that provide a glimpse into a culture that has cultivated an extensive legacy of art over the past 5,000 years. Many art forms have flourished through the millennia, including architecture, calligraphy, miniature painting, weaving, pottery, metalworking and sculpture. This exhibition explores Persian art through objects of everyday use borrowed from Iranian community members in North Carolina, as well as select reproductions from the Ackland Art Museum’s collection dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Reminders of Home examines the historical and cultural significance of Persian art for the lives of Iranian families both in North Carolina and Iran.
Many items in the exhibition were created in Iran and brought to North Carolina by members of the Iranian community and serve to reinforce the connection between the diaspora and their homeland and to preserve cultural traditions. Interviews with the Iranian community in North Carolina demonstrate how art can gain nuanced meanings in new settings while also providing reminders of home.
A free public reception celebrating the exhibition will take place on September 21, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The reception will feature welcoming remarks and a performance, Folk Music of Iran. Additional information about the opening reception can be found here.
Reminders of Home will be on display at the FedEx Global Education Center from August 22 to December 8, 2018.
The FedEx Global Education Center, located at 301 Pittsboro Street in Chapel Hill, is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on select Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The exhibition is hosted by UNC Global and is organized by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and Global Relations, in collaboration with the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina.
Additional support is provided by the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Global Initiatives; Department of Art; Department of Asian Studies and the Persian Studies program; Department of Classics; Department of Music; and the Duke Islamic Studies Center.
Exhibition contact: Ingrid Smith, manager of events and exhibitions, UNC Global, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global, email@example.com, 919.962.4504.
October 20, 2018
The civil war in Syria is one of the most complex conflicts in the Middle East, and few outsiders understand its origins or its wide-ranging effects on the people who live there. This special Dialogues seminar will examine the historical causes of the devastating Syrian violence and give particular attention to the plight of refugees who have fled the country or struggled with the massive internal displacements that have shattered Syrian communities and families. A distinguished historian of the Middle East will join a Syrian- American with personal knowledge of the refugee crisis to help us understand recent events and the human costs of the Syrian war.
For more information on the speakers and the seminar, visit the event page.
October 26, 2018
The Hindu Yuva group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ready to celebrate Diwali Night 2018. Please buy tickets online or with cash. Come out and enjoy food, arts, celebration and sparklers. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to celebrate and have fun!
October 27, 2018
Standing at the crossroads of five languages and a matching number of literary traditions (English, French, German, Italian and Russian), Vladimir Nabokov experienced translation on a level unattainable to the majority of his predecessors, presaging and influencing our modern understanding of the indispensability of linguistic and cultural interconnection.
Yet while the controversy stirred by his rendition of Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin and the methodology of “literalism” he applied therein forever changed the way we conceive of translation today, the totality of his work in translation remains the least appreciated and understood area of Nabokov’s creative enterprise.
To address this omission, Julie Loison-Charles of the University of Lille, France and Stanislav Shvabrin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are jointly organizing a two-part transatlantic symposium (in Lille and Chapel Hill) dedicated to exploring Nabokov’s legacy as translator and translation theorist.
For more information, visit the event page.
November 10, 2018
This seminar presented by the Carolina Public Humanities will explore the Korean War (1950-1953. The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans, and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war veterans.
For more info, please visit: https://humanities.unc.edu/event/korean-war-legacies-in-the-us-asia/
The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war veterans.
For more details on topics and speakers for this event, please visit the Carolina Public Humanities event page.