Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your French language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in French. All participants will receive a short French-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for…Find out more
Come and join European Horizons at Carolina for a night of lighthearted trivia, food, and the opportunity to win prizes! We will be finishing off the year with a competition where we will divide up into teams and play several rounds of Europe and EU-themed trivia. Whether you’re a trivia buff or a first time player, come out and enjoy some competition, with the opportunity…Find out more
This event is part of the Carolina Gender, War and Culture Project and Series. The millennial association of rape and war was challenged in 2001 when the ICTY decreed that rape in war constituted a crime against humanity. Although men in all parts of the world at war have not been dissuaded from attacking women and men sexually, their actions are now more likely to…Find out more
Join us for a panel discussion with Dr.s Branko Milanovic and Janet Gornick. High praise for their most recent books: “Continuing with his extraordinarily important work on the empirics of global inequality, Branko Milanovic in this book [Global Inequality] expands on that work to lay the basis for a more theoretical understanding of the evolution of inequality. . . Shall we live in the world…Find out more
All sessions on both Friday 4/21 and Saturday 4/22 are open to the public. All sessions except the Keynote Lecture will take place in Davis Library Room 214. Friday, April 21 10:30 Narratives of Injustice and Suffering Karen Uslin, (Rowan University), “Culture Under the Gallows: Reflections on Music from Terezin” Rachel Schaff, (University of Minnesota), “The Melodramatic Consciousness: Historicizing Pathos in Czech Holocaust Films”…Find out more
Access the workshop schedule here. In recent years, digital humanities [DH] has with much fanfare received the label of “the next big thing” in the humanities. The capacities of DH to facilitate new ways of gathering and analyzing data, interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with broader audiences seem evident. Yet the approach’s possibilities and limitations are contested. By asking “What is digital humanities?” and creating a…Find out more
This talk will examine the deep and often troubling change of Central European cities after the fall of state socialism by using Prague as its case. It will look specifically at following transformations: a collapse of traditional Prague-based manufacturing and relocation of labor force, the lack of socially affordable housing, the massive increase in automobile transport to the detriment of public transport, the radical change…Find out more
Sascha Auerbach, University of Nottingham, UK Please contact Ryan Branagan, rapporteur for the Transnational and Global History seminar, for the pre-circulated paper. Light refreshments provided. There will be free and ample parking in the basement parking level of the Center from 5pm, with elevators to the 3rd floor room.Find out more
The Goli otok (Barren island) labor camp was one of the best kept secrets in Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, over 13,000 genuine and alleged Stalin supporters were incarcerated and subjected to harsh treatment. Violence and hard labor were used in order to politically “re-educate” inmates. Several methods used in the camps, including a complex system of fictional self-management, make Goli otok…Find out more
Featuring Bud Kaufmann, Lecturer in Arabic Interested in polishing or refreshing your Arabic language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in Arabic. All participants will receive a short Arabic-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our…Find out more
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Whether you’ve never been to Europe before, or you’ve seen every capital from Dublin to Nicosia, there’s always something to learn about this dynamic continent. The vast majority of our events are open to the public, and we welcome community involvement! From freshmen, to senior researcher, to community member, you are welcome and we’d love to see you at one of our events on Contemporary Europe.
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