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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
Nominated for an Oscar (Best Foreign-Language Film), Land of Mine takes place in May 1945. At the end of the Second World War, young German prisoners of war are faced with the task of removing 45,000 land mines from the Danish coast. In German and Danish with English subtitles. This screening is sponsored by a CFE grant and offers a preview for the fall 2017…Find out more
Murat Sevinç // Professor of Constitutional Law Banu Gökarıksel // Associate Professor of Geography, UNC Cemil Aydin // Associate Professor of History, UNC Didem Turkoglu // PhD Candidate, Sociology, UNC Thursday, April 27th / 5:15pm / GEC 1005Find out more
Ellen Ross (Lewis P. Jones Visiting Prof., Wofford College) This is not a pre-circulated paper. Light refreshments from 4:45pm. There will be free and ample parking in the basement parking level of the Center from 5pm, elevator to the 1st floor. This session is co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar on Transnational and Global History and the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.Find out more
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
Join Michael Newton, Technology Lead for the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on May 17 for Humanities Happy Hour. During this free casual event, Dr. Newton will discuss Scottish culture and heritage in North Carolina. Come raise a glass with one of Carolina’s finest faculty. Free snacks and a little bit of knowledge! Sponsored by the UNC…Find out more
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