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  • DataRescue RTP

DataRescue RTP

Please join us June 10 & 11 for DataRescue RTP, an event organized by DataRescue Chapel Hill and the NHC. DataRescue RTP aims to preserve online government data related to housing and education programs. We are focusing on datasets identified as being at high risk for removal from online public access. While the Internet Archive has preserved copies of many government websites, it is unable to archive datasets. DataRescue events are a key piece in ensuring that these datasets are copied. The Internet Archive, DataRefuge and a consortium of research libraries hold these copies and keep them available for public access.

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  • National Humanities Center Selects New VP for Scholarly Programs

National Humanities Center Selects New VP for Scholarly Programs

  • June 7, 2017

The NHC has announced the appointment of Tania Munz as VP for Scholarly Programs, effective August 1, 2017. Munz comes to the Center having most recently served as VP for Research & Scholarship at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, MO, where she oversaw the library's fellowship program and managed its collection of over half a million monograph volumes and more than 48,000 journal titles. She previously held research and teaching positions at Northwestern University & the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

  • National Humanities Center Welcomes Three New Staff Members

National Humanities Center Welcomes Three New Staff Members

  • April 27, 2017

The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its staff: Olympia Friday, Lynn Miller, and Julie Ungaro. "Olympia, Lynn, and Julie are not only seasoned professionals but warm and interesting people whose skills and knowledge are certain to make the Center an even stronger institution," said Robert Newman, President and Director of the Center.

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Podcasts See all

  • David Christian, “Big History: Between Nothing and Everything”

David Christian, “Big History: Between Nothing and Everything”

  • June 21, 2017

Since the early modern era, history has been largely viewed through an anthropocentric lens, skewing towards the involvement of humans. David Christian (NHC Fellow 2006-07) flips this narrative by zooming out to see history—specifically, Big History—on a larger scale, measured by geological and cosmological time. Bringing together fields as seemingly disparate as cosmology, anthropology, and geology, Big History offers what Christian calls “a unifying origin story” that explains our origin and place in the universe, bridging the humanities with the social sciences.

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  • <em>Conversation</em>: Dr. Robert Newman

Conversation: Dr. Robert Newman

  • August 2, 2017

In this wide-ranging interview with ​​Conversation host Mitchell Lewis, NHC​ ​President Robert D. Newman discusses the significance of the humanities in everyday life, the enduring importance of humanities scholarship, and the mission of the National Humanities Center to advance humanities research, teaching, and public engagement. This program originally aired on UNC-TV's NC Channel, June 27, 2017.

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