How do scholars become fascinated by their subjects? What is it like when they make a new discovery? How do the processes of research, analysis, writing, and teaching change their perspectives of the world?
Discovery and Inspiration: Conversations with Scholars explores these questions through a series of public discussions with leading scholars from the National Humanities Center and Brooke Andrade, director of the Center’s library. These informal dialogues will highlight the personal aspects of scholarship—how scholars became interested in specific fields of study, what fuels their passion for their subjects, about the larger questions that intrigue and perplex them, and the influence their scholarship has on their ways of thinking about and living in the world.
The Discovery and Inspiration series is presented in partnership with the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. For directions to the library and other event details, please visit chapelhillpubliclibrary.org. The series is made possible in part with support from TUCASI.