April 3–5, 2019
This unique three-day summit of scholars and experts from across the country features a dynamic intersection between discussion, presentations, and exhibitions, grounded with practical site excursions. Beyond Despair intends to foster cooperation, impact the field of environmental humanities, and launch dialogue that has the potential to change how environmental issues are taught.
August 31–December 15, 2018
Reception & Curator Talk: September 20
An exhibition exploring North Carolina, its history, culture, and landscape, through the lens of disability. These works tell unique stories, using universal experiences or ideas, but presented in audacious ways—particularly based in the knowledge and creativity that disability brings to them.
Over the past four decades, Center lunches have offered a wonderful occasion for those who love the humanities to meet and discover their shared passions, and it's not uncommon for those kindred spirits to form deep and lasting relationships. Probably none, though, can match William and Jean Anne Leuchtenburg, who met and fell in love at the Center forty years ago when he was a Fellow and she was a new member of the NHC staff.
The NHC has launched the first in a new series of online courses for teachers exploring “Digital Literacy in the Classroom.” In this five-week online course, educators will explore digital literacy through a humanities lens, considering how media has evolved in the digital age, how its messages shape our citizenry, and how this understanding can be effectively conveyed in a classroom setting.
In the closing months of World War II and its aftermath, how did Italians come to terms with their recent history? How did they go about remembering and/or distancing themselves from the legacies of Fascism? In this scholarly conversation, Fellows Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi and Mia Fuller discuss how Italians contended with these questions.
Contemporary thinking in fields from political ethics to psychology has been shaped by the writings of Thomas Aquinas, but his model of the mind has been ignored or misunderstood by scholars. In this podcast, Fellow Thérèse Cory reminds us why Aquinas’ relevance extends across disciplines and centuries, and advocates putting him back into conversation with his scholarly influences.