UNC Asheville Humanities Program

UNC Asheville Humanities Program The UNC Asheville Humanities Program aims to help develop world citizens of broad perspective who think critically and creatively, who communicate effectively, and who make educated and ethical decisions.

Operating as usual

Dr. Oliver Gloag, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies and regular contributor to the Humanities progra...
08/14/2020
Sartre vs Camus: Violence and force | Oliver Gloag » IAI TV

Dr. Oliver Gloag, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies and regular contributor to the Humanities program connects the Black Lives Matters movement with philosophers Frantz Fanon and Jean-Paul Sartre in this article written for the Institute of Arts and Ideas.

https://iai.tv/articles/sartre-vs-camus-violence-and-force-auid-1615?_auid=2020

Sartre's unfaltering support of anti-colonial movements, and his fearless condemnation of state sanctioned violence, have never been more prescient.

08/10/2020

The fall semester has started! Due to restrictions on large gatherings and for the heath and safety of all, the program has halted the common lecture series for this semester, but faculty and staff have been hard at work all summer to adapt the curriculum and provide new online resources for students. We look forward to sharing more with you in digital spaces and formats as we stay connected, even when remote.

Welcome back!

The Spring 2020 semester starts Monday, January 13! Did you know the common lectures for Humanities courses are listed o...
01/10/2020
Humanities Lectures – Humanities

The Spring 2020 semester starts Monday, January 13!

Did you know the common lectures for Humanities courses are listed on our website? You can view the schedules here:

https://humanities.unca.edu/meet-us/humanities-lectures/

These lectures are a weekly part of our Humanities courses. They are also free and open to the public.

Humanities LecturesDuring Spring and Fall semesters, the Humanities program has a lecture series for HUM 214, HUM 324, and HUM 414. These lectures are attended by all sections of each course, and serve to enhance the curriculum and create a shared experience throughout the separate sections.Humaniti...

Wanting to keep up with group lectures that the Humanities program offers? All the common lectures for Humanities course...
08/27/2019
Humanities Lectures – Humanities

Wanting to keep up with group lectures that the Humanities program offers?

All the common lectures for Humanities courses are listed on our website. You can view the schedules here:

https://humanities.unca.edu/meet-us/humanities-lectures/

These lectures are a weekly part of our Humanities courses. They are also free and open to the public.

Humanities LecturesDuring Spring and Fall semesters, the Humanities program has a lecture series for HUM 214, HUM 324, and HUM 414. These lectures are attended by all sections of each course, and serve to enhance the curriculum and create a shared experience throughout the separate sections.Humaniti...

HACK IT! DIY Divine tools was an art hack at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Hall during the first Asheville Mini Maker Faire, ...
04/30/2019

HACK IT! DIY Divine tools was an art hack at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Hall during the first Asheville Mini Maker Faire, 2019. The event was planned and run by Victoria Bradbury's New Media Advanced Interactive Design students with Leslee Johnson's HUM 124 class. This collaborative interdisciplinary hack allowed students to draw upon their knowledge of humanities and ancient cultures and combine it with technological objects (physical computing and sensors), allowing a diverse group of students to think critically while innovating ways to prototype tools that a god or goddess they have studied might be able to use.

The groups of hackers (NM420) and crafters (HUM124) created the "Pulse of Love" for Aphrodite, a tool to tell if someone is in love, "A Curse Detector Wand" for Enkidu, a wand that makes a shrill noise if you've been cursed, a technologically advanced bolas for the Hero Twins, Xbalanque and Hunapu, a technologically effective discuss thrower for Vishnu, and an offering sensor for the Buddha that lights up if your offering is acceptable, and then Buddha gives it back. At the end, an award ceremony presented participants with gold and silver medallions designed and 3-d printed by New Media students and faculty.

12/01/2018
UNC Asheville Humanities Program

Monday's HUM 324 lecture is the last for this semester. Join us for:

The Legacy of Modernity
Lecture by Professor Grace Campbell, Humanities Program

The UNC Asheville Humanities Program aims to help develop world citizens of broad perspective who think critically and creatively, who communicate effectively, and who make educated and ethical decisions.

11/30/2018
11/30/2018
Humanities 324 welcomes students back from Thanksgiving break with a lecture on Monday, November 26:African Modernity: T...
11/24/2018

Humanities 324 welcomes students back from Thanksgiving break with a lecture on Monday, November 26:
African Modernity: Temporality, Politics, and Epistemologies
Dr. Jeremias Zunguze, Department of Languages and Literatures

Lectures for Monday, November 19:WWIIDr. Eric Roubinek Remembering the HolocaustDr. Regine Criser
11/19/2018

Lectures for Monday, November 19:
WWII
Dr. Eric Roubinek
Remembering the Holocaust
Dr. Regine Criser

Humanities 414 Lecture for Friday, November 16: Hip-Hop's Early YearsLecture by Dr. Joseph Ewoodzie, Department of Socio...
11/15/2018

Humanities 414 Lecture for Friday, November 16:

Hip-Hop's Early Years
Lecture by Dr. Joseph Ewoodzie, Department of Sociology at Davidson University

UNC Asheville
11/15/2018
UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville

Thursday evening - two events focus on African-American culture: "Hip-Hop and Race," - a 5 p.m. talk in Karpen Hall by Joseph Ewoodzie, author of "Break Beats in the Bronx" - and then a 7 pm, the McIntosh County Shouters rock Lipinsky Auditorium. https://bit.ly/2zEo3MN

Humanities 214 lecture on Wednesday, November 14:Model Debate between Reformation and Counter-ReformationDr. Rodger Payn...
11/13/2018

Humanities 214 lecture on Wednesday, November 14:
Model Debate between Reformation and Counter-Reformation
Dr. Rodger Payne, Department of Religious Studies
Professor Gregory B. Lyon, Humanities Program

HUM 324 Lectures on Monday, November 12:New MathDr. Sam Kaplan, Department of MathematicsRelativityDr. James Perkins, De...
11/10/2018

HUM 324 Lectures on Monday, November 12:
New Math
Dr. Sam Kaplan, Department of Mathematics
Relativity
Dr. James Perkins, Department of Physics, and HUM 324 Coordinator

HUM 414 Lecture on Friday, November 9Global Art ChallengesDr. Eva Bares, Department of Art & Art History
11/07/2018

HUM 414 Lecture on Friday, November 9
Global Art Challenges
Dr. Eva Bares, Department of Art & Art History

HUM 214 Lecture on Wednesday, November 7:Hindustani Classical Music Performance by Kuntala RayCommentary by Dr. Keya Mai...
11/07/2018

HUM 214 Lecture on Wednesday, November 7:
Hindustani Classical Music Performance by Kuntala Ray
Commentary by Dr. Keya Maitra

HUM 324 Lecture for Monday, November 5:Drawing Lines: WWI and the Postwar RevolutionsDr. Eric Roubinek, Department of Hi...
11/03/2018

HUM 324 Lecture for Monday, November 5:
Drawing Lines: WWI and the Postwar Revolutions
Dr. Eric Roubinek, Department of History

HUM 414 Lecture on Friday, November 2The LGBTQ Movement Dr. Shawn Mendez, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
11/02/2018

HUM 414 Lecture on Friday, November 2
The LGBTQ Movement
Dr. Shawn Mendez, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Humanities 214 Lecture for Wednesday, October 31: The Body and DeathDr. Eva Bares, Department of Art/Art HistoryDr. John...
10/30/2018

Humanities 214 Lecture for Wednesday, October 31:
The Body and Death
Dr. Eva Bares, Department of Art/Art History
Dr. John Wood, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Humanities 324 Lecture for Monday, October 29: Modernism and Queer SensibilityDr. Lorena RussellThe Harlem RenaissanceDr...
10/27/2018

Humanities 324 Lecture for Monday, October 29:

Modernism and Queer Sensibility
Dr. Lorena Russell
The Harlem Renaissance
Dr. Dee James

Humanities 414 Lecture for Friday, October 26:ImmigrationDr. Alvis Dunn, Department of History
10/25/2018

Humanities 414 Lecture for Friday, October 26:
Immigration
Dr. Alvis Dunn, Department of History

Today's Humanities 214 Lecture is "Death and Dying in the Buddhist Tradition" with the Tibetan Monks visiting from Drepu...
10/24/2018

Today's Humanities 214 Lecture is "Death and Dying in the Buddhist Tradition" with the Tibetan Monks visiting from Drepung Loseling Monastery.

Join us at 11 AM in the Lipinsky Auditorium for this presentation.

ICYMI: Today's opening ceremony for the sand mandala with the Tibetan monks. They'll be on campus all week for their "Mystical Arts of Tibet" world tour. See the full schedule, including Thursday's concert details, here: https://www.unca.edu/events-and-news/event/mystical-arts-of-tibet-weeklong-residency-by-monks-of-the-drepung-loseling-monastery/

Students, be sure to add your personal touch to the community mandala (shown in the last photo), designed by the UNC Asheville Department of Art! It will also be available all week in Highsmith Union.

Humanities 324 Lecture on Monday, October 22:Music in the Modern WorldLecture by Dr. Michael Ruiz, Department of Physics
10/20/2018

Humanities 324 Lecture on Monday, October 22:
Music in the Modern World
Lecture by Dr. Michael Ruiz, Department of Physics

HUM 414 Lecture on Friday, October 19:Mass Incarceration in America: Two Wrongful Convictions on North Carolina’s Death ...
10/18/2018

HUM 414 Lecture on Friday, October 19:
Mass Incarceration in America: Two Wrongful Convictions on North Carolina’s Death Row; State v. Glenn Edward Chapman
Lecture by Dr. Pamela Laughon, Department of Psychology

Humanities 214 Lecture on Wednesday, October 17:Anne Conway on Substance and Universal SympathyDr. Andrew Arlig, Brookly...
10/16/2018

Humanities 214 Lecture on Wednesday, October 17:
Anne Conway on Substance and Universal Sympathy
Dr. Andrew Arlig, Brooklyn College

HUM 324 Lecture for Monday, October 15, 2018Islam and the Modern World: From the Ottoman Empire to the rise of the Repub...
10/14/2018

HUM 324 Lecture for Monday, October 15, 2018
Islam and the Modern World: From the Ottoman Empire to the rise of the Republic of Turkey
Dr. Rodger Payne, Department of Religious Studies

Humanities 414 Lecture on Friday, October 12: The African-American Freedom Struggle since World War IILecture given by A...
10/11/2018

Humanities 414 Lecture on Friday, October 12:
The African-American Freedom Struggle since World War II
Lecture given by Attorney James Ferguson of Ferguson, Chambers, and Sumter; Charlotte, NC.

HUM 214 Lecture for Wednesday, October 10:Encounters and Transmissions of KnowledgeDr. Grant Hardy, Department of Histor...
10/09/2018

HUM 214 Lecture for Wednesday, October 10:
Encounters and Transmissions of Knowledge
Dr. Grant Hardy, Department of History
Prof. Gregory B. Lyon, Humanities Program

HUM 414 Lecture for Friday, October 5:Race and PovertyDr. Megan Underhill, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
10/04/2018

HUM 414 Lecture for Friday, October 5:
Race and Poverty
Dr. Megan Underhill, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Tomorrow, storyteller David Novak will perform for Humanities 124 students. This event is open to the public! Please com...
10/01/2018

Tomorrow, storyteller David Novak will perform for Humanities 124 students. This event is open to the public! Please come to Lipinsky Hall on Tuesday, October 2 from 12-1 PM to see this performance.

Humanities 324 Lectures on Friday, October 1, 2018Indian Feminists and ModernityDr. Keya Maitra, Department of Philosoph...
09/29/2018

Humanities 324 Lectures on Friday, October 1, 2018

Indian Feminists and Modernity
Dr. Keya Maitra, Department of Philosophy

Modernity and Instability in 19th Century China
Dr. Grant Hardy, Department of History

Tomorrow's lecture for HUM 414: The Cold War EraDr. Sarah Judson, Department of History
09/27/2018

Tomorrow's lecture for HUM 414:
The Cold War Era
Dr. Sarah Judson, Department of History

September 26 for Humanities 214: Lecture on Christine de Pisan/Women in PhilosophyDr. Scott Williams, Department of Phil...
09/25/2018

September 26 for Humanities 214:
Lecture on Christine de Pisan/Women in Philosophy
Dr. Scott Williams, Department of Philosophy

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