Carolina Public Humanities

Point of Contact

Catherine Nichols '89
Senior Coordinator of Faculty Relations and Travel
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Catherine joined the Carolina Alumni staff in Sept. 2016. She loves connecting faculty with alumni and the community. As an alumna of UNC and native of Chapel Hill, she’s thrilled to represent UNC and the alumni community through her work. Catherine enjoys spending time on campus with her family and traveling at any opportunity. She also enjoys movies, biking and reading.

Carolina Alumni and Carolina Public Humanities are proud to partner on a variety of programs throughout the year. We encourage anyone interested in engaging, innovative lecturers and seminars to explore any of the upcoming events.

Visit, or call (919) 962-144, for complete program information, costs and discounts.

Humanities in Action at Flyleaf Books

The Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers eight programs focused on topics of critical importance to our state, country and the world. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues.  

Carolina Alumni members receive a $5 discount on single registrations, season passes are available

All programs are held in-person AND online as a Zoom webinar.

Weekend Seminars

Carolina Public Humanities is offering two seminar series this fall:


These half-day seminars feature two scholars who present around a chosen theme, followed by a lively facilitated conversation about resonant cultural and historical questions proposed by the day’s theme.


These all-day seminars feature three consecutive talks by an eminent scholar. Remarkable feats of teaching, these seminars provide in-depth explorations of a specific topic. Participants leave feeling full-to-the-brim with new knowledge and acumen. An optional lunch is available.

Carolina Alumni members save $15 on one Weekend Seminar a semester.

Distinguished Scholars Series – $125 to attend in person or $50 for virtual viewing. The optional lunch on Saturday is $20.

Dialogues Series – $65 to attend in person or $25 for virtual viewing.  No meal.

Carolina Public Humanities Event Calendar

Please visit the Carolina Public Humanities’ event calendar to see a full list of events.