Carolina Public Humanities

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Catherine Nichols '89
Senior Coordinator of Faculty Relations and Travel
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Catherine joined the GAA 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.

The General Alumni Association 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

This fall promises to be a contentious election season, and the Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers six programs focused on topics of critical importance to our country and the world. The last session will feature a community-engaged discussion on the important mid-term state and national elections. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues.  

GAA members receive a $5 discount on single registrations, $25 on season passes

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

Weekend Seminars

This semester, choose from three types of weekend seminars:

  • Speaker and Salon Series – half-day series features a mid-morning lecture followed by facilitated table discussions over lunch.  The meal is included in the registration fee.
  • Dialogues Series – Half-day seminars feature two scholars whose presentations lead into a dialogic conversation on a relevant cultural or historical subject.  A meal is not included in the registration fee.
  • Distinguished Scholar Series – All-day Adventures in Ideas seminar features three talks by a distinguished scholar who provides an in-depth exploration of a specific topic.  An optional lunch is available.

GAA members save $15 on one Weekend Seminar a semester.

Speaker and Salon Series – $65, includes meal

Dialogues Series – $65 in-person; $50 virtual – no meal

Distinguished Scholar Series – $125 in-person, $75 virtual, optional lunch $20

Carolina Public Humanities Event Calendar

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