The Institute for the Arts and Humanities serves as UNC-Chapel Hill’s faculty home for interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration. The IAH supports its mission through its commitment to three interrelated areas of faculty life: scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. The IAH podcast features in-depth conversations with Fellows. The owl tops Hyde Hall, our Franklin Street home.
Episode 133: Examining Biblical Texts with Assistant Professor Hugo Mendez
Assistant professor of religious studies Hugo Mendez (FFP '22) discusses his research in his recent book projects: one exploring the role of St. Stephen in early Christian communities, and the most recent examining the biblical books of John. He also describes his fellowship experiences – at the IAH and at the National Humanities Center – and how they provided the needed time and interdisciplinary connections to work on his current book.
International Collaborative Research with Associate Professor Andrea Bohlman
Andrea Bohlman is an associate professor of music who received a 2023 Summer International Collaborative Research Grant from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Part of Bohlman’s research examined the consent and politics of sound and sound-recordings, and she collaborated with colleagues at Polish universities. In the podcast, she talks about her research and the impact of the $20,000 grant.
Episode 131: The Women of NOW with historian Katherine Turk
Historian Katherine Turk (FFP ’21) discusses her new book, The Women of NOW: How Feminists Built an Organization that Transformed America (The Macmillan Group). She shares the history of the National Organization for Women, and on three leaders who helped shape the organization.
Episode 130: When the Swelling Goes Down with Actor, Playwright Samuel Ray Gates
Actor and playwright Samuel Ray Gates (FFP ’22) talks about his Faculty Fellowship experience, where he continued his work on his one-person show, When the Swelling Goes Down. Gates shares the themes of the show, the writing process, and the ways comedy can be used to explore and heal through difficult issues.
Recorded in spring 2023.
Episode 129: Digital Humanities, Game Studies, and International Collaborations with Courtney Rivard
Recorded in spring 2023, Courtney Rivard, a 2023 fellow in the Tyson Academic Leadership Program, discusses her work as Director of the digital literacy and communications lab at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also shares recent projects in digital humanities, gaming studies, and a book that she worked on during her spring 2022 Faculty Fellowship.
Episode 128: Kenneth Janken on Bringing the Wilmington Ten to the Public's Attention
African, African American and diaspora studies professor Kenneth Janken received the 2022 George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow. On March 23, 2023, he received the award and delivered a lecture, "Bringing the Wilmington Ten to the Public's Attention: One Historian's Experience in Public Humanities.” Before his lecture, he sat down to talk about his research, public reaction to the case, and his Fellowship experiences.
If you want to listen to smart professors talk about their fascinating work in a variety of disciplines, this podcast is for you.
Really interesting and insightful interviews.
Enriching--good food for thought
Love listening to these podcasts--they introduce me to a variety of faculty and their many areas of expertise and perspectives. I always feel like I learn something new. Definitely good food for thought. And it has expanded my "to read" list!