On Wednesday, April 30 at 3:00 pm on the front porch of the Love House and Hutchins Forum, four undergraduate interns with the Southern Oral History Program will share a live performance based on their collected oral histories from this spring semester. Their project focused on gay and lesbian student activism and life at UNC-Chapel Hill from the 1970s onward, and their interviewees shared many remarkable stories. Join us as they give voice to a sampling of individuals who had something to say about the past. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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In celebration of the 2014 conference of the U.S. branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, CSAS will host a free catered reception this Thursday evening with local favorites Bevel Summers. Here’s how ReverbNation describes the band:
Bevel Summers performs with the philosophy of quick draw pistoleer the Sundance Kid from the famed 60′s post-modern Western: “I’m better when I move.” Likening comparisons from Johnny Cash to The Wailers to Fleetwood Mac and back, the band’s choruses seem to burst through the confines of whatever hole-in-the-wall joint or basement they’re playing, and you might feel, for an instant, as if you’re on a back porch in the middle of the woods, the sounds of fiddle, summer crickets, lush harmonies, and the plink of guitar strings melding so effortlessly. At their core, these songs were borne of the blues, but in their live incarnation, Bevel Summers is joyful. This is what youth feels like — the highs and the lows, and the late nights full of whiskey and music in between.
If so, we invite you to take part in the first-ever “dissertation bootcamp” at the Center during the week of Spring Break. Participants will dedicate a block of time to writing each day. You’ll gain momentum on a project, make tangible progress, develop effective writing habits, and perform the often isolating task of “just writing” within a supportive community.
Graduate students who have begun the writing process will benefit the most. You should come prepared to produce and revise pages. Participation is free. We’ll meet Monday, March 10th through Friday, March 14th from 9:00 am–2:00 pm. Each session will include a half-hour break for lunch, discussion, and decompression.
Participants will have full access to the Center’s kitchen amenities (refrigerator, microwave, and coffee machine). Common areas can be used after the sessions for chatting, discussing work, and sharing writing. We regret that we can not provide free parking, but the Morehead Planetarium parking lot is two blocks away.
Space is limited, so spots in the bootcamp will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to email@example.com.