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September 2014

Fish and an Ish! Photo Exhibit and Down East Fish Fry

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Love House & Hutchins Forum for the opening reception of our fall art exhibit, “An Eye For Mullet,” co-sponsored by UNC Press and the Department of American Studies. These photographs, taken in a North Carolina mullet camp by Charles A. Farrell in 1938, were collected and curated by historian David S. Cecelski for an annotated photo essay that appears in the forthcoming issue of Southern Cultures. “Our world today is so different than that of only…

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Tell About the South: Ted Shaw

September 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us at the Love House and Hutchins Forum for a lunchtime discussion with Ted Shaw, Director of UNC’s Center for Civil Rights. Shaw serves as the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC School of Law, where he teaches Civil Procedure and Advanced Constitutional Law. Before joining the faculty of UNC Law School, Professor Shaw taught at Columbia University Law School from 2008-2014. During that time he was also “Of Counsel” to the law firm of…

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Hutchins Lecture by David Hurst Thomas

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room,
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Our first Hutchins lecture of the 2014-15 lecture series, titled “Romance and Reality in the Deep South’s Mythical Mission Past: How We Found the Lost Spanish Mission on St. Catherines Island,” will address the nostalgia and romance that has long surrounded the Franciscan and Jesuit missions across America. From San Francisco through the Southwest to the American South, mainstream American history has constructed and perpetuated an idealized, romanticized version of the Spanish mission – complete with Mission Revival architectural styles…

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Music on the Porch: Open the Door for Three

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us on the porch for an exciting performance by Open the Door for Three! The trio, self-described as a “road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians,” consists of Liz Knowles, Pat Broaders, and Kieran O’Hare. Liz has also assembled an impressive CV as a solo performer, appearing with the New York Pops, Cherish the Ladies, and the Celtic Legends. This performance, which is free and open to the public, was made possible through the NEA-funded Black and Global…

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Tell About the South: Kathleen DuVal

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Kathleen DuVal, Associate Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill. DuVal’s talk, titled “Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast in the American Revolution,”  focuses on the Revolutionary War on the Gulf Coast. There, Spaniards, Britons, Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Acadians, enslaved and free African Americans, and others—but not American revolutionaries—took advantage of the war to forward their own ambitions. Based on her research for a forthcoming book by the same title, “Independence…

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Music on the Porch: UNC Student Jazz Combo

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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October 2014

Tell About the South: Frank Baumgartner

October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Frank R. Baumgartner, the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Baumgartner is co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence, and since coming to Carolina he has researched the death penalty’s demise nationally as well as in North Carolina.  With colleagues Isaac Unah (Political Science) and Seth Kotch (American Studies), he is working on a book tentatively titled A…

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Music on the Porch: Joe Troop & Diego Sánchez

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

When self-described “North Carolina-born banjoist, fiddler, singer-songwriter and nomad” Joe Troop graduated from UNC and moved to Buenos Aires, says his bandmate Diego Sánchez, “he ruined everything.” Before that, Sánchez had claimed to be “the only banjo player in Argentina.” Now the acoustic world-music duo is returning stateside for their first U.S. tour, funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign. Join us on the porch at the Love House for a blend of traditional North Carolina and Latin American music,…

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Hutchins Lecture: Rebecca J. Scott

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room,
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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In her Hutchins Lecture, titled “Tracing Atlantic Revolutions: One Family’s Itinerary,” Professor Scott will talk about the research that went into the writing of her recent book (coauthored with Jean M. Hébrard) Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard UP, 2012; paperback, August 2014), which traces one family’s interaction with law and official documents across five generations.  The story begins in West Africa with the enslavement of a woman named Rosalie, then follows her to the French Caribbean…

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