Humanities: Creating Leaders, Leading Creators

The liberal arts cover a breadth and depth of knowledge, enabling students to thrive in any discipline. But at Carolina, they’re more than just a springboard. Thanks to one of the most respected liberal arts research programs in the country, our students discover their life’s passion, and our professors advance their life’s work.

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    Geoffrey Sayre-McCord is presented the Thomas Jefferson Award by Chancellor Kevin Guskewicz

    Bringing Philosophy to Life

    Thomas Jefferson Award honors faculty who applies philosophy to life

    Portraits of Lyneise Williams and Uredo Agada

    Partnership and Perspective

    Collaboration brings new insights for student and faculty member

    Suzy Lagunas digs on site

    Good Golly, Galilee

    Specialists and students uncovered precious mosaics in an ancient synagogue

    Alex Richardson stands behind a window that reads Parr Center for Ethics

    Bringing Ethics Out of the Classroom

    The National High School Ethics Bowl is a beloved event - whether virtual or in-person

    Camara sits in front of digitized Pulaar manuscripts

    Preserving Pulaar Poetry

    A Carolina team documented and cataloged 6,000 pages of fragile Senegalese Islamic manuscripts

    Maya Lin lectures in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, located in the FedEx Global Center

    Art, Architecture and Memorials

    This year’s Frey Lecture offered fascinating insight into an artist’s oeuvre