Skip to main content

View a list of departments in fine arts & humanities.


Patricia Parker named next director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Patricia Parker has been named the next director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Her four-year term will begin July 1.

Photo shows a black and white pic of Jane Austen on a purple background with the words "Virtually Yours" at the top.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ in the pandemic

Energized by a lively series on “Race and the Regency,” “Bridgerton” buzz and an interactive murder mystery, the Jane Austen Summer Program makes its virtual debut.

Joey Lancellotti pitching in 2019. (Photo submitted by Joey Lancellotti)

Tar Heel pitcher turns a class project into an inspirational song

Joey Lancellotti, a Carolina senior and a pitcher on the Tar Heels baseball team, turned a class project into a song that conveys the stories of pediatric cancer survivors from UNC Children’s Hospital.

Photo of Emily Sferra

Arts Everywhere Featured Fellow: Emily Sferra

Emily Sferra splits her time between studying the writings of 19th-century British women writers, teaching classes, and working closely with PlayMakers Repertory Company as a part of her Arts Everywhere fellowship.

Flyer for Bekah Brunstetter's play The Cake: photo shows a wedding cake.

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces two new play commissions

Commissions will launch PlayMakers’ @PLAY new works development program, which focuses on adding more women’s voices and experiences to the American theater.

Portraits in a collage of UNC students with their respective art disciplines taken on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pictured from left to right are Phuong Nguyen, a first-year master's of fine arts major, Will Lowder, a senior English major, AhDream Smith, a first-year master's of fine arts major, Maria Manning, a first-year neuroscience and music major, Savannah Midgette, a junior studio art major, and Lucas Pruitt, a junior media and journalism major. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

A creative outlet

Over the past year, as they navigated isolation and stress, these Tar Heels turned to something they can control and lose themselves in: art.

Stephen Anderson at the piano

Writing a new arrangement of a classic festival

The Carolina Jazz Festival will look a little different this year, but will contain the same spark and vibrancy. The festival will kick off with two livestreamed concerts: the UNC Faculty Jazz Concert on Feb. 18 and the UNC Jazz Combo Concert on Feb. 19.