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Preserving endangered Islamic manuscripts

June 1, 2022

Scholars from the department of African, African American and diaspora studies and a University Libraries digitization specialist traveled to Senegal and Mali to preserve and digitize 6,000 pages of handwritten Islamic manuscripts.

A monumental visual history

March 14, 2022

Researchers working on a digital archive mark a major milestone by documenting over 1,000 historical monuments in all 100 North Carolina counties, painting a picture of the changing landscape of the state through physical objects.

Carolina Performing Arts announces ‘Southern Futures’

August 24, 2021

The initiative will produce new works, collaborations and research on social justice and racial equity in the American South with musician Rhiannon Giddens. Southern Futures is a collaborative initiative of the College, University Libraries, Carolina Performing Arts and The Center for the Study of the American South.

Savoring Southern apples

May 1, 2019

Digital research projects in a senior seminar in Southern studies illuminate the history, stories, locations and culture of Southern apples. Students at UNC-Chapel Hill are the first to explore a new collection of papers on Southern apples in the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library.

Learning from Frankenstein’s monster

June 15, 2018

When University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sophomore Caroline Alessandro showed up for the first day of English 295, “Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster,” she was expecting a typical English class. “I figured we’d be reading “Frankenstein,” analyzing it and maybe looking at some other versions,” she recalls.