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Carolina Public Humanities Seminar • Alexander and Catherine: ‘Greats’ and Their Empires

October 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

What makes a leader “great?” Join us for a review of two charismatic and important figures in world history, Alexander of Macedon and Catherine of Russia, both of whom share the superlative. These leaders conquered territory, consolidated power, and left large political and cultural legacies in their wake. This Dialogues Seminar will examine their lives in parallel to identify important similarities while placing them in the contexts of their very different time periods.

How (and when) Alexander Became Great — Fred S. Naiden, Professor of History and the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense

Catherine the Great — Louise McReynolds, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of History

“Greats” and Their Empires — A panel discussion with the speakers


9:00 am-12:30 pm, Saturday, October 30.

The tuition is $65 to attend in person or $50 for virtual viewing. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.  For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $32.50. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.

In collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities. For more information, click here.


October 30, 2021
9:00 am - 12:30 pm