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Presentation by Sarah Carrier  “Does it come from Spain?”  The Influenza Pandemic hits Chapel Hill
Sunday, January 26
Presentation by Sarah Carrier “Does it come from Spain?” The Influenza Pandemic hits Chapel Hill  (Programs)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library
World War I required the complete transformation of Chapel Hill and the UNC campus into barracks and training grounds. At the height of war and disruption, the influenza pandemic hit. Voices and documents from the time period tell us the story of what it was like for those living in the Town of Chapel Hill to fight on two fronts: not just abroad in Europe, but also against a virulent virus at home. 
 
Sarah Carrier is the North Carolina Research and Instruction Librarian at Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. In this position she supports and facilitates scholarship about the history, people, and culture of North Carolina using special collections materials. She provides instruction to undergraduates and K-12 groups with a focus on primary source literacy. Her professional goals involve incorporating innovative pedagogical approaches to special collections instruction.
 



Presentation by Dr. Steve Davis, Archaeological Investigations in Hillsborough and on the UNC Campus
Sunday, February 23
Presentation by Dr. Steve Davis, Archaeological Investigations in Hillsborough and on the UNC Campus  (Programs)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting room B
Orange County has a rich history of human occupation spanning more than 12,000 years, and for more than 80 years, archaeologists from UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology have investigated many of the county’s archaeological sites through survey and excavation.  This talk will highlight work at four of these sites—two on Eno River near Hillsborough where the Occaneechi and ancestors of the Shakori tribe once lived, and two on the UNC Campus just off Franklin Street where privately-owned buildings were constructed during the early years of the University. 
 
Dr. Davis is Associate Director of UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology.  He received his BA from UNC in 1974 and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1986, and he has worked at UNC for the past 37 years.  During that time, much of his field research has focused on the Native American occupation of the central Carolinas over the last 1000 years and the impact of European colonization and settlement on the indigenous population.  He also has directed numerous excavations on the UNC Campus.