Arts and Humanities

The Foundation offers a wide variety of cultural experiences through its well known Arts and Humanities Program.  The Foundation is able to offer these programs to the college faculty, staff and community in a variety of ways. Whether it’s a lecture on the Middle East or a trip to Gettysburg, the Foundation plans several informative and entertaining Arts and Humanities events each semester. Lectures, presentations and gala events are held at the college, while the weekend trips are hosted by individuals who make the historic location being visited come alive.  The Foundation has taken groups to Gettysburg, Richmond, Antietam, Philadelphia, Yorktown, Winston Salem, Asheville and many other locations.  If you are interested in learning more about our Arts and Humanities Program, please contact the Foundation office at 919-739-7022.  Or call the A & H voicemail for all the latest information: 919-739-7017.

Napoleon and His Legacy:  Warfare, Politics, and Culture 

Suggested reading list

Patrice Gueniffey, Bonaparte, 1769-1802 (English edition, translated from the French by Steven Rendall, Harvard U. Press, 2015).  Major new work by a leading French expert; recently described by some scholars as the best current study of Napoleon’s career.

Andrew Roberts, Napoleon, A Life (Viking Press, 2014).  Recent study by a popular English historian; generally viewed as highly sympathetic in its assessments of Napoleon’s career and legacy.  Readable and engaging.

David A. Bell, The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It (Houghton Mifflin, 2007). A compelling argument about the real legacy of Napoleonic warfare—total, unconditional, and national wars with mass impact on civilians.

David Chandler, The Campaigns of Napoleon (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995). The classic work in English on Napoleon by the recently deceased preeminent Napoleonic military scholar. It’s a 1000+ page tome, well-written and accessible.













The Arts and Humanities Brochure can also be downloaded in PDF form to be viewed and/or printed.