Another Year of the Dead

In the Summer of 1989, UNCG offered a set of two sociology classes, applied research and social theory, focused on the study of the Grateful Dead community. The instructor, a photographer, a film crew, two graduate assistants, and 21 students went on tour that summer and made history (see The Illustrated Trip by Blair Jackson, the Congressional Record, and numerous media outlets).

For UNCG it was the Year of the Dead.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, almost 30 years later, UNCG will host a series of events celebrating the legacy of the Grateful Dead. Hence for UNCG it will be Another Year of the Dead. The events include showing The Long Strange Trip, the Grateful Dead Documentary Series, with two of each of the six episodes shown on three occasions; a curated Psychedelic Counter-Culture Art Exhibition; a performance of a UNCG Grateful Dead cover band; Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads, a photographic exhibit; UNCG Dead Scholars Unite!, a day of scholarly presentations focused on the Grateful Dead and their fans; and a semester-length online course focused on the Grateful Dead Legacy.

Contact another.year.of.the.dead@uncg.edu for more information as plans unfold.


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February 2019

Psychedelic Counter-Culture Art Exhibit

February 4
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 9, 2019

New Revolution Art Revelation February 4-9, 2019 Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Opening and Comments from curators Emily Edwards and Lisa Goble: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm at UNCG's Greensboro Project Space 219 W. Lewis St. Greensboro, NC 27406 http://www.greensboroprojectspace.com/projects/new-revolution-art-revelation “Revolution is an art, and like all arts, it has its laws.” Leon Trotsky Or maybe art should have no laws. The 1960s youth art was a celebration of human rights, a sustainable environment,…

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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (parts III and IV)

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Screening and discussions of the Grateful Dead documentary. November 16, 6:30 PM Parts I and II with discussion led by Dr. Richard Barton, Department of History February 8, 6:30 PM Parts III and IV, discussion let by Dr. Rebecca Adams, Gerentology/Social Work April 26, 6:30 PM Parts V and VI of the Grateful Dead documentary, discussion led by director Amir Bar-Lev

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Exploring the Limits of Music: UNCG’s Grateful Dead Cover Band

February 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Crown at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S Greene St
Greensboro, 27401 United States

The counter culture music scene was one of the most influential elements of the 1960s, and the Grateful Dead embody the spirt of the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant 1960’ counterculture. Their unique sound sprang from an eclectic blend of influences: bluegrass, folk ballads, R & B, free-form jazz, classical, and jug band. Members of the UNCG community, who auditioned for a role in the Grateful Dead Cover Band, will perform at the Crown, located upstairs in the Carolina Theatre…

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March 2019

Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads

March 1 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until April 30, 2019

Tate Street Coffee House, 334 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403, USA, 101 Tate St
Greensboro, NC United States

During the months of March and April, 2019, UNCG will host a photographic exhibit, Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads at Tate Street Coffee House. A closing reception, open to the public, will be held on April 27, 2019, 6pm-8pm. Rebecca Adams, the UNCG professor who took a class on tour with the Grateful Dead in the Summer of 1989, and Lena Rodriguez-Gillet, LDR Galleries, will co-curate this exhibit. The work of Lloyd Wolf, a DC-area photographer who accompanied…

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April 2019

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (parts V and VI)

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Screening and discussions of the Grateful Dead documentary. November 16, 6:30 PM Parts I and II with discussion led by Dr. Richard Barton, Department of History February 8, 6:30 PM Parts III and IV, discussion let by Dr. Rebecca Adams, Gerentology/Social Work April 26, 6:30 PM Parts V and VI of the Grateful Dead documentary, discussion led by director Amir Bar-Lev

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Dead Scholars Unite! A Day of Scholarly Presentations on the Grateful Dead and Deadheads

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elliott University Center, 507 Stirling St, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA, 501 Stirling St
Greensboro, NC United States

Since the Summer of 1989 when a class of UNCG students went on tour with the Grateful Dead, UNCG professors, alumni, students, and staff have continued to have a scholarly interest in the Grateful Dead and their fans. On April 27, 2019, 10 am-5 pm, in the Elliott University Center, UNCG will host UNCG Dead Scholars Unite! A Day of Scholarly Presentations on the Grateful Dead and Deadheads. Presenters will include members of the class that went on tour with…

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