The centerpiece of the North Carolina German Studies initiative are its Seminars, which usually take place six to seven times during the academic year at 569 Hamilton Hall, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Seminars provide scholars and students in North Carolina a chance to share and discuss their ongoing research. Junior faculty, senior faculty, and graduate students are all encouraged to present. The usual presentation format is a formal or informal lecture, but other presentation formats, for example panel discussions with two brief papers presenting different disciplinary views on a shared topic, are also welcome. In the academic year 2020-21 the NCGS seminars take place Online via Zoom.