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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (Map)
Story Lab's inaugural Certification Workshop will be an opportunity for practitioners from a wide array of professions, fields and disciplines to talk about, reflect upon, and critically engage with the phenomenon of storytelling. The morning session will feature a keynote from Jon Jarvis, former Director of the National Park Services, followed by a general discussion of Story Lab’s and the workshop’s aims; the afternoon will feature three break-out working group sessions, each focusing on a...Read More about Story Lab Certification Workshop
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (Map)
The mission of the National Park Service (NPS) is to steward over 400 places established specifically for their preservation and enjoyment by present and for future generations. Collectively, these places are the physical manifestations of the American narrative, from our desire to preserve great natural wonders, to the accurate telling of our complex history. Jon Jarvis, who served forty years with the NPS and the last eight as Director, will explore the deeper meaning behind these...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Jonathan Jarvis
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:45am
Location: Carpenter Room, 249 Rubenstein Library (Map)
This talk examines the question why narratives of virgin sacrifice feature prominently in didactic hexameter poems about the nature of the universe, specifically Lucretious's De rerum natura, Manilius's Astronomica, and Lorenzo Bonincontri's De rebus naturalibus et divinis II. The tragic and vivid accounts of the sacrifice of these maidens and the triumph of their respective heroes are programmatic and represent the symbolic ritual reenactment of the successful expurgation of society's evils...Read More about Narratives of Virgin Sacrifice in Ancient and Renaissance Poetry on the Nature of the Universe
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Friedl Building 225 (Map)
This talk focuses on the multiple artistic platforms employed by the group, 3canal, as they create spaces for the exploration of emancipatory expressions, histories, and futures. Dr. van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy considers parallels between the presentation of the idea of revolution in the productions of 3canal and th ewriting of the Trinidadian intellectual and activist, C.L.R. James. This is part of her book project Performing Revolution: Rapso Music and Postcolonial Politics of Liberation in...Read More about Rapso Music, Theater, and Masquerade in Trinidad
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Stories are everywhere: around, between, and in us. If the impulse for narrative and story is, as Roland Barthes suggested, “international, trans-historical, and transcultural,” then what might it mean to consider story from the most common human denominator of all: biology? James Wahlberg is completing Duke’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program with a final project entitled Story as Biology, in which he uses ethology, neuroscience, evolution, and close readings to consider the...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: James Walhberg, "Story as Biology"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Sienna R. Craig, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Dartmouth College, will speak about her current book project, The Ends of Kinship: Care and Belonging between Nepal and New York City. This ethnography asks how individuals, families, and communities navigate lives within and between the Himalayan region of Mustang, Nepal, and the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York. This talk will focus on questions of method and why she’s chosen to interweave fictional short stories with...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Sienna R. Craig
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Location: Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, 153 Rubenstein Library (Map)
Visiting Faculty Fellows hosted by Humanities Writ Large since 2011 return for a two-day conference to discuss the state of pedagogy and scholarship in the humanities from diverse angles. See the full schedule for details....Read More about Humanities at Large: Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: story Lab – C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
What do religion, television shows, and sporting events all have in common? They are all very interesting to people. Why do we find them so? You'd think that such a variety of phenomena would require a wide variety of explanations--but it turns out that the things people find compelling play on the same few psychological foundations in all of us. In this talk, Dr. Jim Davies, Associate Professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University, will describe Compellingness...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Jim Davies
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:30am
Location: Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room) (Map)
A showcase of projects from the past year that demonstrate Digital Scholarship Services’ mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Activities include lightning talks from project partners, moderated discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with...Read More about Digital Scholarship Services Showcase
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00am
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 (Map)
Duke's third annual Global Brazil Conference highlights three main themes–politics, nature, and culture–and showcases scholars from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Madison, Tulane University and Duke University. A series of panel discussions including students and faculty will expand upon lines of inquiry highlighted in the keynotes. The first session will focus on the increasing political and policy salience of race with a talk by the President elect of the Brazilian Studies...Read More about 2017 Global Brazil Conference