Events Archive

HWL Related Events

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: StoryLab, Smith Warehouse Bay 4 (Map)
What is possible when we acknowledge how much stories matter; that we are all storytellers and storybearers across many facets of our lives? Jehanne M Gheith, an Associate Professor in the Slavic Department and in the Program in Education and a clinical social worker with Duke Hospice, will offer an interactive talk focused on how we tell stories, when stories tell us, and how we can strengthen our storytelling skills through conscious attention to listening....Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Jehanne Gheith
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: Story Lab, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse ()
Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College and Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow, will speak as part of the Scholars and Storytelling series in Story Lab.  His goal this year at Duke is to bring contemporary philosophy together with sound and narrative storytelling.  In this lunchtime discussion he will play some clips from the work he has done so far to show how even very complex philosophical topics come alive, and can sound riveting, when you pair them with...Read More about Philosophy through Sound and Stories
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
Location: Baldwin Auditorium (Map)
Project Orfeo is a concert of words and music inspired by Richard Powers’ novel "Orfeo." The program includes Olivier Messiaen's epic Quartet for the End of Time, composed in a German prison camp during World War II, as well as a new piece by Duke faculty composer Scott Lindroth.  In between movements Powers will read excerpts from his novel. The event is co-sponsored by Duke University's Department of Music and the ...Read More about Project Orfeo: A concert of words and music inspired by Richard Powers’ novel Orfeo
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: Location TBA (Map)
The first event in this year-long seminar series is an introduction and general meeting. The series will offer discussions of the ways that the humanities and other disciplines have conceptualized conflicts as well as opportunities to play and analyze various applied games that simulate conflict situations. Future events will feature guest speakers from various fields in the humanities and game design. Please email Leo Ching if you are interested in being a...Read More about Conflict Modeling and Games: Introduction
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room) (Map)
Eight undergraduate students who participated in this summer's inaugural Duke History Revisited program will share highlights from their research into Duke University's history. Following the presentation, enjoy refreshments and conversation. The following students participated in Duke History Revisited: Nina Chen, "Finding a Home for Tricky Dicky: the Nixon-Duke Presidential Library Controversy" Hayley Farless, "Right to Access: A History of the Duke University Abortion Loan Fund" Elizabeth...Read More about Duke History Revisited Undergraduate Research Presentations
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am
Location: Jones Open Lab, The Edge, Bostock Library (Map)
Duke University Libraries is hosting a Project Fair to provide an opportunity for librarians and library staff to pitch, discover, and join projects.  Faculty are invited to submit projects that would lend themselves to adding library staff as team members.  Click here to submit a project idea for the Project Fair.  ...Read More about Project Fair
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chemistry (Map)
Community-based activities affect student engagement, motivation, understanding, and retention of course content, and we have firsthand evidence of this in our language courses. We have seen what it means when our students “look in” and “listen in”. We invite you to join us for an informal overview of key community-based activities we have implemented in four advanced Spanish courses at Duke: Spanish 305: Spanish...Read More about Looking In and Listening In
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Please join us for an “Academic Futurology” discussion with current Duke postdoctoral fellows in the humanities on the rich and various ways in which they have contributed to intellectual and institutional life at Duke....Read More about Postdocs in the Humanities
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: The Edge Workshop Room (Map)
Are you curious about digital humanities but don’t know where to begin your explorations? Were you inspired by the Conversations in the Digital Humanities showcase event last Fall and thinking about plans for next year?  Do you have a project in mind but would like advice from experts on campus? Want to meet and greet other people interested in DH at Duke? If so, join in a presentation/discussion that will feature staff and faculty from across campus who will share several sample projects and...Read More about Digital Humanities Sampler Platter
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: East Duke 209 ()
A talk by Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University. Weaver is broadly interested in understanding racial inequality in the United States, how state policies shape citizenship, and the political causes and consequences of the growth of the criminal justice system in the United States. This is the final lecture of a series organized by the Humanities Writ Large Emerging network...Read More about No Name in the Polity: The Carceral State and Black Citizenship