Events Archive

HWL Related Events

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: Center for Documentary Studies ()
Yvonne Welbon's Sisters in Cinema archive is one of the largest single collections of African American women's media production in the United States. At an event at CDS, Welbon, a 2013-14 Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke, will talk about the origins and contents of the archive and present one of the first public viewings of its holdings. The archive includes over one hundred hours of videotaped interviews and...Read More about Finding My Sisters In Cinema: Yvonne Welbon's Archive of African American Women's Media Production
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse ()
The keynote speaker of this symposium, Professor Werner Sollors of Harvard University, will be giving a talk entitled “Are You Occupied Territory? Black G.I.s in Fiction of the American Occupation of Germany after World War II.” There will also be talks from Michelle Wright of Northwestern University ("Off the Beaten Path: Theorizing Blackness outside the Middle Passage Epistemology") and Michelle Eley of North Carolina State University ("Bringing New Perspectives of the Black Diaspora to the...Read More about From Harlem to Hamburg and Back Again
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
Location: Rubenstein 318, Perkins Library ()
When most people think of maps and books they immediately imagine maps, or atlases. Yet maps illustrate and contribute to a larger argument in books of all kinds, including histories, geographies, travel accounts, and novels. Beyond atlases, maps are often studied or collected as individual items, or "sovereign" maps, in the words of French scholar Christian Jacob. This discussion dethrones the sovereign map, asking what changes theoretically and curatorially when we think about maps as “bound...Read More about Bound Images: Maps in Books, 1500-1850
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8:30am
Location: The Franklin Center ()
A day-long workshop that will explore how film, graffiti, rap, poetry, and street art have flourished at the intersection of religion (specifically Middle Eastern Islam) and revolution, transforming not only the social and political landscape, but also the human sensorium. In the evening, the Duke Coffeehouse will host a dance party and music jam featuring music from the recent revolutions in the Arab World. The workshop will explore: How does this cultural production help breathe new life into...Read More about Islamic Media: Sense and Sensation Workshop
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:00pm
Location: Great Hall, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education ()
A discussion hosted by Visiting Faculty Fellow Ralph J. Savarese. How might blindness and bipolar disorder be understood as acceptable forms of difference, not conditions to be pathologized and lamented? How might they contribute to the literary arts? Come listen to two celebrated authors, Stephen Kuusisto and Susanne Antonetta, read from their work and discuss these questions.    ...Read More about The Difference that Disability Makes: A Reading and Panel Discussion
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:00am
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse ()
Duke's Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory is sponsoring a symposium April 12th, 2013, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in the FHI Garage. The goal of the symposium is to contextualize—both historically and in terms of science studies methodologies—the models of the “brain” and of “economics” that underwrite the recent emergence of “Neuroeconomics.” This event is open to all members of the Duke community and the wider public....Read More about Symposium on Neuroeconomics
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:30am
Location: Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse ()
The Haiti Lab will be hosting a conference on international relief efforts in Haiti, organized by Visiting Faculty Fellow Joshua Nadel and the students in his Duke-NCCU class "The Haiti Project." The event will bring together grassroots activists and donors, international NGO workers and theorists to critically assess both the aims of humanitarian and development aid and the efficacy of aid design and delivery.  ...Read More about Humanitarianism in Haiti: Visions and Practice
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 3:30pm
Location: 229 Carr Building ()
Visiting Faculty Fellow Matthew Cook and Duke professor Rich Freeman are convening a workshop to explore questions of how writing literally under-wrote projects of cultural dominance and resistance in this key region of the world.  The workshop has the overall goal of advancing a more general and comparative understanding of the relationships among language, culture and power in South Asia. The keynote speaker on Friday afternoon, Nile Green of UCLA, will follow the infancy of Muslim printing...Read More about Writing and the Inscription of Power in South Asia
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:00am
Location: Franklin Humanities Institute ()
College faculty and administrators are invited to register for the regional “Reacting to the Past” conference hosted by the GreaterThanGames Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University. Conference participants will learn about the RTTP pedagogy by engaging in intensive two-day workshops on particular games. In addition, plenary sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to teaching and learning, game mechanics, and the like. The conference is being organized by...Read More about Reacting to the Past Regional Conference
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 9:00am
Location: Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill ()
Duke faculty, graduate students, and administrators are invited to attend THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on September 15, 2012, from 9-5.  Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH), THATCamp will be held at IAH’s home, Hyde Hall (175 Franklin Street), UNC-Chapel Hill.  THATCamp is a dynamic, open, inexpensive un-conference where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in...Read More about THAT Camp