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HWL Related Events

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:30pm
Location: East Duke 209 ()
A public lecture by philosopher, prison educator, and activist Lisa Guenther. Guenther is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and the author of The Gift of the Other: Levinas and the Politics of Reproduction. She facilitates a weekly discussion group at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The event is part of a series organized by the Humanities Writ Large Emerging network...Read More about A Critical Phenomenology of Solidarity and Resistance in the 2013 California Prison Hunger Strikes
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:45am
Location: The Edge Workshop Room ()
Project Vox, launched in March 2015, encourages rediscovery of the ideas and contributions of early modern women philosophers. Currently the project is developing standards and workflows for publishing content, including how to solicit and review new material, credit contributors, track use, and build broad participation. Project Vox team members will present work to date and invite conversation around questions they're still working through. ...Read More about Publishing Project Vox
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 6:00pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (Map)
In this talk, Daniel LaChance, a professor of history at Emory University, will consider the place of capital punishment in the American cultural imagination. The talk will be followed by a roundtable featuring Jennifer Vitry, Executive Director of NOLA Investigates, and Seth Kotch, professor of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. The event is part of a series organized by the Humanities Writ Large Emerging network...Read More about The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse ()
Want to know more about the digital humanities projects underway in the Humanities at Duke? Join us for an afternoon of rigorous “lightning” presentations focusing on both tools and research themes. These highlights will be the point of departure for further discussion and a means of making connections between digital scholars at Duke....Read More about Conversations in the Digital Humanities at Duke
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Location: Westbrook 0012 ()
A talk by Dylan Rodríguez, a professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California. He will address the conditions of racial domestic policing and criminalization. His critique of the concept and rhetoric(s) of "mass incarceration" will argue that the term is a wrong and possibly useless and deceiving phrase that obscures or erases the genealogy of racial power that structures the regime. The event is the first of a series organized by the Humanities Writ Large Emerging network...Read More about The Illiteracy of "Mass Incarceration": Racial Terror and the Insurgent Poetics of Evisceration
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am
Location: West Duke Building, Room 101 ()
This interdisciplinary symposium, hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and organized by Frank Graziano, Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke, will examine the ethical implications of migration by unaccompanied minors. Three guest speakers—Jacqueline Bhabha, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, and Susan J. Terrio—will highlight the health, legal, and human rights issues at play. They will be joined by over a dozen discussants, including six from Duke—Sara Katsanis (Science and Society...Read More about Unaccompanied Child Migration Symposium
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: Alumni Memorial Commons Room, Langford Building ()
This workshop-style conversation about sacred economies in several different religious traditions is presented by Duke's Department of Religious Studies. It has been organized by department chair David Morgan and HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Frank Graziano. They will be joined by behavioral economist ...Read More about Materiality and Embodiment in Sacred Economies of Exchange
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