Hightlights Archive

Highlights Archive

Sep 23 2016
Eight Duke undergraduates spent six weeks at the beginning of last summer doing intensive research in the Duke University Archives as part of Duke History Revisited. The program, directed by University archivist Valerie Gillispie and assistant archivist Amy McDonald, gave students an opportunity to conduct intensive mentored research. For the archive, it was an opportunity to fill in a few narrative gaps....Read More about Students Refresh the Archive for Duke History Revisited
Sep 7 2016
Two past HWL Visiting Faculty Fellows were instrumental in the recent launch of a new Franklin Humanities Institute program, the North Carolina Central University-Duke University Digital Humanities Fellows. NCCU professors Matthew Cook and Joshua Nadel have joined with Duke Visual Studies professor Victoria Szabo to coordinate the program, which recently welcomed its first cohort of five....Read More about Past HWL Fellows Continue Their Crosstown Collaboration
Aug 29 2016
The year-long seminar series will offer discussions, analysis, and game playing. Please email Leo Ching if you are interested in being a regular and active participant....Read More about Conflict Modeling and Games Seminar Series
Aug 12 2016
Howard University Classics professor Norman Sandridge drew on the experience of his 2014-15 Visiting Faculty Fellowship to help create a collaborative online syllabus for a course on leadership in the ancient world. He recently unveiled the project on...Read More about Leadership in the Ancient World, The Greatest Hits
Aug 9 2016
Writing for Duke Magazine's special late-summer issue on storytelling and language, classical studies professor Jed Atkins traces the Roman roots of some recent presidential campaign rhetoric. In Republican Rome, as in modern democracies, effective communication was vital for winning elections, and Cicero was the most accomplished public speaker in Roman history....Read More about Ancient Rhetoric Meets Post-Modern Politics
Jun 17 2016
While others are preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Duke research team is working in Rio de Janeiro to study the effects of the Brazilian government’s expansion of the university system.  As part of Duke’s Global Brazil Lab, students and faculty are working alongside Brazilian scholars and students at the Multidisciplinary Institute of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. The team—which formed from a Bass Connections program—is residing and working in Baixada, a lower-income...Read More about Duke's Global Brazil Lab Works to Create Partnerships With Brazilian Universities
May 19 2016
The Humanities Writ Large Steering Committee has selected three Visiting Faculty Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. They are:...Read More about 2016-17 Visiting Faculty Fellows
May 5 2016
“The humanities and social sciences bring an understanding of people, communities, agency and culture that has to inform development for it to be successful," says Duke anthropologist Charles Piot....Read More about Development Goes Wrong When It Misses the Humanities
May 4 2016
First-year students come to Duke filled with ideas. The Thompson Writing Program is designed to help them express those ideas.  Program director Kristen Neuschel says few instructors do it as well as philosopher Matthew Whitt. His most recent first-year course used discussions of mass incarceration to explore tensions between American ideals and practices. In all Thompson courses, students share ideas and discuss readings, but Neuschel said Whitt found extra ways for student engagement. Whitt...Read More about Philosopher Matt Whitt Wins Excellence in Teaching Writing Award
Apr 12 2016
For the last half of a year, Art, Art History and Visual Studies professor Pedro Lasch convened 7,000 students from around the world to answer one question: “Can a MOOC be a work of art?”...Read More about 7,000 Students, 900 Hours, 29 Lecturers, 1 MOOC