Hightlights Archive

Highlights Archive

Feb 2 2016
Meredith Goldsmith's fellowship project, creating archival research exercises for undergraduates, yielded an unexpected benefit: Edith Wharton's translation into Italian of one of her short stories....Read More about HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Finds Edith Wharton Typescript at the Rubenstein Library
Jan 14 2016
Pedro Lasch's new Visual Media Studies course, Social Art Practice and Socially Engaged Humanities, will encourage students to use art to actively interact with our society's cultural and political practices.  ...Read More about New Course Teaches Socially Engaged Art in Concept and Practice
Dec 2 2015
In a recent interview, Visiting Faculty Fellow Max Cherem discusses his work, which focuses on the ethical challenges created by “externalized” state border controls: policies that try to prevent migrant arrival by projecting or outsourcing a nation’s authority over migration beyond its regular territorial borders....Read More about HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Max Cherem On Teaching and Writing about Human Rights Law
Nov 26 2015
Max Cherem is one of a select group of philosophers and political theorists to comment on the Syrian refugee crisis in a recent installment of the  "Philosophers On" series on dailynous.com, which features news for and about the philosophy profession.  He addressed structural issues underlying current policy debates, specifically the definition of a refugee (as distinct...Read More about Philosophers on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Nov 23 2015
The HWL Emerging Network RightsConnect was integral to the development of the Human Rights Certificate, a recent addition to Duke's curriculum. Robin Kirk, co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, reports on the process:...Read More about Duke's New Human Rights Certificate
Nov 20 2015
The latest of installment of Taking Notes, a series of multimedia features about Duke Humanities faculty, features composer John Supko and his quest for music that changes with each performance....Read More about Taking Note of Duke's Exceptional Humanities Faculty
Nov 4 2015
Romance Studies professor Elvira Vilches will present a Gallery Talk in Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica at the Nasher Museum on Thursday, November 12. The hour-long talk starts at 6pm and will be followed by a chocolate tasting....Read More about Gallery Talk in Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica
Oct 30 2015
Christine Folch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and one of the faculty members hired with the support of Humanities Writ Large, has studied how a South American dam project bridging Paraguay and Argentina has affected cross-nation relations and the environment. She is now a co-director of the Global Brazil Lab. Read more about her in Duke Today....Read More about A South American Dam Provides a Window on Politics and Economics as well as Energy
Oct 15 2015
The HistoryHackathon adds a historical twist to the Hackathon concept. (A Hackathon is an event in which a group of people, traditionally computer programmers, assemble for a short time-frame and collaborate to produce creative or innovative pieces of software under a specific set of constraints.) It is a contest for undergraduate student teams researching historical documents and creating imaginative projects over a 72-hour window from October 23-25, 2015. Projects can include performances,...Read More about History Hackathon, October 23-25
Sep 30 2015
Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead delivered the keynote address at the "Democracy and the Humanities Symposium" commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities at Loyola University Maryland on September 25, 2015. His speech is presented here in its entirety. I wish a happy fiftieth birthday to the National Endowment for the Humanities. For fifty years, the NEH has helped scholars open the human record to new understanding, made our...Read More about The NEH at Fifty: On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods