Hightlights Archive

Highlights Archive

Mar 14 2014
On April 16-17, Writing in a Digital Age, a Humanities Writ Large Emerging Network, will present a series of conversations and workshops focused on Composing Knowledge in the Digital Age. At the first event, on Wednesday, April 16, two visiting scholars will speak to the changing nature of academic writing. Jesse Stommel will address to the eroding distinction between academic writing and public outreach. Pete Rorabaugh...Read More about The Shifting Nature of Academic Work in the Digital Age
Feb 25 2014
Jacob Soll, a professor of history and accounting at the University of Southern California, argues in the Chronicle of Higher Education that there is a more important reason to value the humanities than the oft-cited arguments about the power of the humanities to broaden the souls of students, to make them creative, critical thinkers,...Read More about The Economic Logic of the Humanities
Feb 24 2014
A new Humanities Laboratory, GLOBAL BRAZIL: CULTURE, NATURE, POLITICS, will begin in Fall 2014. Global Brazil aims to generate new conversations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences by including students in research focused on Brazilian arts, social movements, and natural environment. The Lab will be directed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty: Paul Baker, Earth and Ocean Sciences; John French, History and African and African American Studies; and Esther Gabara,...Read More about Global Brazil Humanities Lab
Feb 20 2014
Visiting Faculty Fellow Yvonne Welbon has been nominated for the 45th NAACP Image Awards for her role as producer of "The New Black," a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with gay rights ssue of gay rights in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaignto legalize gay marriage and...Read More about NAACP Image Awards Nomination
Feb 7 2014
This summer, two students involved in the “Platforms and Passageways” project travelled to Colombia to continue the research they began in class. Albert DeCaprio conducted interviews with municipal officials on the implementation of the Victims’ Reparation and Land Restitution Law and engaged in participant-observation with victims’ and community organizations. He also continued to choreograph the dance he began in class and we filmed this process for possible use in a video project....Read More about "Platforms and Passageways" Summer Research in Columbia
Dec 4 2013
Visiting Faculty Fellow Pierce Salguero will be one of two speakers at this event on Monday, December 9, 4:00 - 5:20 p.m., 240 Franklin Center (Erwin Road at Trent Drive). Professor Salguero will talk on "Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China." The second speaker is Pamela Winfield, Assistant Professor at Elon University, who will speak on "Religion and Healing in Premodern Japan." This event is sponsored by the Triangle...Read More about Medicine Without Borders in Premodern Asia
Dec 3 2013
Don't miss these upcoming opportunities to learn about the work of the Two-Way Bridges | Puentes de Doble Vía project. Wednesday, December 4, noon, John Hope Franklin Center, Erwin Road at Trent Drive Thursday, December 5, 6 p.m., Fredric Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, East Campus Come witness how this team has worked at Connecting Duke, Durham and the Americas/Conectando Duke, Durham y Las Américas...Read More about Two-Way Bridges Culminating Events
Dec 3 2013
Duke Today has featured Sounds of the South (ENG90S.04), a course affiliated with the Audiovisualities Lab.   Mary Caton Lingold, the instructor for Sounds of the South, is also the project director for the Sonic Dictionary.  Through a multi-course collaborative experiment the team is working to build a digital database of sounds that can be accessed and searched freely as if it were a “dictionary.” The project was inspired by the lack of reference materials available for students and teachers...Read More about Documenting the South Through Sound
Nov 22 2013
Two of Duke's intellectual leaders recently discussed the place of the humanities in a broad education. Their comments addressed a common theme in media coverage of humanities education — the value of the humanities in preparing for a career. President Richard Brodhead, in a discussion on San Francisco's KQED, noted that "since the recession there has been a world of anxiety about education and its value in this country." It's an...Read More about Humanities Education and Career Preparation
Nov 22 2013
Duke senior Nyuol Tong, a member of the Humanities Writ Large steering committee, has a passion for education that comes from never being able to take it for granted. Tong was born in a village in South Sudan, one of 35 children by the seven wives of a village chief. Civil war forced his family to flee when he was 5. He grew up in Khartoum and Cairo before landing a scholarship to a preparatory school in the U....Read More about The Precious Education of Nyuol Tong