Emerging Humanities Networks

Our Goal:

Emerging Networks are a culture change mechanism intended to shift humanities research towards broadly collaborative, interdisciplinary engagements in contrast to the largely solitary efforts that tend to characterize traditional humanities research. Emerging Networks funding supports short term collaborative projects that must involve faculty, graduate students and undergraduates from multiple disciplines—across humanities departments and/or the social and natural sciences at Duke.

The Emerging Networks are meant to broaden the footprint of our traditional humanities departments, which abound in excellence in faculty research and doctoral studies. By providing small faculty/student groups access to modest funding, emerging ideas, projects, and networks may be launched, increasing the visibility of humanities efforts, giving faculty the incentives to be engaged in the creative and the experimental edges of their research, and generally fomenting humanities synergy across campus. These efforts will encourage innovative approaches to teaching and experimental collaborations organically arising within our humanities departments.

Funded Network Proposals

Learn more about Emerging Networks projects: Funded Proposals "At A Glance"

Or see the entire list to the left.

Latest News

Subnature and Culinary Culture Kickoff Event

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The opening event for Subnature and Culinary Culture was on Wednesday, September 3 at the Franklin Center. It began with a lunch that featured seaweed salad and crunchy cricket salt and ended with rosemary meringues prepared and baked in the smokehouse behind the Allen Building. In between was a…
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The Shifting Nature of Academic Work in the Digital Age

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…
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Two-Way Bridges Culminating Events

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…
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