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Duke University recognizes the need for citizens and leaders to be able to obtain knowledge, to analyze it, and to think and act collaboratively in innovative ways to address growing interdisciplinary and global challenges. The humanities are vital to providing the training and skills necessary to understand cultural similarities and differences, to sift through the daily fire hose of incoming information, and to make the imaginative leaps in research, scholarship, business, and policy to address the very many complex issues arising around us in our global world. Humanities Writ Large is a 5-year initiative that brings people together on projects to facilitate this new and innovative research and knowledge production.

Projects

Humanities Lab
2015 - 2016
If you have a story bursting to be told, it’s time to gear up for National Novel Writing Month. If you are new to NaNoWriMo, the concept is simple. Writers from around the world pledge to write 50,000 words in the month of...Read More about NaNoWriMo@Duke
Undergraduate Research
2015 - 2017
This project is focused on transforming an inaccessible audio archive of historic North Carolina folk music into a vital, publicly accessible digital archive and museum exhibition. Nearly 97 years ago and into the 1930s,...Read More about NC Jukebox
Emerging Networks
2012 - 2013
The History Department has recently re-structured its major to provide undergraduate students with a framework for connecting their studies with their broader social, ethical, and professional objectives.  The Department now...Read More about Networks of Knowledge
Emerging Networks
2012 - 2013
Associate Professor of English Rob Mitchell, who heads the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory, and the Center Advisory Board, have received support from Humanities Writ Large to engage in...Read More about Neuroeconomics
Undergraduate Research
2012 - 2013
This project is part of a multi-year research and teaching initiative that will result in independent research and senior distinction theses for undergraduates.  A team of Duke undergraduate students is working closely with ...Read More about Old Stones, New Technologies
Emerging Networks
2014 - 2016
In a pilot initiative that is part of a longer-term collaboration, Duke University and the SNCC Legacy Project plan to chronicle the historic struggles for voting rights that youth, converging with older community leaders,...Read More about One Person, One Vote
Emerging Networks
2012 - 2013
The goal of the Performance and Integrated Media working group is to redefine our understanding of possible relationships between live performance and integrated media in the humanities in undergraduate education. The...Read More about Performance and Integrated Media
Emerging Networks
2013 - 2014
As Duke continues to enhance its offerings in the arts, faculty in African & African American Studies (AAAS) and the Dance Program are working to solidify and advance their humanities-based coursework and research by...Read More about Performing Culture
Undergraduate Research, Humanities Lab
2013 - 2014
The research project Platforms and Passageways explores the informational walls that inhibit resettlement and reconstruction in the aftermath of war and disaster. It draws on research in post-conflict zones in Colombia to...Read More about Platforms & Passageways
Humanities Lab
2014 - 2015
Brazilian art is emerging as a major player in top international museums, the art market, and histories of modern and contemporary art. This group will research these circuits, ask which Brazilian artists are featured and...Read More about Pop Art in the Americas

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