"Humanities at Large" Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference March 23-24, 2017

2017
Visiting Faculty Fellow

Starting in 2011, with the support of the Mellon Humanities Writ Large Grant, Duke University has hosted resident fellows from Liberal Arts Colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities to pursue their research and teaching projects. Over the course of these two days, we welcome these fellows back to Duke University to hear about their work, the ways their time at Duke shaped it, and their vision of what the Humanities are now and should become in the future. The panelists will not make formal presentations, but rather engage in dialog with one another and with some of their collaborators at Duke, in order to showcase not just the "what" but also the "how" of Humanistic work.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, Rubenstein Library

Panel 1: 9:00-10:00
Collaboration and Influence
How do conversations across disciplines and areas shape research and analysis in the Humanities?

Moderator: Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History, Duke University

Panelists:

  • Sharon Raynor, Associate Professor of English and Mott University Distinguished Professor,
    Johnson C. Smith University
  • Jason Cohen, Assistant Professor of English, Theater and Communication, Berea College

Panel 2: 10:15-11:15
Mapping and the Humanities

How are new approaches to mapping and cartography re-shaping the Humanities?

Moderator: Philip J. Stern, Associate Professor of History, Duke University

Panelists:

  • Jordana Dym, Professor of History, Director, John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative, Skidmore College
  • Matthew A. Cook, Professor of Postcolonial and South Asian Studies, Departments of Language & Literature and History, North Carolina Central University

Panel 3: 11:30-12:30
Thinking Race and Knowledge

How have racial formations, and struggles against them, shaped the production of knowledge and institutions of higher education?

Moderator: Wesley C. Hogan, Director, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

Panelists:

Lunch: 12:45-1:45
Forum for Scholars and Publics
011 Old Chemistry

Panel 4: 2-3:30
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, Rubenstein Library

Philosophical Interventions
What is the role of Philosophy in the contemporary Humanities, and in contemporary society more broadly?

Moderator: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in Philosophy, Duke University

Panelists:

  • Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Vassar College
  • Bruce Matthews, Professor of Philosophy, Bard High School Early College
  • Max Cherem, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kalamazoo College
  • Michael Gillespie, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Duke University
  • Suzanne Shanahan, Co-Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Associate Research Professor in Sociology, Duke University

Panel 5: 4-5:30
The Visual & Sonic in the Humanities
How can work in the production of film and the study of sound help us find new ways to communicate Humanities research and understanding?

Moderator: Louise Meintjes, Associate Professor of Music and Cultural Studies, Duke University

Panelists:

  • Amadou Fofana, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Willamette University
  • Patricia Van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy, Assistant Professor and Distinguished Chair of Africana Studies, Dickinson College
  • Yvonne Welbon, Founder/Producer, Sisters in Cinema & Senior Creative Consultant, Chicken & Egg Pictures
  • Brian Norberg, Digital Humanities Technology Analyst, Trinity Technology Services, Duke University
  • Joshua Gibson, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University
  • Tom Rankin, Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University

Film Premiere: 6:00 Cinéma Numérique Ambulant (CNA) Documentary

Dinner for Fellows and Panelists: 7:30
Mateo

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 24
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, Rubenstein Library

Panel 6: 9:00-12:00 (with a break at 10:30)
The Digital Humanities

What does the digital bring to the Humanities? And what do the Humanities bring to the Digital?

Moderator: Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History, Duke University

Panelists:

  • Norman Sandridge, Associate Professor of Classics, Howard University
  • Caroline Stark, Assistant Professor of Classics, Howard University
  • Meredith Goldsmith, Professor of English, Ursinus College
  • Charles McGuire, Professor of Musicology, Oberlin College & Conservatory
  • Liz Milewicz, Head of Digital Scholarship Services, Duke University Libraries
  • William Shaw, Digital Humanities Academic Technology Consultant, Duke University Libraries

Lunch: 12:15-12:45
Forum for Scholars and Publics
011 Old Chemistry

Panel 7: 1:00-2:30
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, Rubenstein Library Transforming Pedagogy

How can we best engage undergraduate students in the process of research and the production of knowledge in the Humanities?

Moderator: Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History, Duke University

Panelists:

  • Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, Professor 2, Departments of Art History and History, DEREE, The American College of Greece
  • C. Pierce Salguero, Associate Professor of Asian History, The Abington College of the Pennsylvania State University
  • Sheila Dillon, Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University
  • Richard Jaffe, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Duke University

Panel 8: 3:00-4:30
Embodied Knowledges

How can we re-think the Humanities from the perspective of the body, and embodiment, in dialog with the Sciences?

Moderator: Deborah Jenson, Professor of Romance Studies and Global Health, Duke University

Panelists:

  • Ralph James Savarese, Professor of English, Grinnell College
  • Thomas Parker, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Vassar College
  • Frank Graziano, John D. McArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies, Connecticut College
  • Ryan Johnson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Elon University

Concluding Comments and Reception: 5:00-7:00

Dinner for Fellows 

People

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Assistant Professor of English
Professor of Postcolonial and South Asian Studies
Professor, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
PI, Humanities Writ Large
Professor of Romance Studies and History
Co-Director, Haiti Lab
Professor of History
Director, John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
Assistant Professor of History
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Associate Professor of the Practice
Professor of Political Science and Philosophy
Professor of English
John D. McArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies
Assistant Professor of History
Director, Center for Documentary Studies
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Professor of Romance Studies
Director, Franklin Humanities Institute
Co-Director, Haiti Lab
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Professor 2, Departments of Art History and History
Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Musicology
Associate Professor of Music & Cultural Anthropology
Head of Digital Scholarship Services, Duke University Libraries
Assistant Professor and Distinguished Chair in Africana Studies
Digital Humanities Technology Analyst, Trinity Technology Services
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts
Associate Professor of English
Mott University Distinguished Professor
Associate Professor of Asian History
Associate Professor of Classics
Professor of English
Associate Research Professor of Sociology
Digital Humanities Academic Technology Consultant, Perkins Library
Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Classics
Associate Professor of History
Co-director, BorderWork(s) Lab
Founder/Producer, Sisters in Cinema
Senior Creative Consultant

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