Events Archive

HWL Related Events

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
Jerry Philogene: Noon at the Nasher
Location: Nasher Museum of Art (Map)
Join Jerry Philogene, a visiting scholar from Dickinson College, for a 30-minute lunchtime gallery tour within Solidary & Solitary. Philogene specializes in 20th-century African American and Afro Caribbean visual arts and cultural history. Her teaching interests include interdisciplinary American cultural history and black cultural and identity politics. Her research interests explore the intersections of race, ethnicity,...Read More about Jerry Philogene: Noon at the Nasher
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:45pm
Dead Citizen and the Strategic Power of the Image
Location: Friedl 225 (Map)
Jerry Philogene, HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of American Studies at Dickinson College, is presenting on the institutional use and evidentiary value of the 1919 photograph of the bullet-ridden dead body of François Charlemagne Péralte, one of the leaders of the resistance fighters known as cacos, murdered by the U.S. Marines during the 1915-1934 occupation of Haiti. She will employ this historic infamous image to illustrate the discursive nature of photography and the "...Read More about Dead Citizen and the Strategic Power of the Image
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
"SenCinema" and Sembene's "Black Girl"
Location: Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater (Map)
Film Screenings: "SenCinema" (directed by Josh Gibson & Amadou Fofana; edited by Jim Haverkamp 2018, 34 min, USA, in English, Color, DCP) If the movie theatres have closed down and there is no screening alternative, the art of cinema might die completely. A documentary about the history of the once-rich film culture of Senegal, how this suddenly collapsed and how some people are not prepared to leave it at that. "Black Girl" (Ousmane Sembene, 1966, 65 min, Senegal/France, in French w/...Read More about "SenCinema" and Sembene's "Black Girl"
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
seeing BLACK PANTHER: art and design in global context
Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chemistry (Map)
Explore the visual references and global resonances in Ryan Coogler's blockbuster film Black Panther (2018) in a conversation with Daphne Lamothe (Africana Studies at Smith College), Samuel Fury Childs Daly (Duke African and African American Studies), and Jerry Philogene (American Studies at Dickinson College). Mark Anthony Neal (Duke African and African American Studies) will moderate the discussion. Sponsored by Duke African and African American Studies and the Forum for Scholars and Publics....Read More about seeing BLACK PANTHER: art and design in global context
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City
Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 ()
Members of Wired! and Visualizing Venice are pleased to announce the publication of Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City. This book presents the ways in which the use of innovative technology can provide new and fascinating stories about places...Read More about Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Location: John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall (Map)
In this presentation, Dr. Lamothe will advance a theory of “blackness unmoored” through an analysis of the lyrics and music video for the song, “Formidable” by Stromae. Lamothe will invoke the metaphor of unmooring to convey the disorientation, and reorientation, of the subject who navigates contending social spaces, racial formations, and orientations to history. The musical and visual registers of Stromae’s text captures both the melancholy and potentiality of the subject who is racially...Read More about Blackness Unmoored: Relational Ethics and Aesthetics in Stromae’s “Formidable”
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:00am
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Location: Story Lab, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College and Humanities Writ-Large Fellow here at Duke, will be giving a talk and discussion about producing the first season of Hi-Phi Nation, the first story-driven podcast about philosophy, this year in residence and Duke. The talk will be at 11am at StoryLab, Bay 4 of Smith Warehouse on Wednesday May 17th. Lunch will be served at 12pm, RSVP to if you would like...Read More about Hi-Phi Nation: The First Story-Driven Podcast About Philosophy
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
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Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (Map)
Story Lab's inaugural Certification Workshop will be an opportunity for practitioners from a wide array of professions, fields and disciplines to talk about, reflect upon, and critically engage with the phenomenon of storytelling. The morning session will feature a keynote from Jon Jarvis, former Director of the National Park Services, followed by a general discussion of Story Lab’s and the workshop’s aims; the afternoon will feature three break-out working group sessions, each focusing on a...Read More about Story Lab Certification Workshop
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (Map)
The mission of the National Park Service (NPS) is to steward over 400 places established specifically for their preservation and enjoyment by present and for future generations. Collectively, these places are the physical manifestations of the American narrative, from our desire to preserve great natural wonders, to the accurate telling of our complex history. Jon Jarvis, who served forty years with the NPS and the last eight as Director, will explore the deeper meaning behind these...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Jonathan Jarvis
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:45am
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Location: Carpenter Room, 249 Rubenstein Library (Map)
This talk examines the question why narratives of virgin sacrifice feature prominently in didactic hexameter poems about the nature of the universe, specifically Lucretious's De rerum natura, Manilius's Astronomica, and Lorenzo Bonincontri's De rebus naturalibus et divinis II. The tragic and vivid accounts of the sacrifice of these maidens and the triumph of their respective heroes are programmatic and represent the symbolic ritual reenactment of the successful expurgation of society's evils...Read More about Narratives of Virgin Sacrifice in Ancient and Renaissance Poetry on the Nature of the Universe