Events Archive

HWL Related Events

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: Friedl Building 225 (Map)
This talk focuses on the multiple artistic platforms employed by the group, 3canal, as they create spaces for the exploration of emancipatory expressions, histories, and futures. Dr. van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy considers parallels between the presentation of the idea of revolution in the productions of 3canal and th ewriting of the Trinidadian intellectual and activist, C.L.R. James. This is part of her book project Performing Revolution: Rapso Music and Postcolonial Politics of Liberation in...Read More about Rapso Music, Theater, and Masquerade in Trinidad
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Stories are everywhere: around, between, and in us. If the impulse for narrative and story is, as Roland Barthes suggested, “international, trans-historical, and transcultural,” then what might it mean to consider story from the most common human denominator of all: biology? James Wahlberg is completing Duke’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program with a final project entitled Story as Biology, in which he uses ethology, neuroscience, evolution, and close readings to consider the...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: James Walhberg, "Story as Biology"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Sienna R. Craig, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Dartmouth College, will speak about her current book project, The Ends of Kinship: Care and Belonging between Nepal and New York City. This ethnography asks how individuals, families, and communities navigate lives within and between the Himalayan region of Mustang, Nepal, and the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York. This talk will focus on questions of method and why she’s chosen to interweave fictional short stories with...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Sienna R. Craig
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Humanities at Large: Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference
Location: Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, 153 Rubenstein Library (Map)
Visiting Faculty Fellows hosted by Humanities Writ Large since 2011 return for a two-day conference to discuss the state of pedagogy and scholarship in the humanities from diverse angles. See the full schedule for details....Read More about Humanities at Large: Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: story Lab – C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
What do religion, television shows, and sporting events all have in common? They are all very interesting to people. Why do we find them so? You'd think that such a variety of phenomena would require a wide variety of explanations--but it turns out that the things people find compelling play on the same few psychological foundations in all of us. In this talk, Dr. Jim Davies, Associate Professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University, will describe Compellingness...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Jim Davies
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:30am
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Location: Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room) (Map)
A showcase of projects from the past year that demonstrate Digital Scholarship Services’ mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Activities include lightning talks from project partners, moderated discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with...Read More about Digital Scholarship Services Showcase
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00am
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Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 (Map)
Duke's third annual Global Brazil Conference highlights three main themes–politics, nature, and culture–and showcases scholars from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Madison, Tulane University and Duke University. A series of panel discussions including students and faculty will expand upon lines of inquiry highlighted in the keynotes. The first session will focus on the increasing political and policy salience of race with a talk by the President elect of the Brazilian Studies...Read More about 2017 Global Brazil Conference
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 (Map)
The Humanities Grant Workshop will target early career humanities faculty interested in NEH, NHC, ACLS, Radcliffe, and similar fellowship opportunities....Read More about Humanities Grant Workshop
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Location: North Carolina Central University, Elder Student Union, Room 101A (Map)
Please join the SNCC Digital Gateway Project for a conversation with five veterans of the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia. In 1961, field secretaries from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came to Albany, Georgia, to begin organizing around voting rights. Born and raised in Southwest Georgia, Janie Culbreth Rambeau, Annette Jones White, and Shirley Sherrod joined SNCC's work and helped build what became an ongoing, locally-sustained movement for justice. Together with...Read More about Strong People: SNCC and the Southwest Georgia Movement
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: Story Lab – C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Lester Levine spent nearly 7 months being the only person to ever review all 5,201 entries to the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition. In that research, he identified several hundred designs that challenged the traditional ideas of a public memorial. After that, he spent the next 4 years seeking and interviewing the creators of these entries to better understand the creative response to horrific events and the evolving concept of a memorial, resulting in a 2016 book, 9/11...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Lester Levine

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