Events Archive

HWL Related Events

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Location: Story Lab – C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Faculty and students are invited to join Story Lab's working group on Extinction Narratives, focusing on the ways in which concerns with loss of biodiversity (including the possible extinction of the human race) are understood, imagined, and narrativized. This session will focus on the theme of obsolescence, as explored in the work of Ted Chiang ("The Lifecycle of Software Objects" (a novella)) and an optional selection from Kathleen Fitzpatrick's Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology,...Read More about Extinction Narratives
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
Location: Rubenstein 349 (Breedlove Room) (Map)
Korean indie games are produced in relatively poor conditions, unlike those in the United States. The Korean video game industry is very openly commercialized. Many students and children are exposed to gambling mobile games or online games that have fewer stories than good quality video games. Therefore Korean indie game developers have a dual problem of competing with this stereotypical Korean video game industry and revealing their novelty at the same time. Replica is an interactive novel...Read More about Indie Games in South Korea and Busan Indie Connect Festival
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Center, room 130 (Map)
Video games can be political. Many video games try to convey a certain ideology. The rhetoric of video games has evolved into a variety of forms, from explicit to implicit. In this session, we will play the simulation game "21 Days" about the Syrian refugee crisis produced by Seoul National University in South Korea. Through this, we shall consider whether a rhetoric unique to video games is possible. We shall further explore the possibilities and limits of developing pedagogical games for...Read More about Serious Games and Rhetoric: 21 Days (Syrian Refugee Game) and the Rhetoric of Failure
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 (Map)
How do we enter stories? By what techniques do narratives pull us in? How do the expectations we have influence how we respond? Science fiction and fantasy novelist, Kate Elliott, will break down some narrative techniques used in openings, and then go on to discuss how openings that match expectations can encourage us to keep reading while expectations that aren’t fulfilled can sometimes cause us to stop reading. How big a part does familiarity play in how well we can understand and adjust to a...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Narrative Structure and Expectation