Events Archive

HWL Related Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse Bay 4 (Map)
Faculty and students are invited to join a new Story Lab 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. Our first meeting will consider three (recommended) works: the films Children of Men (2006) and 28 Weeks Later (2007), and the Introduction and Chapter 5 of Ursula Heise’s Imagining Extinction (2016). We will also discuss our plans for...Read More about Extinction Narratives
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: Location TBA (Map)
Academic and serious game designer Anja van der Hulst (University of Amsterdam, TNO research group) is the guest for an evening of discussion, analysis, and game play, part of a year-long seminar series....Read More about Conflict Modeling and Games: Anja van der Hulst
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: 103 Carr Building (Map)
In 2015, Germany took in over one million refugees. How has this changed the social and political landscape of Germany and of Europe? Moritz Schuller is a political editor for the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. This event is part of the Duke German Humanities & Migration series....Read More about Moritz Schuller: Germany and the Refugees
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: Duke Arts Annex (Map)
A workshop co-sponsored by StoryLab and DukeCreate on the basics of design and sewing for costumes....Read More about DukeCreate Workshop: The Art of Costume Design with StoryLab
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: Location TBA (Map)
Rex Brynen (McGill University) is the guest for an evening of discussion, analysis, and game play, part of a year-long seminar series....Read More about Conflict Modeling and Games: Conflict, Peace Building and Development Simulation
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: StoryLab, Smith Warehouse Bay 4 (Map)
What is possible when we acknowledge how much stories matter; that we are all storytellers and storybearers across many facets of our lives? Jehanne M Gheith, an Associate Professor in the Slavic Department and in the Program in Education and a clinical social worker with Duke Hospice, will offer an interactive talk focused on how we tell stories, when stories tell us, and how we can strengthen our storytelling skills through conscious attention to listening....Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Jehanne Gheith
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: Story Lab, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse ()
Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College and Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow, will speak as part of the Scholars and Storytelling series in Story Lab.  His goal this year at Duke is to bring contemporary philosophy together with sound and narrative storytelling.  In this lunchtime discussion he will play some clips from the work he has done so far to show how even very complex philosophical topics come alive, and can sound riveting, when you pair them with...Read More about Philosophy through Sound and Stories
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
Location: Baldwin Auditorium (Map)
Project Orfeo is a concert of words and music inspired by Richard Powers’ novel "Orfeo." The program includes Olivier Messiaen's epic Quartet for the End of Time, composed in a German prison camp during World War II, as well as a new piece by Duke faculty composer Scott Lindroth.  In between movements Powers will read excerpts from his novel. The event is co-sponsored by Duke University's Department of Music and the ...Read More about Project Orfeo: A concert of words and music inspired by Richard Powers’ novel Orfeo
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: Location TBA (Map)
The first event in this year-long seminar series is an introduction and general meeting. The series will offer discussions of the ways that the humanities and other disciplines have conceptualized conflicts as well as opportunities to play and analyze various applied games that simulate conflict situations. Future events will feature guest speakers from various fields in the humanities and game design. Please email Leo Ching if you are interested in being a...Read More about Conflict Modeling and Games: Introduction
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room) (Map)
Eight undergraduate students who participated in this summer's inaugural Duke History Revisited program will share highlights from their research into Duke University's history. Following the presentation, enjoy refreshments and conversation. The following students participated in Duke History Revisited: Nina Chen, "Finding a Home for Tricky Dicky: the Nixon-Duke Presidential Library Controversy" Hayley Farless, "Right to Access: A History of the Duke University Abortion Loan Fund" Elizabeth...Read More about Duke History Revisited Undergraduate Research Presentations