Events Archive

HWL Related Events

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Location: Westbrook 0012 ()
A talk by Dylan Rodríguez, a professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California. He will address the conditions of racial domestic policing and criminalization. His critique of the concept and rhetoric(s) of "mass incarceration" will argue that the term is a wrong and possibly useless and deceiving phrase that obscures or erases the genealogy of racial power that structures the regime. The event is the first of a series organized by the Humanities Writ Large Emerging network...Read More about The Illiteracy of "Mass Incarceration": Racial Terror and the Insurgent Poetics of Evisceration
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am
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Location: West Duke Building, Room 101 ()
This interdisciplinary symposium, hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and organized by Frank Graziano, Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke, will examine the ethical implications of migration by unaccompanied minors. Three guest speakers—Jacqueline Bhabha, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, and Susan J. Terrio—will highlight the health, legal, and human rights issues at play. They will be joined by over a dozen discussants, including six from Duke—Sara Katsanis (Science and Society...Read More about Unaccompanied Child Migration Symposium
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
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Location: Alumni Memorial Commons Room, Langford Building ()
This workshop-style conversation about sacred economies in several different religious traditions is presented by Duke's Department of Religious Studies. It has been organized by department chair David Morgan and HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Frank Graziano. They will be joined by behavioral economist ...Read More about Materiality and Embodiment in Sacred Economies of Exchange
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Location: Center for Documentary Studies ()
Yvonne Welbon's Sisters in Cinema archive is one of the largest single collections of African American women's media production in the United States. At an event at CDS, Welbon, a 2013-14 Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke, will talk about the origins and contents of the archive and present one of the first public viewings of its holdings. The archive includes over one hundred hours of videotaped interviews and...Read More about Finding My Sisters In Cinema: Yvonne Welbon's Archive of African American Women's Media Production
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Location: FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse ()
The keynote speaker of this symposium, Professor Werner Sollors of Harvard University, will be giving a talk entitled “Are You Occupied Territory? Black G.I.s in Fiction of the American Occupation of Germany after World War II.” There will also be talks from Michelle Wright of Northwestern University ("Off the Beaten Path: Theorizing Blackness outside the Middle Passage Epistemology") and Michelle Eley of North Carolina State University ("Bringing New Perspectives of the Black Diaspora to the...Read More about From Harlem to Hamburg and Back Again
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Location: Rubenstein 318, Perkins Library ()
When most people think of maps and books they immediately imagine maps, or atlases. Yet maps illustrate and contribute to a larger argument in books of all kinds, including histories, geographies, travel accounts, and novels. Beyond atlases, maps are often studied or collected as individual items, or "sovereign" maps, in the words of French scholar Christian Jacob. This discussion dethrones the sovereign map, asking what changes theoretically and curatorially when we think about maps as “bound...Read More about Bound Images: Maps in Books, 1500-1850
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8:30am
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Location: The Franklin Center ()
A day-long workshop that will explore how film, graffiti, rap, poetry, and street art have flourished at the intersection of religion (specifically Middle Eastern Islam) and revolution, transforming not only the social and political landscape, but also the human sensorium. In the evening, the Duke Coffeehouse will host a dance party and music jam featuring music from the recent revolutions in the Arab World. The workshop will explore: How does this cultural production help breathe new life into...Read More about Islamic Media: Sense and Sensation Workshop
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:00pm
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Location: Great Hall, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education ()
A discussion hosted by Visiting Faculty Fellow Ralph J. Savarese. How might blindness and bipolar disorder be understood as acceptable forms of difference, not conditions to be pathologized and lamented? How might they contribute to the literary arts? Come listen to two celebrated authors, Stephen Kuusisto and Susanne Antonetta, read from their work and discuss these questions.    ...Read More about The Difference that Disability Makes: A Reading and Panel Discussion
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:00am
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Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse ()
Duke's Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory is sponsoring a symposium April 12th, 2013, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in the FHI Garage. The goal of the symposium is to contextualize—both historically and in terms of science studies methodologies—the models of the “brain” and of “economics” that underwrite the recent emergence of “Neuroeconomics.” This event is open to all members of the Duke community and the wider public....Read More about Symposium on Neuroeconomics
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:30am
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Location: Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse ()
The Haiti Lab will be hosting a conference on international relief efforts in Haiti, organized by Visiting Faculty Fellow Joshua Nadel and the students in his Duke-NCCU class "The Haiti Project." The event will bring together grassroots activists and donors, international NGO workers and theorists to critically assess both the aims of humanitarian and development aid and the efficacy of aid design and delivery.  ...Read More about Humanitarianism in Haiti: Visions and Practice