Hightlights Archive

Highlights Archive

Jan 26 2018
Visiting Faculty Fellow Daphne Lamothe explores one of the most fundamental lessons of black life, and Black Studies, in a talk at the John Hope Franklin Center's Wednesdays at the Center series—the fact that, sometimes, no bridging is possible and all you can do is hold what is incommensurate. "Relational Ethics and Aesthetics in Stromae’s 'Formidable'"John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference HallWednesday, February 7, 2018, noon-1:00pmA light lunch will be served and parking is...Read More about Blackness Unmoored: Relational Ethics and Aesthetics in Stromae’s “Formidable”
Jul 11 2017
One of the most significant outcomes of Humanities Writ Large is an impressive array of Digital Humanities projects. Some were integral to the work of Emerging Networks. Others were created by Visiting Faculty Fellows, either during their residency at Duke or after returning to their home institution armed with fresh knowledge and inspiration. In some cases, fellows with no plans to engage in a Digital Humanities project were inspired to do so by their HWL experience....Read More about Ongoing Digital Humanities Projects
Jul 7 2017
Will Shaw, Digital Humanities Technology Consultant for Duke Libraries, was the keynote speaker at a recent conference at Ursinus College. The event brought together faculty and students from three institutions—Ursinus, Gettysburg College and Muhlenberg College—seeking to integrate digital humanities into their curricula. The conference aim was to “develop a concrete plan to help the institutions...Read More about An HWL Digital Humanities Spin-Off in Pennsylvania
May 18 2017
The Humanities Writ Large Steering Committee has selected two Visiting Faculty Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. They are:...Read More about 2017-18 Visiting Faculty Fellows
Apr 21 2017
On April 27th, 2017, Story Lab will host a one-day workshop on storytelling. Bringing together educators, activists, journalists, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, the inaugural Story Lab Certification Workshop will be an opportunity to convene practitioners from a wide array of professions, fields and disciplines to talk about, reflect upon, and critically engage with the phenomenon of storytelling....Read More about Story Lab Certification Workshop
Apr 20 2017
HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Caroline Stark is a professor of classics at Howard University whose work focuses on ancient cosmology and the reception of classical antiquity in later periods and other cultures. As her year at Duke nears its end, she will present a talk on the narratives of virgin sacrifice that 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...Read More about Narratives of Virgin Sacrifice in Ancient and Renaissance Poetry on the Nature of the Universe
Feb 28 2017
Hi-Phi Nation, the philosophical podcast developed and produced by HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Barry Lam, is now six episodes into its first season, with several more in the works. Topics covered so far include the morality of war, parapsychology, pop music, and the burden imposed on the living by the wishes of the dead. An article posted by Vassar College, his home institution, neatly...Read More about A New Way of Doing Philosophy
Feb 10 2017
Reunion conference for six groups of scholars who have each had a year-long fellowship at Duke to focus on their research and writing....Read More about Humanities at Large: Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference
Jan 13 2017
Daily Nous, a website devoted to "news for and about the philosophy profession," is excited about Hi-Phi Nation, the podcast series Barry Lam is developing while he is a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke....Read More about Philosophers Looking Forward to Hi-Phi Nation
Jan 12 2017
An essay by Jennifer Jacqueline Stratton, a documentary artist and scholar and graduate of Duke’s MFAEDA program, and Ashley Rose Young, a doctoral student in Duke’s history department, was recently published in the edited volume Food and Museums. The piece, entitled “Terroir Tapestries: An Interactive Consumption Project,” describes a project...Read More about Terroir Tapestries: An Interactive Consumption Project