Hightlights Archive

Highlights Archive

Jan 3 2017
Announcing the new documentary website SNCC Digital Gateway: Learn from the Past, Organize for the Future, Make Democracy Work. It is the product of collaboration between the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Legacy Project, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, and Duke Libraries. The site was unveiled on what would have been the 113th birthday of Ella Baker, the woman who brought SNCC into being and one of the 20th century’s most...Read More about The SNCC Digital Gateway is Online
Oct 13 2016
Story Lab offers a richly interwoven program of research, creative expression, course work, and civic engagement involving faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. This semester it's buzzing with activity, with regular workshops and lectures, including.... an open writing session every Friday afternoon from 1-4pm, a series of workshops, Scholars and Storytelling, exploring the relevance of stories in...Read More about The Latest at StoryLab
Oct 11 2016
Sonic Dictionary, the HWL project that has been building a searchable public database of sounds, was recently the focus of a workshop presented by the Publishing Makerspace working group of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)....Read More about Sonic Dictionary Workshop at HASTAC
Sep 23 2016
Eight Duke undergraduates spent six weeks at the beginning of last summer doing intensive research in the Duke University Archives as part of Duke History Revisited. The program, directed by University archivist Valerie Gillispie and assistant archivist Amy McDonald, gave students an opportunity to conduct intensive mentored research. For the archive, it was an opportunity to fill in a few narrative gaps....Read More about Students Refresh the Archive for Duke History Revisited
Sep 7 2016
Two past HWL Visiting Faculty Fellows were instrumental in the recent launch of a new Franklin Humanities Institute program, the North Carolina Central University-Duke University Digital Humanities Fellows. NCCU professors Matthew Cook and Joshua Nadel have joined with Duke Visual Studies professor Victoria Szabo to coordinate the program, which recently welcomed its first cohort of five....Read More about Past HWL Fellows Continue Their Crosstown Collaboration
Aug 29 2016
The year-long seminar series will offer discussions, analysis, and game playing. Please email Leo Ching if you are interested in being a regular and active participant....Read More about Conflict Modeling and Games Seminar Series
Aug 12 2016
Howard University Classics professor Norman Sandridge drew on the experience of his 2014-15 Visiting Faculty Fellowship to help create a collaborative online syllabus for a course on leadership in the ancient world. He recently unveiled the project on...Read More about Leadership in the Ancient World, The Greatest Hits
Aug 9 2016
Writing for Duke Magazine's special late-summer issue on storytelling and language, classical studies professor Jed Atkins traces the Roman roots of some recent presidential campaign rhetoric. In Republican Rome, as in modern democracies, effective communication was vital for winning elections, and Cicero was the most accomplished public speaker in Roman history....Read More about Ancient Rhetoric Meets Post-Modern Politics
Jun 17 2016
While others are preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Duke research team is working in Rio de Janeiro to study the effects of the Brazilian government’s expansion of the university system.  As part of Duke’s Global Brazil Lab, students and faculty are working alongside Brazilian scholars and students at the Multidisciplinary Institute of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. The team—which formed from a Bass Connections program—is residing and working in Baixada, a lower-income...Read More about Duke's Global Brazil Lab Works to Create Partnerships With Brazilian Universities
May 19 2016
The Humanities Writ Large Steering Committee has selected three Visiting Faculty Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. They are:...Read More about 2016-17 Visiting Faculty Fellows