Hightlights Archive

Highlights Archive

Nov 23 2015
Duke's New Human Rights Certificate
The HWL Emerging Network RightsConnect was integral to the development of the Human Rights Certificate, a recent addition to Duke's curriculum. Robin Kirk, co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, reports on the process:...Read More about Duke's New Human Rights Certificate
Nov 20 2015
The latest of installment of Taking Notes, a series of multimedia features about Duke Humanities faculty, features composer John Supko and his quest for music that changes with each performance....Read More about Taking Note of Duke's Exceptional Humanities Faculty
Nov 4 2015
Gallery Talk in Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica
Romance Studies professor Elvira Vilches will present a Gallery Talk in Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica at the Nasher Museum on Thursday, November 12. The hour-long talk starts at 6pm and will be followed by a chocolate tasting....Read More about Gallery Talk in Art of the Americas: Mesoamerica
Oct 30 2015
A South American Dam Provides a Window on Politics and Economics as well as Energy
Christine Folch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and one of the faculty members hired with the support of Humanities Writ Large, has studied how a South American dam project bridging Paraguay and Argentina has affected cross-nation relations and the environment. She is now a co-director of the Global Brazil Lab. Read more about her in Duke Today....Read More about A South American Dam Provides a Window on Politics and Economics as well as Energy
Oct 15 2015
History Hackathon, October 23-25
The HistoryHackathon adds a historical twist to the Hackathon concept. (A Hackathon is an event in which a group of people, traditionally computer programmers, assemble for a short time-frame and collaborate to produce creative or innovative pieces of software under a specific set of constraints.) It is a contest for undergraduate student teams researching historical documents and creating imaginative projects over a 72-hour window from October 23-25, 2015. Projects can include performances,...Read More about History Hackathon, October 23-25
Sep 30 2015
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Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead delivered the keynote address at the "Democracy and the Humanities Symposium" commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities at Loyola University Maryland on September 25, 2015. His speech is presented here in its entirety. I wish a happy fiftieth birthday to the National Endowment for the Humanities. For fifty years, the NEH has helped scholars open the human record to new understanding, made our...Read More about The NEH at Fifty: On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods
Sep 30 2015
The NEH at Fifty: On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods
Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead delivered the keynote address at the "Democracy and the Humanities Symposium" commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities at Loyola University Maryland on September 25, 2015. His speech is presented here in its entirety. I wish a happy fiftieth birthday to the National Endowment for the Humanities. For fifty years, the NEH has helped scholars open the human record to new understanding, made our...Read More about The NEH at Fifty: On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods
Sep 29 2015
Two Way Bridges Documents the Undocumented
This year's NC Latin American Film Festival featured two documentary films produced by the Two Way Bridges project. The project brought numerous Duke programs and departments into partnership with local organizations in the Latino community. It sought "to offer means for the Latino community to have greater access to the university and to have Duke students engage the...Read More about Two Way Bridges Documents the Undocumented
Sep 24 2015
Voting Rights, Then and Now: The SNCC Legacy Project
An ongoing partnership between Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University Libraries, and the SNCC Legacy Project was the subject of a recent story on WUNC. The collaboration centers on the living memory of members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a leading force in the fight for minority voting rights in the 1960s. According to its organizers, the project "will encourage...Read More about Voting Rights, Then and Now: The SNCC Legacy Project
Sep 17 2015
The Secret of Good Humanities Teaching
In a recent piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education an English professor and one of his former students describe what they believe to be "the hidden structure of effective humanities teaching." It hinges on "the skill of rereading." A first reading allows the students to absorb the broad themes but not all of the richness. The key is a second reading, in which "[a] good professor brings the complexities back...Read More about The Secret of Good Humanities Teaching

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