Hightlights Archive

Highlights Archive

Jul 30 2014
pSearch Humanities Returns for Year Two
Project Search: Humanities—“pSearch”—is a pre-orientation program designed to introduce incoming students to research methods and opportunities in the humanities and interpretive social sciences at Duke. The session this year begins on August 3 and ends two weeks later, just before orientation week....Read More about pSearch Humanities Returns for Year Two
Apr 29 2014
BorderWork(s) Hosts a Meeting of the Mapping Minds
by Jordana Dym and Mark Olson Thanks to the joint efforts of Humanities Writ Large fellow Jordana Dym and BorderWork(s) Lab director Phil Stern, the BorderWork(s) Lab hosted visitors from New York this past fall. Five students and two faculty from Dym's home institution, Skidmore College, joined a dozen Duke students and faculty at the BorderWork(s) Lab October 25-26, 2013 to discuss the study and public presentation of history and cartography. The visit was made possible by a travel grant from...Read More about BorderWork(s) Hosts a Meeting of the Mapping Minds
Mar 31 2014
Platforms and Passageways Maps Community Resources in Colombia
The focus of the BorderWork(s) research project Platforms and Passageways is on how to coordinate the information that internally displaced Colombians need as they return to their home villages. One of the tools they have developed is a set of color-coded maps showing the status of various community resources. Below are two such maps, which illustrate two distinct measures of the extent and quality of the water supply across the different villages of the municipality of San Carlos....Read More about Platforms and Passageways Maps Community Resources in Colombia
Mar 14 2014
The Shifting Nature of Academic Work in the Digital Age
On April 16-17, Writing in a Digital Age, a Humanities Writ Large Emerging Network, will present a series of conversations and workshops focused on Composing Knowledge in the Digital Age. At the first event, on Wednesday, April 16, two visiting scholars will speak to the changing nature of academic writing. Jesse Stommel will address to the eroding distinction between academic writing and public outreach. Pete Rorabaugh...Read More about The Shifting Nature of Academic Work in the Digital Age
Feb 25 2014
The Economic Logic of the Humanities
Jacob Soll, a professor of history and accounting at the University of Southern California, argues in the Chronicle of Higher Education that there is a more important reason to value the humanities than the oft-cited arguments about the power of the humanities to broaden the souls of students, to make them creative, critical thinkers,...Read More about The Economic Logic of the Humanities
Feb 24 2014
Global Brazil Humanities Lab
A new Humanities Laboratory, GLOBAL BRAZIL: CULTURE, NATURE, POLITICS, will begin in Fall 2014. Global Brazil aims to generate new conversations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences by including students in research focused on Brazilian arts, social movements, and natural environment. The Lab will be directed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty: Paul Baker, Earth and Ocean Sciences; John French, History and African and African American Studies; and Esther Gabara,...Read More about Global Brazil Humanities Lab
Feb 20 2014
NAACP Image Awards Nomination
Visiting Faculty Fellow Yvonne Welbon has been nominated for the 45th NAACP Image Awards for her role as producer of "The New Black," a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with gay rights ssue of gay rights in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaignto legalize gay marriage and...Read More about NAACP Image Awards Nomination
Feb 7 2014
"Platforms and Passageways" Summer Research in Columbia
This summer, two students involved in the “Platforms and Passageways” project travelled to Colombia to continue the research they began in class. Albert DeCaprio conducted interviews with municipal officials on the implementation of the Victims’ Reparation and Land Restitution Law and engaged in participant-observation with victims’ and community organizations. He also continued to choreograph the dance he began in class and we filmed this process for possible use in a video project....Read More about "Platforms and Passageways" Summer Research in Columbia
Dec 4 2013
Medicine Without Borders in Premodern Asia
Visiting Faculty Fellow Pierce Salguero will be one of two speakers at this event on Monday, December 9, 4:00 - 5:20 p.m., 240 Franklin Center (Erwin Road at Trent Drive). Professor Salguero will talk on "Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China." The second speaker is Pamela Winfield, Assistant Professor at Elon University, who will speak on "Religion and Healing in Premodern Japan." This event is sponsored by the Triangle...Read More about Medicine Without Borders in Premodern Asia
Dec 3 2013
Two-Way Bridges Culminating Events
Don't miss these upcoming opportunities to learn about the work of the Two-Way Bridges | Puentes de Doble Vía project. Wednesday, December 4, noon, John Hope Franklin Center, Erwin Road at Trent Drive Thursday, December 5, 6 p.m., Fredric Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, East Campus Come witness how this team has worked at Connecting Duke, Durham and the Americas/Conectando Duke, Durham y Las Américas...Read More about Two-Way Bridges Culminating Events