Events Archive

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 ()
Members of Wired! and Visualizing Venice are pleased to announce the publication of Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City. This book presents the ways in which the use of innovative technology can provide new and fascinating stories about places...Read More about Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a Coty
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall (Map)
In this presentation, Dr. Lamothe will advance a theory of “blackness unmoored” through an analysis of the lyrics and music video for the song, “Formidable” by Stromae. Lamothe will invoke the metaphor of unmooring to convey the disorientation, and reorientation, of the subject who navigates contending social spaces, racial formations, and orientations to history. The musical and visual registers of Stromae’s text captures both the melancholy and potentiality of the subject who is racially...Read More about Blackness Unmoored: Relational Ethics and Aesthetics in Stromae’s “Formidable”
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:00am
Location: Story Lab, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College and Humanities Writ-Large Fellow here at Duke, will be giving a talk and discussion about producing the first season of Hi-Phi Nation, the first story-driven podcast about philosophy, this year in residence and Duke. The talk will be at 11am at StoryLab, Bay 4 of Smith Warehouse on Wednesday May 17th. Lunch will be served at 12pm, RSVP to if you would like...Read More about Hi-Phi Nation: The First Story-Driven Podcast About Philosophy
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (Map)
Story Lab's inaugural Certification Workshop will be an opportunity for practitioners from a wide array of professions, fields and disciplines to talk about, reflect upon, and critically engage with the phenomenon of storytelling. The morning session will feature a keynote from Jon Jarvis, former Director of the National Park Services, followed by a general discussion of Story Lab’s and the workshop’s aims; the afternoon will feature three break-out working group sessions, each focusing on a...Read More about Story Lab Certification Workshop
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 (Map)
The mission of the National Park Service (NPS) is to steward over 400 places established specifically for their preservation and enjoyment by present and for future generations. Collectively, these places are the physical manifestations of the American narrative, from our desire to preserve great natural wonders, to the accurate telling of our complex history. Jon Jarvis, who served forty years with the NPS and the last eight as Director, will explore the deeper meaning behind these...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Jonathan Jarvis
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:45am
Location: Carpenter Room, 249 Rubenstein Library (Map)
This talk examines the question why narratives of virgin sacrifice 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 naturalibus et divinis II. The tragic and vivid accounts of the sacrifice of these maidens and the triumph of their respective heroes are programmatic and represent the symbolic ritual reenactment of the successful expurgation of society's evils...Read More about Narratives of Virgin Sacrifice in Ancient and Renaissance Poetry on the Nature of the Universe
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Friedl Building 225 (Map)
This talk focuses on the multiple artistic platforms employed by the group, 3canal, as they create spaces for the exploration of emancipatory expressions, histories, and futures. Dr. van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy considers parallels between the presentation of the idea of revolution in the productions of 3canal and th ewriting of the Trinidadian intellectual and activist, C.L.R. James. This is part of her book project Performing Revolution: Rapso Music and Postcolonial Politics of Liberation in...Read More about Rapso Music, Theater, and Masquerade in Trinidad
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Stories are everywhere: around, between, and in us. If the impulse for narrative and story is, as Roland Barthes suggested, “international, trans-historical, and transcultural,” then what might it mean to consider story from the most common human denominator of all: biology? James Wahlberg is completing Duke’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program with a final project entitled Story as Biology, in which he uses ethology, neuroscience, evolution, and close readings to consider the...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: James Walhberg, "Story as Biology"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse (Map)
Sienna R. Craig, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Dartmouth College, will speak about her current book project, The Ends of Kinship: Care and Belonging between Nepal and New York City. This ethnography asks how individuals, families, and communities navigate lives within and between the Himalayan region of Mustang, Nepal, and the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York. This talk will focus on questions of method and why she’s chosen to interweave fictional short stories with...Read More about Scholars and Storytelling: Sienna R. Craig
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Location: Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, 153 Rubenstein Library (Map)
Visiting Faculty Fellows hosted by Humanities Writ Large since 2011 return for a two-day conference to discuss the state of pedagogy and scholarship in the humanities from diverse angles. See the full schedule for details....Read More about Humanities at Large: Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference