Visiting Faculty Fellows

The Visiting Faculty Fellows program is intended to extend the practice of humanities research and education philosophically grounded at the undergraduate level into liberal arts colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Duke, as a research hub, can offer its research opportunities to faculty from these institutions and by extension have its impact on their undergraduates even as we can learn from the knowledge and world-views generated at these other institutions. This element of the HWL grant realizes the Mellon Foundation’s desire to reframe humanities as an engine for new knowledge production and to multiply the benefits of the Humanities Writ Large initiative at Duke.


"Humanities at Large" Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference March 23-24, 2017
Starting in 2011, with the support of the Mellon Humanities Writ Large Grant, Duke University has hosted resident fellows from Liberal Arts Colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities to pursue their research and teaching projects....Read More about "Humanities at Large" Conference
Mapping Athens
Professor Sheila Dillon leads a project that seeks to produce a database and digital map of the archaeological remains of ancient Athens. This project is a collaborative multi-disciplinary endeavor based in the Wired! Lab, and involves undergraduate...Read More about Mapping Athens
Subnature and Culinary Culture
“Subnature” is a word coined by architectural historian David Gissen for aspects of nature that the architectural discipline has traditionally shunned, such as dankness, darkness, mud, weeds, smoke, puddles, dust, debris, crowds, and pigeons....Read More about Subnature and Culinary Culture