Affiliates and Partners

Duke Affiliates

Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHRC@FHI)
The Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, staff and students to promote new understandings about global human rights issues. The DHRC@FHI along with the FHI are the organizational sponsors of the Pauli Murray Project, which draws on the legacy of activist, scholar, feminist, poet, and priest Pauli Murray in order to tackle enduring inequities and injustice in the Durham community.

Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL)
The FHI provides administrative support for PAL, whose mission is to encourage and promote work that places literature, theater, painting, film, and other arts in conversation with philosophy. The Center is directed by Prof. Toril Moi.

Global Partners

Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory (AGHCT)
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is founded on the idea that the so-called global age requires critical exchanges among different research fields as well as a radical rethinking of our theoretical tools. A partnership between Duke University, the Department of History and Cultures at the University of Bologna, and the University of Virginia, the Academy also sponsors the annual Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory, held at the University of Bologna.

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER)
The WiSER partnership grew out of the FHI's co-sponsorship of the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, which held its final session in Summer 2015. The FHI's current collaboration with WiSER supports inter-campus visits by Duke and Wits faculty.

Past Affiliates

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI)
Between 2007 and 2016, the FHI was the administrative base of the CHCI, an international membership organization for university and college-based humanities centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary programs in the humanities with a significant research component. Past FHI Directors Srinivas Aravamudan and Ian Baucom each served as CHCI President. CHCI operations relocated to the Center for the Humanities at theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison in January 2017.

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)
HASTAC is an international group of academic organizations dedicated to exploring and sharing information about the use of new media and technology in higher education. HASTAC is co-founded by Cathy Davidson (Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke, and the FHI's founding Co-Director) and David Theo Goldberg (Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute). From 2006 to 2017, the FHI served as HASTAC's institutional host. Beginning July 1, 2017, HASTAC will be embedded at the Nexus Lab for Digital Humanities and Computational Informatics at Arizona State University.