Affiliates & Partners

Affiliate Centers

Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
The Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHRC@FHI) brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to promote new understandings of pressing questions about human rights, terror, political violence and the politics of forgiveness, accountability and reconciliation. The DHRC@FHI is also home to the Pauli Murray Project

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Technology Advanced Collaboratory) is an international group of academic organizations dedicated to exploring and sharing information about the use of new media and technology in higher education. The FHI has been pleased to provide various forms of support for HASTAC activities since 2006, and served as the co-host of the first HASTAC annual meeting, in April 2007.

Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL)
The FHI is host to PAL, whose mission is to encourage and promote work that places literature, theater, painting, film, and other arts in conversation with philosophy. The Institute co-sponsored PAL's inaugural lecture in 2009 featuring the philosopher Stanley Cavell.

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 and Partners

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Between 2007 and 2016, the FHI was the administrative base of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (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.