Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:45am
Old Chemistry 011

Who are Israeli settlers? What is the Israeli settlement project? Is settlement synonymous with occupation? Having recently returned from fieldwork in Israel/Palestine, anthropologist Joyce Dalsheim will share insights from the field. She will discuss the case of religiously motivated Jewish... read more »

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke 209

Film Screening:"Ahlaam" ("Dreams") (Mohamed AI-Daradji, 2006, 110 min., Iraq, in Arabic w/ English Subtitles, Color, Digital)Scarred Baghdad 2003... confusion, uncertainty and death engulf the bombed ruins of a Psychiatric asylum. Voyeuristically we move between the past and the present of three... read more »

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke Parlors

The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in... read more »

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:15pm
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery

For the secular citizen-artist of our times, is the inheritance of the twentieth century a burden to be overcome, or a gift to be embraced? Iconic Interruptions explores this question with the help of some select works of Indian artist Gigi Scaria who lives and works in New Delhi. Over the past two... read more »

Photo by Prasanth Chandran/Flickr
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:30am
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery

It has become something of an academic fashion in the last decade or so to bring China and India, these two "Asian" giants and fast-growing global economies, into the same comparative framework. These acts of comparison have generally focused on politics and economics, and especially international... read more »

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:30am
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room

Poems, Prose, and Panels: The Work of the Humanities in End of Life CareAn Interactive WorkshopSeptember 30, 2017 9:30-1:30, Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room. The room will be open from 9:00 on with coffee and snacks served. Lunch will be served, please RSVP by September 23 to Rachel... read more »

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Old Chemistry 011

Monday, October 2, 20174 pm - 6 pmAhmadieh Lecture HallSmith Warehouse, Bay 4 (C105)Map & Directions: https://humanrights.fhi.duke.edu/contact/Radical anti-colonial thought has a genealogy of critical theorizing in which seminal... read more »

Rights! Camera! Action!
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

The importance of place and memory in preserving a people's history are crucial to Diana Allan's illuminating documentary. "Still Life" examines the role that a series of personal photos that survived the 1948 displacement play in the life of Said Ismael Otruk, an elderly Palestinian from Acre now... read more »

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Description: This paper examines the idea of corporate personhood from the perspective of poetry and theater, with special reference to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. It draws some distinctions among some of the most important literary terms related to personhood, and it concludes with some... read more »

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Penn Pavilion

In her latest book, educational innovator Cathy N. Davidson (Duke's former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies) argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it to prepare students for our age of constant change. Our current system of higher... read more »