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Ph.D. candidates Gray Kidd (History) and Stephanie Reist (Romance Studies), participants in the Bass Connections project "The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense" (2017-2018), discuss how the experience helped them with their own research. Bass Connections projects... read more »


On November 2, 2017, FHI Practitioner-in-Residence Catherine Flowers spoke with FHI Digital Humanities Specialist Dr. Amanda Starling Gould's "Designing Nature's Futures" course. Ms. Flowers, a researcher, activist, and storyteller, engaged the class with details and anecdotes from her... read more »


Check out our list of FHI-affiliated Spring 2018 courses! Environment Dr. Saskia Cornes – “Nature, Culture, and Gender“ GSF 366 Dr. Amanda Starling Gould – “Acting Environmentally: Environmental Art, Action, and Activism” Lit 290/Eng 290/Environ 290/CulAnth 290 Social... read more »


Paola Rudan, Senior Assistant Professor in History of Political Thought in the Department of History and Cultures at the University of Bologna, will have a one-week residency at Duke from November 13-17. Her residency is sponsored by the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, (AGHCT), a... read more »


By Ethan Holland This post was written by a student in Dr. Aaron Dinin’s Building Global Audiences(I&E 250) class. You can learn more about their class project and why they’re blogging about it here. Two weeks ago, the Health Humanities Lab (HHL) project... read more »


Bruno Latour was recently interviewed in Science about science studies and "science wars" in the present moment of climate crisis. At the end of the interview, he spoke of his current research on "critical zones," or "the study of Earth's outer skin." One of the geoscientists he has worked with... read more »


Co-founder of the Franklin Humanities Institute, former Duke vice provost for interdisciplinary studies, and former Duke English professor, Cathy N. Davidson now leads the Futures Institute at the City University of New York and is author of “The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University... read more »


Guest Post from Dr. Aaron Dinin. Three years ago, I began teaching a class for Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship program called “Building Global Audiences.” In the half-dozen semesters since then, I’ve revamped the class twice, but its core thesis has remained the same. “Your product doesn’... read more »


Dr. Eileen Chow, co-director of our FHI Story Lab, was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) about her new role as an academic editor for the LARB's soon-to-launch LARB China Channel. Dr. Chow talks about how writing and translation are "through-lines in a... read more »


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