Global & Institutional Partnerships

University of Bologna

The FHI supports exchanges and collaborations among humanities scholars across institutional and national lines. To that end we have developed a set of partnerships with humanities centers and institutes, research institutes, and other educational organizations in the US and beyond. These partnerships support collaborative research, "summer schools" for faculty and graduate students, and other modes of exchange. Please see below for more partnership details and the right side bar for related funding and other opportunities.

Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory: 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 aims primarily to establish a transnational network of researchers. By facilitating the mobility of faculty and students, ideas and initiatives, we wish to become a hub for scholars from the three founding universities and other interested institutions. The Academy grew out of a partnership between UNIBO, Duke, and UVA to promote the Summer School on Global Studies and Critical Theory, a major initiative in international education which will reach its fourth edition in 2017. As a vital part of the Academy, the Summer School will continue to explore new dimensions of the global university.

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) / Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC): The FHI-WiSER partnership enables Duke faculty and students to travel to South Africa to participate in the JWTC, an annual intensive summer workshop on critical social analysis hosted by WiSER; supports the JWTC in its efforts to establish a new program in Southern Theory and Global Humanities; and contributes to the production of an online journal of African Humanities Research: The Johannesburg Salon. Visit JWTC website and WISER website >>>  

Early Modern Conversions: Based at the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas at McGill University, this project engages younger scholars, other scholars, artists, and members of the public in a rethinking of early modern Europe as an "age of conversion."  The FHI is one of eighteen institutional partners in Canada, the US, England, and Australia. Visit project website >>>