Upcoming Events

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Friday, January 27, 2023 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present their current research to their departmental (and interdepartmental) colleagues, students, and other... read more »


Typing Hands
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249

Abbas Benmamoun is the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Linguistics. His research focuses on the comparative syntax and morphology of natural language and on heritage languages, particularly on issues of language maintenance and loss within... read more »


broken chain
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 11:00am

"On Abolition," a 2-day symposium co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Office of Global Affairs. The symposium will be held on February 2-3, 2023, on Zoom. You are warmly invited to register here: https://duke.... read more »


Photo of John Hope Franklin and Tony Phillips
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 1:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Join the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for our John Hope Franklin Legacies Series lecture by Tony Phillips! "John Hope Franklin: Hope at the BBC": "When I find myself today mentoring and working with new producers, the source of one of the brightest guiding lights I can offer has come... read more »


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Friday, February 3, 2023 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present their current research to their departmental (and interdepartmental) colleagues, students, and other... read more »


Friday, February 3, 2023 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for a conversation between Tony Phillips, Mark Anthony Neal, and John Gartrell as part of our John Hope Franklin Legacies Series. Guest speakers: Tony Phillips, Consultant, Editor, Executive Producer. Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke... read more »


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Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 1:45pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness Lab (CCDGBL) at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for our 2022-23 speaker series. CCDGBL is part of The Entanglement Project, a new FHI initiative focused on the intersections of race, health, and climate. More info: All... read more »


Photo of Wenjin Liu
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! "Political Vice in Plato" Plato witnessed the decline of Athens from a hegemonic political power to a city state that struggled to recover its glory in the midst of dissension and war. With the help of medical... read more »


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Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:30am
East Duke Parlors

Please register for this hybrid event at https://duke.is/9ttjs Mohsin Taasha, Visual Artist Shamayel Shalizi, Multimedia Artist Saadia Batool, Visual Artist Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, James Madison University Anila Daulatzai, UC Berkeley Moderator and convenor: Paniz... read more »


Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

The Problem of Failure In this presentation, I propose a thinking of failure that might potentially be truer to failure itself. Common understandings of failure and even current "failure studies" tend to give failure a positive spin or an optimistic horizon, such as... read more »


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