Upcoming Events

Ramachandra Guha
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249

Abstract: Scientists who deal with inanimate nature can seek to be wholly objective, keeping themselves and their prejudices wholly out of their research and their findings. Historians who deal with thinking, arguing, human beings know that pure or total objectivity will always be beyond them.... read more »


What is a World? A Roundtable on World Literature
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please RSVP at whatisaworld.eventbrite.com. Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a roundtable with Duke University faculty around the question “What is a World?” This... read more »


Domby
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 229, Boyd Seminar Room

Adam Domby argues that the Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early twentieth century in essence sought to recast a struggle to perpetuate slavery as a heroic defense of the South. This was not only an insidious goal, but was founded on falsehoods, including... read more »


The silouette of a head and body with words representing narrative medicine and storytelling filling up the body.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Duke Health Humanities Lab seeks participants for its third annual offering of the Chronic Health Conditions Storytelling (CHCS) group. Facilitated by Duke medical students Sam Hofacker, Megha Gupta, and Sarah Hodges, advised by faculty member Deborah Jenson, and assisted by Health Humanities... read more »


Flyer for Wittgenstein Workshop: Reading Philosophical Investigations
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:00am
Allen 314

This workshop is intended for beginners as well as for seasoned Wittgenstein readers. Three philosophers and a literary critic will each read and comment on a brief passage from Philosophical investigations which has been important to their own work. The passages will be available at the workshop... read more »


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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

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 on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. Breakfast is served at 9am. By the 1920s, Poland'... read more »


Coopting AI flyer
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

This will be a conversation between Luciana Parisi (Duke) and Ezekiel Dixon-Román (University of Pennsylvania) on "Machine Learning is a Co-opting Machine" and "Designing AI with Justice" from the "Co-opting AI" series (Public Books). This conversation considers how discourses of co-opting AI need... read more »


Forché
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Carolyn Forché's timely book, "What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance" (Penguin Press, 2019), is the winner of the 2019 Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1950, poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché has witnessed,... read more »


Male adult with two children, all wearing masks, riding up escalator
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

On Tuesday March 3, please join the Duke Kunshan University Humanities Research Center in partnership with the Franklin Humanities Institute for a panel on the human, social and political implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seminar presents an opportunity for Duke Kunshan University... read more »


Meridians 20th Anniversary Symposium
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please click here to register Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the journal Meridians... read more »


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