Story+ 2019 Research Symposium

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Event Contact

Jennifer Zhou
Announcing the 2019 Story+ Research Symposium!
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 12:00-3:30pm

  • Lunch served at 11:30am

  • Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105)

At the Summer 2019 Story+ Research Symposium, Story+ teams will present their final products and/or research works-in-progress. This year our ten Story+ teams are spending six weeks unboxing curious artifacts in the Archives (including a lock of Walt Whitman’s hair!), uncovering telling facts of social history at Duke and beyond (including its “stained” tobacco pasts), and remixing content into literary exhibitions, environmental podcasts, educational materials, 3D-printed stamps, musical liner notes, and social justice image archives. Their topics range from asylums to feminisms to 19th-century social media stars, and their proposed products range from podcasts to pedagogical materials. Their methods include textual analysis, visual analysis, archival/historical research, social media research, narrative analysis, cultural analysis, creative work, artistic practice, oral history, writing, and embodied performance.

You can read more about our teams on our website and via our Instagram, which is ‘taken over’ by the teams during Story+.

Story+ is offered through the FHI and Duke Bass Connections, with support from the Duke University Libraries and Versatile Humanists at Duke.

2019 Story+ Research Symposium Schedule

11:30: Light lunch served

12:00pm: Opening Remarks

12:10-12:35pm: Social Lives of Print Culture

  • Pirating Texts: From Robinson Crusoe to Cast Away, Tracking the Myth of Crusoe From Slave Trade Propaganda to Children’s Animation

  • “After 33 y'rs of hackling at it”: The Echoes of Walt Whitman’s Entrepreneurial Publishing in Digital Content Creation

12:35-12:45pm: Q&A

12:50-1:25pm: Who Tells Your Story?

  • 23 and We: Stories of Race in Genetic Ancestry Testing Advertisements

  • Photographic Life of Harriet: Tubman’s Life in Pictures

  • #MyVoiceMyBody: Minoritized Bodies in the Pulpit at Duke Chapel

1:25-1:40 pm: Q&A

10 Minute Break

1:50-2:25pm: Archives in Action

  • Consuming Women, Liberating Women: Women and Advertising in the Mid 20th Century

  • Teaching Duke History

  • Stained University: From Duke's Entanglement with the Tobacco Industry to a Smoke-Free Campus

2:25-2:40pm: Q&A

2:45-3:10pm: Origin Stories: Landscapes & Elegies

  • The Other Side of Hungry River: Mental Illness Mapped Through Songs

  • Beyond Despair: Narrating the Environment through the Humanities

3:10-3:20pm: Q&A

3:30 Closing Remarks and Celebratory Dessert Reception

More Information
Story+ Research Symposium flyer
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Franklin Humanities Institute
Event Co-Sponsors
Bass Connections, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, Libraries, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity (The Cook Center)