Upcoming Events

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
FHI Conference Room / C107, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

In this workshop, we will be discussing the work of Darius Rejali ("Torture and Democracy") as well as some of the testimony culled from the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT). Professor Talebi, herself a former detainee under two separate regimes in Iran, will be discussing... read more »

POSTPONED: After the Rebellion: Religion, Rebels and Jihad in South Asia
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
Lilly Library

This talk has been postponed and will be rescheduled.Religion, rebels, and jihad were redefined in the aftermath of the 1857 Rebellion in South Asia. What it meant to belong to a particular religion-specifically Islam-came to signify one's political leanings. In turn, religious concepts with long,... read more »

Scholars + Storytelling: Chinese Eco-Cinema with Shu-Chin Tsui
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C106 "Story Lab"

In this installment of Scholars + Storytelling, Dr. Shu-Chin Tsui discusses the role documentary filmmaking plays in China's response to its growing environmental crisis. Her talk complements screenings of Under the Dome (2015), Plastic China (2016), and Behemoth (2015) as part of Duke's 3rd Annual... read more »

Global Ideas, Local Impact
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Global Ideas, Local Impact is the Duke Human Rights Center's annual celebration of human rights opportunities at Duke and in the world. The event, hosted by the Student Advisory Board, includes a Research Slam, where students present their human rights research conducted throughout the school year... read more »

Slavery Unseen Symposium
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:30pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Please join the Department of Romance Studies in welcoming Professors Christopher Dunn, Sander L. Gilman, Farah Jasmine Griffin and Salamishah Tillet for a symposium reflecting on Professor Lamonte Aidoo's new book: Slavery Unseen: Sex, Power and Violence in Brazilian History, out this spring with... read more »

On Fiction and Criticism
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:30pm
21c Museum Hotel Durham, 111 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC 27701

The English Department is pleased to present a new author event series titled Write Now! The inaugural event will feature novelist Claire Messud and New Yorker critic James Wood. The Write Now! two-day series will kick-off with a reception and public readings featuring our esteemed visiting authors... read more »

We Have Seen the Future, and It Is Us:  Emerging Formats and Redefining Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities: Part I
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall / C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Learn about some of the most forward-thinking digital publishing in the world from Roger Malina, physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press and distinguished professor of arts and technology, and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas. This... read more »

Conversation with the Authors Claire Messud and James Wood, On Fiction and Criticism
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

The English Department is pleased to present a new author event series titled Write Now! The inaugural event will feature novelist Claire Messud and New Yorker critic James Wood.Lunch Provided. This event is Free and open to the public, but registration is required.Claire Messud is a recipient... read more »

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in conjunction with Duke Information Science + Studies and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge will present "Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies," a Digital Humanities symposium to be held at Duke on April 6-7. Proposals in Digital... read more »

Religion, Race, and Readers: Writing African-American Inspirational Historical Romance
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Friedl 225

For decades, genre romance novels featuring heroes and heroines of color were considered niche market fiction, and likewise for "inspirational" romance featuring characters facing spiritual challenges. Now Christian fiction accounts for a massive proportion of the US fiction market, while authors... read more »