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Giulia Ricco

Giulia Riccò became involved with the Franklin Humanities Institute as a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Studies. During her time at Duke, she participated in community life at the FHI in a number of ways - applying for grants and other research funding,... read more »


Digital Humanities Week

How do we perform humanities research in a constantly changing world? We know that our work must be relevant, accessible, and dynamic, acknowledging the ways in which knowledge is produced and shared in an increasingly digital landscape. We also know that DH, or digital humanities, can help – but... read more »


Picture of the Mare Jonio

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Italian government seized the rescue ship Mare Jonio after it came to the aid of a boat in distress off the coast of Libya and delivered its passengers, 49 migrants from east Africa, to the nearest safe port in Lampedusa. Social Movements Lab co-directors... read more »


Pop América exhibit opening

On February 21, 2019, Pop América, 1965-1975 opened at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University –  the first bilingual exhibition to grace its gallery space. Born out of years of research by curator Esther Gabara, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke... read more »


Global health student Victoria Hsiung tells her story in front of the class. Photo by Susan Gallagher.

The young woman—a medical student—sat down in front of the room, smiled and composed herself. “If harsh words fall, but no patient is around to hear them, do they make a sound?” She continued: “Nights on trauma are kind of like a box of chocolates; you just never know who you’re gonna get.” For the... read more »


Gospel Singer Mary Williams

This summer, Teaching for Change was proud to partner with a team of scholars, veterans, and educators from the Duke University Franklin Humanities Institute, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Tougaloo College on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teacher Institute, The Civil Rights Movement... read more »


Katherine Berko

Though it is a truism that no two minds think alike, not all differences are treated equally.  This discrepancy is what has led austists and other activists over the past several decades to coin the term “neurodiversity,” which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as “the range of differences in... read more »


Mare Jonio

This article was originally published on Duke Today. Frustrated by rising anti-immigrant sentiment in the US, Europe and elsewhere, Duke professor Michael Hardt and a group of friends wanted to do more than just express their outrage. So they bought a boat. They pooled their money,... read more »


Humanities in the Digital Age

We are pleased to share this article on the FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellowships from the NCCU alumni magazine. For more information about the program, please visit the program website. --- THE NCCU-DUKE PARTNERSHIP, now in its second year, was initiated in 2012 by NCCU... read more »


John Whittington Franklin

Along with co-directors Richard J. Powell, Jasmine Nichole Cobb, and Lamonte Aidoo, the Franklin Humanities Institute celebrated the launch of the From Slavery to Freedom Lab on the afternoon of Thursday, September 27, 2018, with remarks from Duke University Dean of Trinity College of Arts &... read more »


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