Highlights

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 »


Fists raised

“There’s a standard misconception that activists only act, and scholars only think,” says Social Movements Lab co-director Michael Hardt, who teaches political theory as a professor in the Program in Literature at Duke University. “The Social Movements Lab is oriented towards activist-scholars who... read more »


storyplus student

Dynamic learning experience prepares undergraduates for what’s next Mary Helen Wood (T’21) arrived at Duke with interests in Statistics and Public Policy as well as the humanities. Torn between two summer research programs, Data+ and Story+, she applied to both. In Story+, student teams complete an... read more »


NCCU Campus Photo

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Franklin Humanities Institute – North Carolina Central Digital Humanities Initiative held its second annual symposium. Piloted over the 2016-2017 academic year, this Mellon Foundation-funded fellowship program, part of the multi-year grant Humanities Futures, provides... read more »


Report cover

Under the mentorship of Robin Kirk, co-chair of Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Bass Connections team Constructing Memory at Duke has released a 100-page report analyzing current memory sites on Duke's campus, and making recommendations for additional sites to... read more »


Catherine Coleman Flowers with "Designing Nature's Futures" class

Since 2015, Catherine Coleman Flowers, founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE), has partnered with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Nicholas School of the Environment to find solutions for the lack of wastewater infrastructure in Lowndes... read more »


Story Con

As its final hurrah, the Story Lab presents a twelve-hour storytelling extravaganza, starting Friday night When was the last time you attended an all-night event? Running overnight from 8pm on Friday, April 20 to 8am on Saturday, April 21, Story Con is a one-of-a-kind, one-time-only, open-to-the... read more »


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