World Arts Series Highlights

Amit Chaudhuri performing at the Rubenstein Arts Center on Friday, September 27, 2019.

As part of its World Arts series, the Franklin Humanities Institute was pleased to welcome Amit Chaudhuri during the week of September 23, 2019. Amit Chaudhuri is a novelist, poet, essayist, artist, musician, literary activist, and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East... read more »


David Adjaye speaking at the Nasher Museum of Art

On September 12, 2019, the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University welcomed world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, who delivered the second annual John Hope Franklin Lecture at the Nasher Museum of Art. Inaugurated in 2018 with the former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, the... read more »


Titus Kaphar

On January 16, 2020, From Slavery to Freedom Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute welcomed Titus Kaphar at the Nasher Museum of Art as the keynote speaker of its two-day “Black Images, Black Histories” Conference. This event brought together art historians, scholars, and curators to explore... read more »


National Museum of African American History and Culture

[This article originated on the Duke Research Blog and is reposted with permission.] It’s been over three years since the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) opened in D.C. in September 2016, but the excitement around it doesn’t seem to have dimmed much. Chances are,... read more »


Omolola Sanusi

A Duke University student reflects on a conversation with Sir David Adjaye OBE by Omolola Sanusi Last month, I had the privilege of joining a student lunch with world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye at the Franklin Humanities Institute, as part of his visit to Duke University to deliver the... read more »