The Health Humanities Lab collaborates with students from Duke I&E

By Ethan Holland This post was written by a student in Dr. Aaron Dinin’s Building Global Audiences(I&E 250) class. You can learn more about their class project and why they’re blogging about it here. Two weeks ago, the Health Humanities Lab (HHL) project... read more »

Bruno Latour was recently interviewed in Science about science studies and "science wars" in the present moment of climate crisis. At the end of the interview, he spoke of his current research on "critical zones," or "the study of Earth's outer skin." One of the geoscientists he has worked with... read more »

Co-founder of the Franklin Humanities Institute, former Duke vice provost for interdisciplinary studies, and former Duke English professor, Cathy N. Davidson now leads the Futures Institute at the City University of New York and is author of “The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University... read more »

Instructor Guest Post: Building Global Audiences for the Franklin Humanities Institute

Guest Post from Dr. Aaron Dinin. Three years ago, I began teaching a class for Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship program called “Building Global Audiences.” In the half-dozen semesters since then, I’ve revamped the class twice, but its core thesis has remained the same. “Your product doesn’... read more »

LARB Interviews Duke Story Lab's Eileen Chow

Dr. Eileen Chow, co-director of our FHI Story Lab, was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) about her new role as an academic editor for the LARB's soon-to-launch LARB China Channel. Dr. Chow talks about how writing and translation are "through-lines in a... read more »

How do you write a meaningful study of 500 archival images? In this video, Kathryn Desplanque, recent Duke PhD graduate in art history and alum of FHI's PhD Lab, explains how she used NVivo to curate and annotate a corpus of 489 satirical images from 1750-1850 Paris. Her digital humanities work not... read more »

Duke Magazine: A deep dive into North Carolina's musical history

The Summer 2017 issue of Duke Magazine has a wonderful story about NC Jukebox, an FHI-supported Bass Connections project, that traces the genesis, discovery, and rediscovery of a remarkable folk music collection through three generations of Duke researchers. Thanks to the... read more »

Drawing of German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno, by Leandro Gonzalez de Leon

The 6th annual meeting of the Association for Adorno Studies was held at Duke University on March 24-25, 2017. Among the opening speakers were Henry Pickford and Joseph Winters, co-conveners of the PAL-FHI Concepts, Figures, Art Forms Seminar on Adorno. The meeting was attended by speakers and... read more »

The first edition of Story+ ended in great fanfare on June 28 with a well-attended public event, featuring final presentations from the program's five inaugural project teams. Duke Today was on the scene: Story+ kicked off in May when five teams of undergraduate student researchers set out... read more »