Christina Chia looks at a laptop with a presentation on screen.

In February 2020, after Duke Kunshan University closed its campus and shifted to online instruction in order to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, a group of DKU faculty became residents at Duke University. These included two new residents at the Franklin Humanities Institute: James Miller,... 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 »

Still from Craig Quintero's "The First Time I Walked on the Moon" (2018)

Torry Bend and Craig Quintero invite you to plunge into the unknown. The two theatre directors are extending an open call for collaborators to join them in developing an experimental multi-media performance that will premiere at the Reynolds Theatre from April 18-20, 2020. The production, The... read more »

Elizabeth Butcher

As a senior English major, I’ve taken several creative nonfiction writing classes at Duke, during which my professors have encouraged us to seek out small local publications in Durham or Chapel Hill in the hopes of being published. I approached this event at the Franklin Humanities Institute (How... 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 »

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 »