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Kimberly Lamm, James Chappel, and their book covers

Two new books by Duke faculty to be released in February 2018 It may sound intimidating to walk into a room where up to fifteen people, among them experts in your field, are waiting to deliver critiques of your book-in-progress, but according to Duke faculty members Kimberly Lamm and James Chappel... read more »


I&E at the FHI: Students as Communications Consultants

Last week we welcomed Dr. Aaron Dinin's I&E class "Building Global Audiences" to the FHI for the students' final project presentations. Through a collaboration forged by Dr. Aaron Dinin and FHI Director Deborah Jenson, the students spent the semester collaborating with FHI's communications... read more »


Award Winning MOOC: Pedro Lasch and Art of the MOOC

Pedro Lasch's ART of the MOOC: Activism and Social Movements online Coursera course has been named one of Artsy's 10 Best Art History Classes Online! Artsy writes the class is "best for" Figuring out how art can change the world. Even the course format itself (MOOC, short for “massive open online... read more »


#Dictionerds: Dr. Joshua D. Sosin and Story+

By Joshua D. Sosin Associate Professor in Classical Studies and History When Story+ first came on the horizon, I asked myself what kind of project would really get students pumped about humanistic investigation. I knew right away: have them read a 1000-year-old Greek dictionary written by a... read more »


Ph.D. candidates Gray Kidd (History) and Stephanie Reist (Romance Studies), participants in the Bass Connections project "The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense" (2017-2018), discuss how the experience helped them with their own research. Bass Connections projects... read more »


On November 2, 2017, FHI Practitioner-in-Residence Catherine Flowers spoke with FHI Digital Humanities Specialist Dr. Amanda Starling Gould's "Designing Nature's Futures" course. Ms. Flowers, a researcher, activist, and storyteller, engaged the class with details and anecdotes from her... read more »


Paola Rudan, Senior Assistant Professor in History of Political Thought in the Department of History and Cultures at the University of Bologna, will have a one-week residency at Duke from November 13-17. Her residency is sponsored by the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, (AGHCT), a... read more »


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 »


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