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 »

International Women's Year: Interviews with Jocelyn Olcott on her new book

Book news! Via the History Department: Prof. Jocelyn Olcott discussed her new book, International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History with Scott Kent Jones on "Give & Take". On June 19, 2017 she was on the WGTD Morning Show with Greg Berg and the Frankie... read more »

Photo of transgender pedagogy panel speakers Galarte and Beauchamp

As part of the FHI's Humanities Futures initiative, Duke departments in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences are invited to explore conceptual and practical questions moving their fields in new directions. The Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (GSF) has taken up... read more »

'Speaking of Duke': New Brodhead book reflects on the university & higher education

Former Duke President Richard Brodhead gave the speeches compiled in a new book, but, he says, “they are not about me.” The main character is, rather, Duke University. In “Speaking of Duke: Leading the 21st Century University,” published this month by Duke University Press, Brodhead compiled more... read more »

Polit(t)ico: Interventions for Bologna, Summer 2017

In summer 2017, the Social Practice Lab traveled to the Summer School of Global Studies and Critical Theory at the University of Bologna. The Bologna Social Practice Lab, coordinated by Pedro Lasch in collaboration with Rossella Mazzaglia, offered participating students the opportunity to conduct... read more »

In Kearsley Stewart’s Fall 2017 course “Global Narratives of HIV/AIDS,” undergraduate students explored medical anthropologist Maria de Bruyn's portfolio of HIV/AIDS-related documents in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s History of Medicine Collections. With the guidance... read more »

The Haiti Lab cholera project was launched shortly after cholera appeared in Haiti in October of 2010.  It resulted in a November 2011 article in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases (link to journal website) and a digital map by Lab Co-Director Deborah Jenson, Affiliated Faculty... read more »