Story Lab Events

Scholars + Storytelling: Stories of Tiananmen and the Umbrella Movement
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C106 "Story Lab"

What's captured by and what's omitted from different approaches to popular protest? Join us as visiting historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom explores this question through the lens of Chinese mainland student struggles, notably the famous 1989 upheaval in Tiananmen and the more recent 2014 Umbrella... read more »

Contemporary China's Predicament and Possibility
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5:00pm
East Duke Parlors

"Contemporary China's Predicament and Possibility" "¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿"Chinese novelist Yan Lianke is author of "The Years, Months, Days," "The Explosion Chronicles," "The Four Books," and "Lenin's Kisses." He is a past winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and was twice short-listed for the Man Booker... read more »

Scholars + Storytelling: Chinese Eco-Cinema with Shu-Chin Tsui
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C106 "Story Lab"

In this installment of Scholars + Storytelling, Dr. Shu-Chin Tsui discusses the role documentary filmmaking plays in China's response to its growing environmental crisis. Her talk complements screenings of Under the Dome (2015), Plastic China (2016), and Behemoth (2015) as part of Duke's 3rd Annual... read more »

Lantern Making Workshop
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C106 "Story Lab"

Join Duke Story Lab for an evening of lantern-making, poetry reading, and dumpling consuming as we look forward to the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival! Supplies for making your own lantern will be provided. Poetry and stories celebrating the lunar new year will be shared. Dumplings will be eaten. read more »

Scholars + Storytelling: Beyond Plot
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C106 "Story Lab"

"No literary text is understandable unless the critic constructs a story about it."Our Spring 2018 Scholars + Storytelling series continues with David Bell, Duke Professor of Romance Studies and author of books like Real Time: Accelerating Narrative from Balzac to Zola (2004). His research... read more »

Building Stories: Story Lab Spring Kickoff
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:30pm
Story Lab - C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Join us as we officially kick off Spring 2018 in Story Lab next Thursday, Jan 25th, from 5-6:30 PM! This semester we're all about building stories in tangible, communal, and contextual ways. Play super-sized Scrabble, Zine Telephone (patent pending), or our choose-your-own-adventure collaborative... read more »

Scholars + Storytelling: #GeekGirls
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
Story Lab - C106, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

The triumphant return of our Scholars + Storytelling series kicks off as we hear from Tracy Walker, one of Story Lab's very own graduate fellows! Tracy is a North Carolina-based writer, scholar, and geektivist who spends her time thinking about the spaces inhabited by women and minorities in fandom... read more »

Humanities Labs Info Session
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

The Franklin Humanities Institute is soliciting proposals for a new Humanities Lab, or two new Labs, to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. At least one Lab will have an international, transnational, global, pre-national, oceanic, or planetary focus. The new Labs will receive funding for 2-3 years... read more »

Publishing It Yourself:  Pamphlets, Zines, and Riot Grrls
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:30pm
Story Lab / C106, Bay 5, Smith Warehouse

Learn from archivist and zine expert Kelly Wooten about the astonishing array of zines in the Duke collections and how they tell the story of third-wave feminism and queer activism, then participate in a hands-on workshop to cut and fold your own zine and sew a pamphlet binding.The workshop will... read more »

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

For undergraduates and graduate students, faculty and staff welcome!Come join the Franklin Humanities Institute to learn about opportunities for undergrads and graduate students in our humanities labs, the Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI, and the Pauli Murray Project! There will be brief... read more »