Haiti Lab Events

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Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240

Directed by Owsley Brown, Running Time 70 minutes, Year 2016. This documentary illustrates the incredible power of music, art, and education to hold together one community through tragedy, upheaval, and uncertainty. The documentary captures a rare view of Haiti, a complex and widely misunderstood... read more »


Film: Jacques Roumain, The Passion for a Country
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240

Dir. Antonin Arnold (2008). 118min. French and Creole with English subtitlesThis very informative and revealing documentary explores the Haitian society of the late 19th century and early 20th by focusing on the tormented life of one of Haiti's most important author, Jacques Roumain, who was also a... 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 »


Tinés Salvant in Concert
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Called the "Charmer of All Time," Haitian artist, singer, and composer Tinés Salvant will give a free concert of his songs of love, union and change. read more »


Voudou as a Pillar of Haitian Nationality - Constructing a Nation
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Professor emeritus Patrick Bellegarde-Smith received his doctorate in international politics and Latin American history, from The American University in 1977. He taught in the field of international development, political economy, and culture, then later, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,... read more »


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 5:30pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

International Creole Day at Duke will be celebrated by talks given in Haitian Creole by student Nathan Dize, from Vanderbilt Univ., and keynote speaker, Jerry Philogene, associate professor of American Studies, Dickinson College, and visiting faculty fellow at Duke this year. Her talk, "Miwa... read more »