2010 - 2013
The FHI's inaugural Humanities Lab, the Haiti Lab merged research, education, and practical applications of innovative thinking for Haiti’s recovery from the 2010 earthquake and for the expansion of Haitian studies in the U.S. and Haiti. Undergraduate and graduate students worked with specialists in Haitian culture, history, and language on projects featuring vertical integration of Duke University expertise across disciplines and schools. The Haiti Lab was also a resource for media outlets seeking to gain knowledge of Haiti. Since the conclusion of the Lab’s physical operations at the FHI, it has continued to offer public events and to serve as a focal point for scholars and students working in Haitian Studies.