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Franklin Humanities Institute Affiliated Courses Spring 2022

Spring 2022 FHI-Affiliated Courses

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Whether you're a student bookbagging for the Fall 2021 semester, or simply interested in the range of courses taught by our faculty affiliates, enjoy exploring the list below! FHI Faculty Saskia Cornes Food, Farming, and Feminism ENVIRON 209 / GLHLTH 225 / GSF 275 / HISTORY 221 W 10:... read more about Spring 2022 FHI-Affiliated Courses »


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Amazon Lab Launches with Film Series and Reading Group

Monday, October 18, 2021

Along with co-directors Christine Folch, Gustavo Furtado, and Paul Baker, we are excited to announce the launch of the Amazon Lab at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute this fall. The lab was previously scheduled to launch in 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. (You can read our... read more about Amazon Lab Launches with Film Series and Reading Group »


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2021-2022 tgiFHI Schedule

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

1/12/21 UPDATE: We will be adjusting the format of the Spring 2022 tgiFHI talks in accordance with public health concerns and Duke University COVID policies. All January presentations have been shifted to ONLINE ONLY. For series events in February and March, at this time we would encourage... read more about 2021-2022 tgiFHI Schedule »


Emotion and Affect in the Digital Space

Emotion and Affect in the Digital Space Working Group seeks participants

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

How might an ethnography of the digital, as an external space of embodiment, complicate our understandings of how people come to interact with various nexuses of spaces? How is embodiment within an analog setting different from that of a digital one? How does COVID-19 energize digital... read more about Emotion and Affect in the Digital Space Working Group seeks participants »


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Announcing Antigone's Worldings

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University invites you to a virtual colloquium on "Antigone’s Worldings," with events taking place between Thursday, October 14 and Friday, November 5, 2021. We are bringing together writers and scholars who can help us to rethink questions of... read more about Announcing Antigone's Worldings »


FHI Courses Fall 2021

Fall 2021 FHI-Affilated Courses

Monday, August 16, 2021

Whether you're a student bookbagging for the Fall 2021 semester, or simply interested in the range of courses taught by our faculty affiliates, enjoy exploring the list below! FHI Faculty Saskia Cornes Environment in Lit, Law, & Sci DOCST 290 / ENGLISH 490 / ENVIRON 390 / PUBPOL 290... read more about Fall 2021 FHI-Affilated Courses »


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Story+ Tobacco Project Grows into Publication

Monday, June 7, 2021

After leading a team of undergraduate student researchers who examined Duke University’s entanglement with the tobacco industry during the summer program Story+, Eli Meyerhoff and Ph.D candidate Jaime Acosta Gonzalez have published a related article in the latest issue of the Duke University Press... read more about Story+ Tobacco Project Grows into Publication »


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Left of Black Season 11 Now Available

Monday, June 7, 2021

The past season of the web series Left of Black featured host Mark Anthony Neal in conversation with a number of Black Studies scholars, artists, and writers, including: famed photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems, Woke cartoonist Keith Knight, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies author Deesha... read more about Left of Black Season 11 Now Available  »


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Getting ready for Full Frame? Here’s two ways to view our 2020 prize winner Riafn

Thursday, May 20, 2021

In the days leading up to the 24th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (June 2–6, 2021), the Franklin Humanities Institute will present a virtual screening of Riafn, the winner of its 2020 prize, at 7 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 27. Additionally, an outdoor screening of the film will be open... read more about Getting ready for Full Frame? Here’s two ways to view our 2020 prize winner Riafn »


Statement of Solidarity against Anti-Asian violence

Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence

Monday, March 22, 2021

The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute stands with this collective statement from Duke and UNC colleagues, initiated by Duke Asian American and Diaspora Studies, on the 3/16 mass killing in Atlanta and the rise of anti-Asian violence in the US more generally. To sign this statement in... read more about Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence »


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