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Story Lab announces support for NaNoWriMo

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Story Lab's Clare Woods announces support for NaNoWriMo: November is nearly upon us and, like last year, Story Lab is here to support anyone who plans to participate in NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month. If you are new to NaNoWriMo, the concept is simple. Writers from around... read more »


"Pop América 1965-1975" wins Sotheby Prize

Friday, September 29, 2017

We extend our congratulations to the Nasher Museum and guest curator Esther Gabara, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Associate Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and co-director of our FHI Global Brazil Lab, for receiving the inaugural Sotheby Prize for "Pop... read more »


Dr. Erika Weinthal Wins Women Peacebuilders for Water Award

Friday, September 29, 2017

We congratulate Dr. Erika Weinthal, Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, on winning a Women Peacebuilders for Water Award from the Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015 "for her pioneering scholarship on global environmental politics... read more »


FHI Practitioner in Residence, Catherine Flowers, named one of Alabama’s 2017 Women Who Shape the State!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our FHI Practitioner in Residence, Catherine Flowers, has been named one of Alabama’s 2017 Women Who Shape the State by the online publication, This Is Alabama. Congratulations Catherine! Catherine Flowers, the 2017 FHI Practitioner in Residence, is... read more »


Wastewater in Lowndes County, Alabama

New Study Finds Hookworm in Rural South - FHI Practitioner in Residence Catherine Flowers

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tropical diseases such as hookworm exist in the rural South according to a just released Baylor University study (subscription required). The findings highlight health risks from a lack of wastewater infrastructure. “Hookworm is a 19th century disease that should by now have been addressed, yet... read more »


Announcing new cohort of FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows (2017-18)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cross-posted at the Humanities Futures initiative website The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the second cohort of North Carolina Central University-Duke University Digital Humanities Fellows. A key component of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative, the FHI-NCCU DH... read more »


NEH Funds Summer Institute on Civil Rights for High School Teachers

Monday, August 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 - PDF here Media Contact: Robert Korstad, rkorstad@duke.edu, https://history.duke.edu/people/robert-korstad Durham, North Carolina -- The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced an award in the amount of $188,974 to Duke University to support... read more »


Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities Institute (VARDHI)

NEH funds Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities at Duke

Monday, August 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 - PDF here Media Contact: Victoria Szabo, ves4@duke.edu, https://aahvs.duke.edu/people/profile/victoria-szabo Project Website: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/vardhi Durham, North Carolina -- Duke University has received a grant from the National... read more »


Ranjana Khanna Appointed to Lead FHI Beginning 1/1/2018

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ranjana Khanna, a noted interdisciplinary and feminist scholar, has been appointed the next director of Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), to begin January 2018, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this week.   Khanna, who is a professor of English, Literature, and Gender, Sexuality... read more »


Saskia Cornes Appointed Assistant Professor of the Practice

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Franklin Humanities Institute is proud to announce the appointment of Duke Campus Farm Program Manager Saskia Cornes as Assistant Professor of the Practice (half time). Cornes holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where her dissertation focused on the... read more »


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