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Ranjana Khanna

A Note from our Director

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dear friends, As we all shift into teaching, learning, and working online after our extended spring break, I wanted to write you a note about how the Franklin Humanities Institute is continuing its mission to affirm the central importance of the humanities within higher education and to... read more about A Note from our Director »


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3 Franklin Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2020-21

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

NOTE (4/2/20): Due dates for full consideration for two of the fellowships below have been extended. Calling academic job seekers! In 2020-21 we are offering three Franklin Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships in the following areas. Follow links to learn more: Asian/Comparative... read more about 3 Franklin Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2020-21 »


Christina Chia

Humanities Labs Project Sampler

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

[See our Humanities Lab CFP here - deadline Jan 27, 2020] At the risk of revealing my institutional vintage: it really does feel like yesterday when the Haiti Lab, the first Humanities Laboratory at the FHI, hosted its standing room-only Open House in late August 2010, with Smith Warehouse... read more about Humanities Labs Project Sampler »


Exhibit

Exhibit on Walt Whitman and celebrity created by Story+ team

Friday, November 15, 2019

As part of an investigation into the history of American celebrity, a team of undergraduate students created an exhibit, Stories We Sell: Crafting Public Persona from Walt Whitman to Billie Eilish, now on view in Perkins Library. Merrit Jones (‘21), Tristan Kelleher (T ‘22) and Andrew Witte (T ‘22... read more about Exhibit on Walt Whitman and celebrity created by Story+ team »


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Announcing the 2019-20 Duke-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the 2019-20 cohort of Duke-North Carolina Central University Digital Humanities Fellows. Launched under the auspices of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative in 2016, the Duke-NCCU DH Fellowship program is now fully funded by the... read more about Announcing the 2019-20 Duke-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows »


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Spring 2020 FHI-Affiliated Courses

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Whether you're a student bookbagging for the Spring 2020 semester, or simply interested in the range of courses taught by our faculty affiliates, enjoy exploring the list below! FHI Faculty Saskia Cornes Nature, Culture, and Gender GSF 366S Tu/Th 10:55AM-11:20AM Understanding human... read more about Spring 2020 FHI-Affiliated Courses »


In the Press

In the Press series announced

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

In collaboration with journalist and anthropologist Brian Goldstone, the Franklin Humanities Institute announces a new journalism and public humanities writing initiative, In the Press. In the Press events will bring together journalists, scholars, and activists to discuss emergent issues in the... read more about In the Press series announced  »


Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri to visit Duke University for series of literary events

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Franklin Humanities Institute, the Department of English and Duke Arts will welcome novelist, poet, essayist, literary critic, North Indian classical singer and composer Amit Chaudhuri for a series of events at Duke University during the week of September 23, 2019.  “Professor... read more about Amit Chaudhuri to visit Duke University for series of literary events »


Social Practice Lab

Social Practice Lab renewed for three more years

Monday, August 26, 2019

The Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University is pleased to announce the renewal of the Social Practice Lab, as well as the lab’s upcoming three-day event Open Engagement: Emergent Futures (September 13-15, 2019). Founded in the fall of 2016, the Social Practice Lab focuses on the rising... read more about Social Practice Lab renewed for three more years »


David Adjaye

Architect David Adjaye to deliver second annual John Hope Franklin Lecture

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Visionary architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, the lead designer on the architectural team that worked on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will deliver the annual John Hope Franklin Lecture at the Nasher Museum of Art on Thursday, September 12, 2019. “We’re... read more about Architect David Adjaye to deliver second annual John Hope Franklin Lecture »


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