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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, announces NC Open Engagement in September

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, announces NC Open Engagement in September »


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 »


Lamonte Aidoo teaching in the From Slavery to Freedom Lab. Photo by Jennifer R. Zhou.

Fall 2019 FHI-Affiliated Courses

Monday, July 8, 2019

Check out our list of FHI-affiliated courses for the Fall 2019 semester! When available, links lead to course descriptions. Duke Human Rights Center at FHI Human Rights Certificate Courses Robin Kirk – Human Rights in the Americas CULANTH 245/HIST 242/LATAMER 246/RIGHTS 245 From... read more about Fall 2019 FHI-Affiliated Courses »


globe on gyre, mirror image with Africa on left, South Africa on right

Global Collaboration Seed Grant Awards, 2019-20

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2019-20 Global Collaboration Seed Grants. We have been fortunate to receive generous matching support from the Office of Global Affairs' Andrew W. Mellon Endowment for Global Studies for this program. These grants are... read more about Global Collaboration Seed Grant Awards, 2019-20 »


Books

Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop Awards, 2019-2020

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to grant Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops to the following recipients for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Additional awards may be announced during the Fall 2019 semester. Sarah Beckwith, Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English, English... read more about Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop Awards, 2019-2020 »


Dust of the Zulu exhibition

FHI-supported publication “remixed” into multimedia installation

Monday, April 8, 2019

Dust of the Zulu, on view at the Rubenstein Arts Center from March 18 – April 15, 2019, is billed as “an immersive installation incorporating sound, photography, and video [that] brings twenty-five years of award-winning ethnomusicological fieldwork in South Africa to life.” But before it was... read more about FHI-supported publication “remixed” into multimedia installation  »


Ranjana Khanna

Statement on Linguistic Diversity: Languages and Translation at the FHI

Monday, February 25, 2019

At the Franklin Humanities Institute, we understand the humanities, the arts, and the interpretive social sciences to have been consistently invested in the global dimensions of humanistic thought. Historically, scholars and students have tried to learn the languages in which the objects of their... read more about Statement on Linguistic Diversity: Languages and Translation at the FHI »


Pamela Montgomery

FHI Assistant Director honored with Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award

Monday, February 18, 2019

Pamela Montgomery, Assistant Director for Finance and Administration at the Franklin Humanities Institute, will be one of the honorees at the annual Samuel DuBois Cook Society Dinner on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Named after the late Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, the first tenure-track African American... read more about FHI Assistant Director honored with Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award »


Barry Lam

Former Humanities Writ Large Fellow's Philosophy Podcast Picked up by Slate

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College, was a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow during the 2016-2017 academic year. Splitting his time between the Department of Philosophy and the Story Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, he spent his year at Duke... read more about Former Humanities Writ Large Fellow's Philosophy Podcast Picked up by Slate »


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