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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 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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Latin America Working Group to host reading group and workshop series

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Latin America: Theory and Narrative in Present Tense Working Group will convene a reading group and workshop series in Spring 2021. Reading group discussions will precede a workshop with the book's author the following week. All books are available electronically through Duke University... read more about Latin America Working Group to host reading group and workshop series »


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New Documentary Draws Attention to Pauli Murray’s Legacy

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

A new documentary on the life of groundbreaking legal scholar and civil rights activist Pauli Murray, My Name is Pauli Murray, premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2020. The documentary incorporated footage of Pauli Murray’s childhood home in Durham, North Carolina, which was... read more about New Documentary Draws Attention to Pauli Murray’s Legacy »


Social Practice Lab Announces Ongoing Biennial Series

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

20-22 The Ongoing Biennial A Weekly Conversation Cycle with International Curators Every Wednesday 1-2 p.m. (EST/GMT-5) Jan 27th - May 5th, 2021   Organized by Pedro Lasch and the FHI Social Practice Lab with support from the FHI World Arts Series at Duke University,... read more about Social Practice Lab Announces Ongoing Biennial Series »


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From Conference to Publication: Duke and Duke Kunshan Faculty on the Coronavirus

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Duke Kunshan Univeristy Humanities Research Center is pleased to announce the publication of The Coronavirus: Human, Social and Political Implications edited by James Miller (Palgrave Pivot 2020). Arising from a March 3, 2020 conference organized by the Humanities Research Center and... read more about From Conference to Publication: Duke and Duke Kunshan Faculty on the Coronavirus »


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