Mellon Grant to Boost Humanities at Duke

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  The English department launched a pilot lab for the Humanities Unbounded proposal, “Representing Migration.” Shown are Professors Charlotte Sussman and Jarvis McInnis with doctoral student Karen Little and sophomore Liddy Grantland. Photo by Les Todd Text from Duke Today... read more »

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Duke English faculty Aarthi Vadde wins book award

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sharing good news from the English Department: University Assistant Professor of English, Aarthi Vadde is this year’s winner of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Harry Levin Prize for Best First Book in Comparative Literature for her work Chimeras of Form: Modernist... read more »

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Robin Kirk Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Friday, April 6, 2018

Congratulations to Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute Faculty Co-Chair Robin Kirk on winning the 2018 Richard K. Lublin Teaching Award! One of only four endowed distinguished teaching awards at Duke University's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, the Lublin award... read more »

FHI Announces New Humanities Lab

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

From Slavery to Freedom: Representations of Race and Freedom in the African Diaspora Francesco Pezzicar, L'emancipazione dei negri ("The Freed Slave"), 1876. Image: The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African... read more »

Book Drive for Caribbean Libraries

Story Lab holds book drive for libraries impacted by Hurricane Maria

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

During March 2018, the Duke Story Lab is holding a book drive for Caribbean libraries in Dominica and Puerto Rico whose collections were damaged by Hurricane Maria, with the goal of collecting 1000 books and $5000.  Laura Wagner, PhD in Anthropology and Project Archivist for the Radio... read more »

FHI Announces New Event Series on Monuments

Friday, February 16, 2018

What is a monument? What have been and remain the local, regional, and international debates around monuments? What can we take from the fact that in the same year the Confederate flag was removed from the State House grounds of South Carolina, the bronze statue of Cecil Rhodes was removed from the... read more »

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Natasha Trethewey to Deliver Inaugural John Hope Franklin Lecture

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winner and two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Natasha Trethewey will deliver a public lecture at Duke University on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the first in a newly instituted series in honor of the celebrated historian John Hope Franklin. “The Franklin Humanities... read more »

"Pop América 1965-1975" wins Sotheby Prize

"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

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!

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 »