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Story+ grad mentors reflect on learning to lead

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Left of Black team graduate student mentors Allison Raven and Nicole Higgins reflect on team-building and communication in a recent blog post for Versatile Humanists at Duke, one of the Franklin Humanities Institute's partners in the Story+ program. Our project lead and Left of Black host, Dr... read more about Story+ grad mentors reflect on learning to lead »


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Left of Black Story+ team creates online curriculum

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Duke Council for Race and Ethnicity posted an article about how a Story+ team produced an online curriculum out of the archives of the interview series Left of Black in only six weeks! Find the stories. Make lesson plans. Put it online. That’s what a team of students working for the... read more about Left of Black Story+ team creates online curriculum »


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Story+ project featured on WUNC's The State of Things

Monday, July 2, 2018

North Carolina Public Radio®-WUNC featured Story+ 2018 project Stone by Stone: Who Built the Duke Chapel? on its long-running program The State of Things on July 2, 2018. University Archivist Valerie Gillispie and Duke student Caroline Waring (T '20) discussed how they combed through ledgers and... read more about Story+ project featured on WUNC's The State of Things »


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Duke Kunshan Humanities Research Center Call for Proposals

Friday, June 22, 2018

The FHI is pleased to share the news of the launch of the Duke Kunshan University Humanities Research Center, co-directed by James Miller (Professor of Humanities at DKU) and Carlos Rojas (Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image... read more about Duke Kunshan Humanities Research Center Call for Proposals »


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Mellon Grant to Boost Humanities at Duke

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Duke University will expand on its commitment to a strong humanities curriculum and forge new collaborations beyond campus with a $3 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, President Vincent E. Price said Friday. The funding will establish Humanities Unbounded, which will run... read more about Mellon Grant to Boost Humanities at Duke »


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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 about Duke English faculty Aarthi Vadde wins book award »


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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 about Robin Kirk Wins Distinguished Teaching Award »


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FHI Announces New Humanities Lab

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

From Slavery to Freedom: Representations of Race and Freedom in the African Diaspora The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce its newest humanities laboratory, to run Fall 2018 to Spring 2021: “From Slavery to Freedom: Representations of Race and Freedom in the African Diaspora... read more about FHI Announces New Humanities Lab »


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 Haiti... read more about Story Lab holds book drive for libraries impacted by Hurricane Maria »


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 about FHI Announces New Event Series on Monuments »


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