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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 »

Duke wants to know what you think about interdisciplinary institutes (like us)

Duke University wants to hear from you

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dear Duke Community, As you may know, the university is currently reviewing its interdisciplinary institutes, centers, and initiatives, in the context of assessing how it will invest in interdisciplinarity in the coming years. The review committee has created a very short survey that we are now... read more about Duke University wants to hear from you »

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"Going There": Richard J. Powell on Black Visual Satire

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

In a recent episode of the Yale University Press podcast, Jessica Holohan interviewed Richard J. Powell to discuss his new book, Going There: Black Visual Satire, a groundbreaking study of the visual forms of satire produced by Black artists in 20th- and 21st-century America. Richard J. Powell is... read more about "Going There": Richard J. Powell on Black Visual Satire »

FHI Affiliated Courses Spring 2021

Spring 2021 FHI-Affiliated Courses

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Whether you're a student bookbagging for the Spring 2021 semester, or simply interested in the range of courses taught by our faculty affiliates, enjoy exploring the list below! FHI Faculty Saskia Cornes Food, Farming, and Feminism GSF 275 / ENVIRON 209 / GLHLTH 225 / HISTORY 221 Mo 12:... read more about Spring 2021 FHI-Affiliated Courses »

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Announcing Two-Part "Right to Housing" Series

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A home is fundamental to the human condition. And yet many people—over time and across the world today—struggle to find, or keep, this most basic necessity. What does it mean to assert a right to safe, sustainable, affordable housing? And what are the political, ethical, and existential issues... read more about Announcing Two-Part "Right to Housing" Series »

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Antigone Film Series Resource Page

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

In collaboration with Screen/Society, the Franklin Humanities Institute is happy to announce an international film series on Antigone as part of its World Arts series. These four films are not strictly adaptations of Antigone (only one explicitly refers to Sophocles’ play), but each takes up the... read more about Antigone Film Series Resource Page »

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2020-2021 tgiFHI Schedule

Monday, August 17, 2020

Fall 2020 Schedule Friday, September 18 Luciana Parisi, Literature Recursive Colonialism and Speculative Computation Interview and recording Friday, September 25 Jasmine Nichole Cobb, African & African American Studies Tactility and the Texture of Racial Capitalism Interview and... read more about 2020-2021 tgiFHI Schedule »