Announcing Story+ Summer 2019 Project Teams

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Ten Teams Chosen for Summer 2019 Story+!

Story+ is a 6-week summer research experience for students – undergraduate and graduate – interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling. It is sponsored by the FHI, Bass Connections, and Versatile Humanists at Duke.

Summer 2019 Projects:

1. #MyVoiceMyBody: Minoritized Bodies in the Pulpit at Duke Chapel

Uncover hidden stories of female and female-identifying preachers at the Duke Chapel.

2. 23 and We: Stories of Race in Genetic Ancestry Testing Advertisements

Conduct visual content analysis of racial markers in public advertising for genetic ancestry testing.

3. Beyond Despair: Narrating the Environment through the Humanities

Help create a podcast series that focuses on critical environmental issues and the role the humanities can play in understanding and galvanizing action to help solve these issues.

4. Consuming Women, Liberating Women

Create an online library guide that illustrates the experiences of women during the postwar economic boom, the rise of consumer citizenship, and the emergence of “Second Wave” feminism.

5. Photographic Life of Harriet: Tubman’s Life in Pictures

Help organize a digital archive representing the visual life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

6. Pirating Texts: From Robinson Crusoe to Cast Away, Tracking the Myth of Crusoe From Slave Trade Propaganda to Children’s Animation

Use data and visualizations to create an exhibit that tells the story of the publication of Crusoe, which has amassed over 13,000 different editions spread throughout the world.

7. Stained University: From Duke's Entanglement with the Tobacco Industry to a Smoke-Free Campus

Research the 'stained' history of Duke University and the tobacco industry to create public history exhibit.

8. Teaching Duke History

Develop a syllabus and associated class materials, learning activities, and assignments for a 12-week house introductory course on Duke history,

9. The Other Side of Hungry River: Mental Illness Mapped Through Songs

Contribute to the development of a web-based, site-specific, mobile app exhibition that places archival materials and untold stories back at their sites of origin on Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Hill.

10 Understanding Social Media as a Narrative Tool in Student Activism

Use Twitter to tell and un-tell social media stories.

See full details about each project on the Story+ webpage. The Story+ Student Application Portal opens January 22, 2019. Priority Deadline for all students is February 15, 2019.