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Social Movements Lab co-directors featured in The Guardian for migrant rescue ship launch

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Social Movements Lab co-directors Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra have announced a new project: they are seeking to provide humanitarian aid and protest Italian policies towards migrants with a rescue ship called the Mare Jonio. Their op-ed, "We’ve launched a migrant rescue ship to resist the... read more about Social Movements Lab co-directors featured in The Guardian for migrant rescue ship launch  »


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The Chronicle of Higher Education features Bass Connections report, "Activating History for Justice at Duke"

Friday, September 21, 2018

Last spring, the Bass Connections team Constructing Memory at Duke, led by Robin Kirk, the co-chair of Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, published the report, Activating History for Justice at Duke. The team parsed 327 historical sites at Duke, where (of those... read more about The Chronicle of Higher Education features Bass Connections report, "Activating History for Justice at Duke" »


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2018-2019 tgiFHI Schedule

Monday, August 27, 2018

Fall 2018 Schedule Friday, September 28 Joseph Winters, Religious Studies The Sacred Gone Astray: Eliade, Fanon, Wynter, and the Terror of Colonial Settlement Friday, October 5 No tgiFHI (Fall Break) Friday, October 12 Mark Hansen, Literature Techno-Aesthesis and Drone Vision... read more about 2018-2019 tgiFHI Schedule »


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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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