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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 »


Natasha Trethewey

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 about Natasha Trethewey to Deliver Inaugural John Hope Franklin Lecture »


"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 about "Pop América 1965-1975" wins Sotheby Prize »


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 about Dr. Erika Weinthal Wins Women Peacebuilders for Water Award  »


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 about FHI Practitioner in Residence, Catherine Flowers, named one of Alabama’s 2017 Women Who Shape the State! »


Wastewater in Lowndes County, Alabama

New Study Finds Hookworm in Rural South - FHI Practitioner in Residence Catherine Flowers

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tropical diseases such as hookworm exist in the rural South according to a just released Baylor University study (subscription required). The findings highlight health risks from a lack of wastewater infrastructure. “Hookworm is a 19th century disease that should by now have been addressed, yet... read more about New Study Finds Hookworm in Rural South - FHI Practitioner in Residence Catherine Flowers »


Announcing new cohort of FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows (2017-18)

Announcing 2017-2018 FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cross-posted at the Humanities Futures initiative website The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the second cohort of North Carolina Central University-Duke University Digital Humanities Fellows. A key component of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative, the FHI-NCCU DH... read more about Announcing 2017-2018 FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows »


NEH Funds Summer Institute on Civil Rights for High School Teachers

NEH Funds Summer Institute on Civil Rights for High School Teachers

Monday, August 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 - PDF here Media Contact: Robert Korstad, rkorstad@duke.edu, https://history.duke.edu/people/robert-korstad Durham, North Carolina -- The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced an award in the amount of $188,974 to Duke University to support... read more about NEH Funds Summer Institute on Civil Rights for High School Teachers »


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