Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory

Global Humanities in Theory and Practice: The Bologna Summer School

A partnership between Duke University, the Department of History and Cultures at the University of Bologna, and the University of Virginia, the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is founded on the idea that the so-called global age requires critical exchanges among different research fields as well as a radical rethinking of our theoretical tools. The Academy aims primarily to establish a transnational network of researchers. By facilitating the mobility of faculty and students, ideas and initiatives, we wish to become a hub for scholars from the three founding universities and other interested institutions.

The Academy grew out of a partnership between UNIBO, Duke, and UVA to promote the Summer School on Global Studies and Critical Theory, a major initiative in international education which will reach its fourth edition in 2017. As a vital part of the Academy, the Summer School will continue to explore new dimensions of the global university. Along with the Department of Romance Studies and the Program in Literature, the FHI offers travel grants for Duke doctoral students to attend the Summer School. Application and admissions are administered centrally by the Academy.