tgiFHI is a weekly series that gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretive social sciences and arts the opportunity to present their current research to departmental and interdepartmental colleagues, students, and other interlocutors in their fields.

All tgiFHI events take place at 9:30am on Friday mornings. The series will be virtual for the 2020-2021 academic year, and there will be an opportunity to join a facilitated discussion with the speaker and other participants after the lecture.

Browse previous years' tgiFHI talks, faculty interviews, and recordings: AY 2018-2019, AY 2019-2020, AY 2020-2021

Spring 2021 Schedule

Friday, January 29
Laura Lieber, Religious Studies
Bodies of Knowledge: Recovering the Lost Drama of the Early Synagogue

Friday, February 5
Lee Baker, Cultural Anthropology
W.E.B. DuBois, Franz Boas, and "the Real Race Problem"

Friday, February 12
Philip Rupprecht, Music
Music, Bureaucracy, and the Production of Taste: Malcolm Arnold and the BBC in the 1950s

Friday, February 19
Jarvis McInnis, English
Tuskegee & the Plantationocene: Toward a Theory of Eco-Ontology in Black Studies

Friday, February 26
Martin Miller, History
Western Documentary Photography of the Soviet Union, 1928-1968

Friday, March 5
Roberto Dainotto, Romance Studies
Sovversivismo: Gramsci on Reactionary Insurrections

Friday, March 12
Henry Pickford, German Studies
Thinking with Adorno

Friday, March 19
Jehanne Gheith, Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Still Alice, Always Elena: New Stories about Dementia

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