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.

More information about upcoming talks, including talk descriptions and registration details, will be posted soon! Registration will open at least two weeks prior to each event.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Friday, September 18
Luciana Parisi, Literature
"Recursive Colonialism and Speculative Computation"
Interview and recording

Friday, September 25
Jasmine Nichole Cobb, African & African American Studies
"Tactility and the Texture of Racial Capitalism"
Interview and recording

Friday, October 2
Jessica Namakkal, International Comparative Studies
"Unsettling Utopia: Spiritual Settlement and Colonial Extraction"
Interview and recording

Friday, October 9
Darren Gobert, Theater Studies
Interview and Recording

Friday, October 16
Jesús Ruiz, Franklin Humanities Institute, History, and Art, Art History & Visual Studies (AAHVS)
"'I Burn My Nation': Black Royalists and Monarchical Thought in the Haitian Revolution"
Interview and Recording

Friday, October 23
Felipe de Brigard, Philosophy
"Nostalgia Reimagined"
Interview and Recording

Friday, October 30
Michael Kliën, Dance
"Wild Thoughts and the Killing of the Octopus: Social Choreography as an Aesthetics of Governance"
Interview and Recording

Friday, November 6
Fadi A. Bardawil, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
"Overcoming Theory’s Resistances: Translating Arab Revolutions Past and Present"
Interview and Recording

Spring 2021 Schedule

Friday, January 22
Jehanne Gheith, Slavic & Eurasian Studies

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
"Anthropology and the Science and Sense of Whiteness"

Friday, February 12
Philip Rupprecht, Music
"Malcolm Arnold, the Symphony, and Cultural Hierarchy in Britain, 1945-60"

Friday, February 19
Jarvis McInnis, English

Friday, February 26
Martin Miller, History
"Under Western Eyes: Transatlantic Documentary Photography in the Soviet Union, 1928-1968"

Friday, March 5
Roberto Dainotto, Romance Studies

Friday, March 12
Henry Pickford, German Studies

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