Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Abstract: Scientists who deal with inanimate nature can seek to be wholly objective, keeping themselves and their prejudices wholly out of their research and their findings. Historians who deal with thinking, arguing, human beings know that pure or total objectivity will always be beyond them.... Read More »
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:30pm to 7:05pm
The Transnational Soundscapes symposium will bring scholars to present and discuss topics of sound, literature, and culture across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. Coffee and light refreshments served during intermission. 1:30pm Keynote from Professor Alejandro L. Madrid (Cornell... Read More »
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 229, Boyd Seminar Room
Join us on Thursday, 2/27 at 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 229, Boyd Seminar Room
Adam Domby argues that the Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early twentieth century in essence sought to recast a struggle to perpetuate slavery as a heroic defense of the South. This was not only an insidious goal, but was founded on falsehoods, including... Read More »
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. Breakfast is served at 9am. By the 1920s, Poland'... Read More »
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us on Saturday, February 29, for a gathering in celebration of the influence and legacy of Julius S. Scott (Ph.D.'86 History) on the field of Atlantic history. As a doctoral student in the History Department at Duke University in the 1980s, Scott wrote a dissertation called "The Common Wind:... Read More »
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Talk & Conversation with Hanan Hammad about her book Industrial Sexuality: Gender, Urbanization, and Social Transformation in Egypt (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016) Participants: Hanan Hammad (Texas Christian University), Frances Hasso (Duke Gender, Sexuality, and Sexuality Studies,... Read More »
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
To RSVP and receive a copy of the chapter, please email microworlds@duke.edu. Lunch will be served.
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
Join us for a conversation with Uzma Jalaluddin, author of Ayesha at Last, a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in a Muslim community in contemporary Toronto. With Eileen Chow, Lecturing Fellow of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke. Light refreshments served.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 229, Boyd Seminar Room
Speaker not yet determined. Lunch will be provided.