Upcoming Events

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The Graduate Scholars Colloquium provides a site of vibrant intellectual exchange and engagement for graduate students across the disciplines engaged in the study of gender and its multiple social, cultural, political and material implications. The colloquium is designed to address a range of... Read More »
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The paper is taken from Issacharoff's first dissertation chapter which takes up the 19th century emergence of the ideal of the white middle class domestic home and its relation to the creation of the first segregated women's prisons in the US in the 1870s. This piece centers on an 1839... Read More »
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:30pm
Perkins Library 217
Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days ofAwe, and three other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated, into English, Havana Noir, a collection of crime... Read More »
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke Parlors
What do the histories of minoritized fields of study have to teach us about the transformation of academic labor conditions? In this talk Nick Mitchell explores the contradictory terrain that student and faculty advocates for Black Studies and Women's Studies faced in the late 1960s and early... Read More »
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
East Duke Parlors
In Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes circles around a photograph of his mother as a child, that he labels the Winter Garden photograph, and deliberates on whether or not to reproduce the image within his text. In a talk reflecting on her Book of Mutter, Kate Zambreno will consider the photograph of the... Read More »
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
This paper explores radical fusions of body and voice in black women writers' creative explorations of diaspora. Focusing on the works of black lesbain Canadian poet Akilah Oliver, lesser-known works by American poet and playwright Ntozake Shange, and the work of queer Afro-Cuban hip-hop group Las... Read More »
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
East Duke Parlors
How can I make the most of my time at Duke?What am I going to do after graduation?What does it mean to be a feminist in the 21st century?How can studying gender and sexuality help me find a career path?Who can I talk to about what I really love to do?In today's world of new political configurations... Read More »
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:30pm
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The practices and norms of public memory have changed in the seventy years since the end of World War II creating what I call a "global memory culture." Changes in the law, the role of witnesses, the realm of rights, the politics of apology, and concepts of responsibility have transformed our... Read More »
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Following Napoleon's first defeat in 1814 and the subsequent Peace of Paris, European rulers and statesmen converged on Vienna in order to complete the task of Europe's reconstruction. This talk will trace the interplay between the social and cultural exchanges at the Congress of Vienna and the... Read More »
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:00am
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Panel 1: Medieval and Early Modern EuropeChair: Jehangir Malegam (Duke University)PresentationsRichard Barton (UNC Greensboro), Peacemaking and Counsel-Giving in Northwestern Europe, c.1050-1200Katrin Sjursen (Southern Illinois University, Weaving Peace and Waging War: Medieval Noblewomen at... Read More »

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