Past Events

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:30pm
Professor Sharma will draw from her decade of ethnographic research on Black residents that frames her forthcoming book, Hawai'i is my Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific (Duke University Press). In this talk, she analyzes how centering the Islands' Black residents interrupts Asian-... Read More »
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:30pm
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 University... Read More »
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Page Auditorium
Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison is a leading voice for science, social responsibility and education. Now, she's paving the way for human interstellar travel.Audacious and pioneering, polymath Dr. Mae Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve... Read More »
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
East Duke 209
Come join the co-editors of the Abusable Past, the digital companion to the Radical History Review, as they reflect on the first year of the project and talk about what it means to do public-facing digital scholarship in the age of academic precarity. The short panel presentation will be followed... Read More »
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Rubenstein Arts Center, Dance Studio 201
The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) fourth bi-annual conference aims to provoke enlivened discussions on the power and politics of global Black Dance by bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders for three days of intellectual and artistic inspiration... Read More »
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a reading and discussion of An Afterlife, a novel by Frances Bartkowski. This event is part of our World Arts series. A reception and book signing follows; books will be available to buy on site. Free and open to the public.In an Afterlife, young... Read More »
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 5:30pm
East Duke Parlors
This presentation considers El Registro de Mujeres Públicas, a photographic archive from 19th C. Mexico City to think about the biopolitical history of sexual labor and the intimate affects that escape the archive. Juana María Rodríguez is Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and... Read More »
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:30pm
Friedl 225
The Confessional Community: Violence and Survival in Mexico City's Anexos In the past decade, coercive drug treatment centers called anexos (annexes) have proliferated throughout Mexico City's low-income neighborhoods. This talk explores confession within anexos and describes how it discloses... Read More »
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:30am
Penn Pavilion
Join us for a day of presentations, panels, and discussions on Duke's new Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program. Keynotes speakers include Dr. Chris Plowe (Duke Global Health Institute), Dean Judith Kelley (Sanford School of Public Policy), and Tamara Lewis Johnson and Karen Parker (NIH).... Read More »
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5:30pm
East Duke Parlors
The #MeToo movement has not only cast a light on the global problem of sexual violence, it has reawakened histories of abuse that demand a new hearing. Yet as soon as calls for accountability were raised, they were swiftly countered with concerns about due process. So much seems to be changing,... Read More »