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 University... Read More »
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
"Vladimir Putin, Material Culture and the Performance of Politicized Masculinity." Alison Rowley is a Professor in the Department of History at Concordia University in Montreal and the President of the Canadian Association of Slavists. She is the author of Putin Kitsch in America, and Open... Read More »
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Please RSVP at whatisaworld.eventbrite.com.Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a roundtable with Duke University faculty around the question "What is a World?" This conversation on World Literature is part of our theme series World Arts.Is the world of "World Literature" the same as... Read More »
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Join us for this special program where Duke Faculty and guests will discuss the current challenges that face academic institutions across the globe. February 27 | 3:00 PMLocation: Pink Parlor | East CampusFor more information, please email: griffin.orlando@duke.edu
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery
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 »
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Come to the monthly half-hour Hindi Conversation Club to practice with your fellow students. This provides you with an opportunity to engage with and learn from others in a different environment.All abilities and levels of Hindi speakers are welcome. Enjoy chai and make new friends while... Read More »
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 »
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film Screening:"For Sama"(Waad Al-Kateeb/Edward Watts, 2019, 100 min, UK/Syria, Arabic w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)Best Documentary winner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, "For Sama" is an intimate journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film... Read More »
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Perkins Library, Korman Assembly Room, 217
The 2020 Duke Language Symposium "Innovative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching" is sponsored by the Trinity Language Council at Duke University with the mission of bringing together scholars, students, and practitioners across languages, linguistics, and education to explore innovative... Read More »