Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
Lilly Library
Religion, rebels, and jihad were redefined in the aftermath of the 1857 Rebellion in South Asia. What it meant to belong to a particular religion-specifically Islam-came to signify one's political leanings. In turn, religious concepts with long, multifaceted histories-specifically jihad-came to be... Read More »
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
East Campus
DIDAR - Beholding the BelovedA Persian Sufi music performance featuringAmir Koushkani and Seemi GhaziRichard White AuditoriumDuke East CampusFree and open to the publicCo-sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina, the Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke University,... Read More »
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
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The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.5-6pm - Welcome reception6-8pm - Opening night reading featuring Fred Moten & Ed... Read More »
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00am
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The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.In partnership with the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Franklin Humanities Center, Department... Read More »
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
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The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.In partnership with the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Franklin Humanities Center, Department... Read More »
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge
The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.The Ruby Lounge8 - 10PM - Keynote reading & music accompaniment (Followed by reception... Read More »
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
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The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.Coltrane-Centric Poetry with music accompaniment & Farewell BrunchIn partnership with the... Read More »
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Dr. Omid Safi will highlight his new book, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (Yale University Press, 2018). The collection brings together sayings from the Qur'an, Hadith and Hadith Qudsi, the poetry of Rumi, Sa'di, Hafez, and stories from 'Attar, Abu Sa'id-e Abi 'l-Khayr... Read More »
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater
Amir ElSaffar is one of the United States' most inventive musicians. With his Two Rivers Ensemble, he plays trumpet, layering Middle Eastern melodies with jazz improvisation in search of tarab, or musical ecstasy. The son of an Iraqi immigrant father and an American mother, ElSaffar is also an... Read More »
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment... Read More »

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