Upcoming Events

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:00am
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Abdullah Baabood is currently a visiting professor at the Middle Institute, National University of Singapore and he has previously held the positions of the Director of the Gulf Studies Center at Qatar University and the Director of the Gulf Research Center at the University of Cambridge, UK.... Read More »
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM" (Zhang Mengqi, 2019, 110 mins, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)The eighth film in Zhang Mengqi's monumental 47km series follows an 85-year-old man reflecting on his revolutionary history in pursuit of Mao's "New China" and the 15-year-old woman whose... Read More »
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30pm
Westbrook 0013
The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School and Professor William Willimon, S.T.D., will host a discussion with William B. Gravely, Ph.D., D' 69, the author of the 2019 book, They Stole Him Out of Jail: Willie Earle, South Carolina's Last Lynching Victim published by the University... Read More »
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Join the Religious Studies Department for a guest lecture by Art Historian and South Asianist Professor Tamara Sears. Sears' work focuses on issues Urban Geography, Philanthropy, and Modernity in the construction Birla temples across India, especially the Sun Temple in Gwalior.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Dumb Men" (Hu Tao, 2018, 86 min, China, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)"People in my hometown call those who are shy and untalkative "touxiuzi". Within my family, the touxiuzi gene is embodied in the members of three generations. As a touxiuzi in our family, I try to uncover and open... Read More »
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Autobiography II: Struggle" (Wu Wenguang, 2018, 65 min, China, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)"From the moment when my mother disclosed a long kept secret, my birth was accompanied by many struggles for my mother. Those "struggles" include: during pregnancy, "should this child be... Read More »
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 1:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
This international, interdisciplinary research program is an exploration of ancient "reading cultures" or "reading communities" that seeks to extend the work in William Johnson's Readers and Reading Cultures in the High Empire: A Study of Elite Communities (Oxford University Press, 2010). This... Read More »
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Note: Performance takes place in Ruby Studio 124"Reading Father" (feat. Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, Hu Tao; 2019, 60 min)Reading Father attempts to open up the obscure passageway to the history of Mao era, by rereading official documents, the "files" on an "anti-revolutionary" person. It is a... Read More »
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:30am
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. A light breakfast will be served at 9am.About the... Read More »

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