2019-2020 Wednesdays at the Center

August 20, 2019

Wednesdays at the Center is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience. This semester the John Hope Franklin Center is proud to collaborate with partners across Duke and throughout the larger academic community to present a discipline diverse series.

September 4, 2019: Civil War Refugee Camps: Camp “Commandants” and Black Women and Children
Thavolia Glymph, Ph.D., History Department, Duke University

September 18, 2019: Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders
Fr. Michael Martin, O.F.M. Conv., Duke Catholic Center

September 25, 2019: Collecting the Web Collaboratively: Web Archiving and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
Samantha Abrams, Columbia University Libraries

October 2, 2019: Black Arts, Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture
Ellen McLarney, Ph.D., Asian Middle Eastern Studies Department, Duke University

October 16, 2019: Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders
Madhu Sharma, Ph.D., Duke Hindu Life

October 23, 2019: Ain’t I a Women Too? The Intersections of Race, Victimhood & Survivorship in Sexual Violence
April-Autumn Jenkins, Duke Women’s Center

October 30, 2019: Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945
Nicole Barnes, Ph.D., History Department, Duke University

November 6, 2019: Non-academic Job Possibilities in Washington D.C. for Social Science Ph.D.s
Andrew Stein, U.S. Department of State’s Office of Opinion Research

November 20, 2019: Smart Archaeology: Uncovering Secrets beneath the Surface
Maurizio Forte, Ph.D., Regis Kopper, Ph.D., Katherine McCusker, Duke University

December 4, 2019: Representing Migration through Digital Humanities
Charlotte Sussman, Ph.D., Duke University

January 15, 2020: Raphael Lemkin at Duke University: The Immediate Pre-History of the Concept of Genocide
Ernest Zitser, Ph.D., Duke University

January 22, 2020: Conversations with Duke's Religious Leaders
Chaplain Joshua Salaam, Duke University CENTER FOR Muslim life

January 29, 2020: W.E.B. DuBois as a Sociological Theorist
Gil Merkx, Ph.D., Duke University

February 5, 2020: A Culture of Belonging: STEM as a Weapon of Mass Connection, an African Diaspora Woman's Voice
Tsegga Mehdin, UN Women USA-NC

February 12, 2020: Conversations with Duke's Religious Life Leaders
Rabbi Elana Friedman, Jewish Life at Duke

February 19, 2020: Why and When People See Immigrants as Threatening
Juris Pupcenoks, Ph.D., Marist College

February 26, 2020: Istanbul: The Beloved City
Selim Kuru, Ph.D., University of Washington, and Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

March 4, 2020: Asian Entanglements in Arid Lands: Arizona, Arabia, and Desert Geopolitics
Natalie Koch, Ph.D., Syracuse University

April 15, 2020: 2019-2020 DUCIGS Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues
Representatives from DUCIGS Graduate Working Groups