Entries by Catherine Angst

Indigenous Resistance & Revolution: Mexico and Central America

Course Numbers: LATAMER 490S, ROMST 490S, ICS 490S, CULANTH 490S   Course code: CCI, EI, CZ, SS   Course description: Interdisciplinary study of geographical, historical, economic, governmental, political, and cultural aspects of modern Latin America and the current issues facing the region. Instructor: Dr. Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is the 2017 Mellon Visiting Professor at […]

Screening the Holocaust: Jews, WWII, and World Cinema

Course numbers: AMES 341A, AMI 263S, JEWISHST 266S, LIT 263S   Course codes: CCI, EI, ALP, CZ   Course description: Screening the Holocaust surveys WWII and Jewish Holocaust films from Europe, the United States, and Israel. The course explores divergent cinematic strategies employed to represent what is commonly deemed as “beyond representation”. The class will examine […]

Culture and Environment in Modern Chinese History

Course number: HISTORY 514S Course codes: CCI, EI, STS, CZ, SS Course description: This course is an examination of the changing patterns through which the physical environment and culture are mutually formed in late imperial and modern China. Culture includes the creation of cosmological and social ideas as well as the long-term practices of settlement […]

Poetic Cinema

Course numbers: AMES 311S, VMS 354S, AMI 266S, ICS 311S Course codes: CCI, ALP, CZ Course description: Poetic Cinema will inquire into sources of “resonance” in international cinema with emphasis on films from Asia and the Middle East. The object of the course is to describe aspects of film construction which conduce to intense experience […]

The Western Hemisphere Policy Agenda

by Mitchell Li Duke’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invited Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, to speak about the current economic, social, and political state of Latin America and its impact the US. Latin America has recently seen some positive political change, from the general […]

Manno Charlemagne performs at Duke

by Catherine Angst “Òganizasyon mondyal yo pa pou nou yo ye…” Manno Charlemagne voice reverberates through Duke’s Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall in his native Haitian Creole. Charlemagne’s velvet vocals harmonize with his acoustic guitar as he repeats to the large crowd, “Òganizasyon mondyal yo pa pou nou yo ye…” a message that translates roughly as, “Global organizations are not in our interest”. As a singer and […]

Middle East Explained

The Duke-UNC Consortium for the Middle East Studies recently launched a new video series, “Middle East Explained” aimed to provide digital teaching tools for middle and high school teachers. Emma Harver, the Consortium for the Middle East Studies Program and Outreach Coordinator, conceived of the video series after surveying a group of North Carolina educators about […]

Will ‘Hamilton’ change how actors of color are cast?

By Camille Jackson Theater-goers trying to figure out the surprising success of the musical “Hamilton,” which casts actors of color in the role of the founding fathers, should start with one particular reason, say two leading observers of musical theater: its hip hop soundtrack. “Broadway musicals are supposed to produce hits. When rock took over […]

Wednesday at the Center – Fall 2016

Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience. The series is organized and presented by the John Hope Franklin Center with the support of partner organizations. All events in the series are free and open to […]

Fazil Say visits Duke

In February 2016, Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say visited Duke University as part of the Duke Performances’ artist-in-residence program. During his stay, Say preformed a sold out show, led a student chamber music intensive, met with the Turkish student association, and spoke on a public panel about music and culture in Turkey. Erdağ Göknar, […]