Entries by Catherine Angst

Indian Cinema – Fall 2017

Course numbers: AMES 251, AMI 253, LIT 211, VMS 231 Course attributes: CCI, R, ALP, CZ Course description: Traditional Indian aesthetics emphasizes the experience of the viewer.  Less attention is paid to how the “external” world is represented; far greater attention is paid to how the “internal” world is stirred by a work of art. […]

Trump in the Age of Captain America

As part of the Wednesday at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies welcomed Professor Jason Dittmer to speak about President Trump’s populism in the context of Captain America.   Duke welcomed Professor Jason Dittmer to discuss the unexpected relationship between Captain America and President Trump on February 15, 2017. Dittmer is […]

Spring 2017 Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

The Franklin Center’s area studies programs support and administer several awards, grants, and scholarships for Duke undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. Below is a list of opportunities all with upcoming deadlines. Click the links for more information and to apply. FEBRUARY DEADLINES Duke in China Scholarship, deadline Wednesday, February 1, 2017 This merit-based scholarship […]

Wednesdays at the John Hope Franklin Center – Spring 2017 Schedule

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. 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. Join us on […]

Haiti Remembered

by Catherine Angst Today Jacques Pierre releases an artistic memorial video honoring the victims and survivors of the January 12th, 2010 Haitian earthquake. Pierre is the Haitian Creole lecturer at Duke University’s Department of Romance Studies and the co-director of Duke’s Haiti Lab. Pierre was born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. Seven years ago, Haiti experienced a […]

What to Do About Venezuela

On October 27, 2016, Duke’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Director Patrick Duddy spoke on a panel entitled, “What to Do About Venezuela” as part of the HBO and the Council on Foreign Relations “What to Do About…” series. Read more here: http://www.cfr.org/venezuela/hbo-do-venezuela/p38427 The video begins at 24.39:  

Health and Healing in Africa

Course numbers: HISTORY 205.01, GLHLTH 201.01 Course codes: CCI, STS, CIV, SS Course description: “Health and Healing in Africa” introduces students to how people in various parts of Africa experienced, explained, and treated “health” and “illness” before and during contact with biomedicine. We will examine how people chose, and continue to choose, from multiple etiologies […]


Course numbers: AMES 321, RELIGION 321   Course codes: CCI, R, ALP, CZ   Course Description: Rumi is the iconic love poet of Islam, and one of the great mystical visionaries in history. This course explores Rumi’s traditional erotic love poetry, where human and Divine love mingle. All reads are in English. Open to all. No […]

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 […]