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September 2017

For Catalina’s Time

September 18 @ 8:00 am - December 6 @ 6:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery, 2204 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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For Catalina’s Time is a time-based series of photographs and footage by anthropologist and filmmaker Sandra Luz Barroso. The exhibit is complemented by ten pieces of graphic work made by Oaxacan artists titled ARTEZA (Trough). The exhibition is part of the process of completing the documentary ARTEMIO (2017) by Sandra Luz Barroso. This project documents a decade of field work in the Costa Chica of Oaxaca, Mexico, where a number of communities of African descent live. Little research had been…

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The Intercultural Learner @ Duke

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Speakers: Darla Deardorff, Ed.D.,Sarah Russell Ph.D., Bethzaida Fernandez, M.A., and Samira Wellemeyer, M.A. What does it mean to be an intercultural learner? Interested in exploring the role of intercultural competence in academia? Intercultural competence is emerging as a key priority within higher education institutions around the world. Join internationally known intercultural expert Darla Deardorff, Ed.D. and Duke faculty and staff for a talk and panel discussion to engage with ideas such as the definition of intercultural competence; how it situates itself…

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October 2017

Cyber Sufism: Lessons from the Landscape of American Digital Islam

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Robert Rozehnal

Speaker: Robert Rozehnal, Ph.D. Within the hybrid, multicultural landscape of American religious life, Cyberspace offers tech-savvy Muslims an alternative platform for narratives and networking, piety and performance. Since the adoption of the printing press, Sufis have demonstrated a remarkable ability to adopt and adapt to emerging media technologies. Even so, the expanding use of the Internet by global Sufi communities remains largely unexplored by academic scholarship. What is 'new' about new media, and what is the future of digital religion? Drawing on new…

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Left of Black with Uri McMilllan

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Uri McMillan

Watch this week’s episode of Left of Black on the Franklin Center’s YouTube page: https://youtu.be/PiXO9EYwrP4 . Left of Black host Dr. Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Dr. Uri McMillan to McMillan's recent publication, "Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist art and performance". Dr. Neal teaches Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Dr. McMillan is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles with joint appointments in the Departments…

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For Catalina’s Time – Reception

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery, 2204 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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For Catalina's Time

For Catalina’s Time is a time-based series of photographs and footage by anthropologist and filmmaker Sandra Luz Barroso. The exhibit is complemented by ten pieces of graphic work made by Oaxacan artists titled ARTEZA (Trough). The exhibition is part of the process of completing the documentary ARTEMIO (2017) by Sandra Luz Barroso. This project documents a decade of field work in the Costa Chica of Oaxaca, Mexico, where a number of communities of African descent live. Little research had been…

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Left of Black with Michaela Angela Davis

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Michaela Angela Davis

Watch this week’s episode of Left of Black on the Franklin Center’s YouTube page: https://youtu.be/MVrRC2lAyzI . Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with image activist, Michaela Angela Davis. Dr. Neal teaches Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Davis the creator of Mad Free, https://www.madfreelife.com, an image activist and sometimes appears on CNN as a commentator.

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Chronicling Marcus Garvey and the UNIA: The Process of Research and Writing the African Diaspora

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Robert Hill

Speakers: Robert A. Hill, Ph.D. and Michaeline A. Crichlow, Ph.D. This conversation between Professors Robert A. Hill. and Michaeline A. Crichlow, Department of African and African American Studies will discuss Hill's career as a chronicler and historian of the African Diaspora through the writing of his now 13-volume Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers project. Hill's research has taken him through the expanse of the African Diaspora as he combed through personal, public, and private archives to document the life and…

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Mexican Contemporary and Interdependent Art Scene, Biquini Wax EPS: The Temple of Sub-Critique Studies

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Natalia De La Rosa

Speakers: Paloma Contreras Lomas, Julio García Murillo, Nika Chilewich, Natalia de la Rosa, and Roselin Rodríguez   Biquini Wax EPS is an interdependent contemporary art space in Mexico City run by artists Paloma Contreras Lomas, Ramón Izaguirre, Israel Urmeer, Cristóbal Gracia, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, and Eric Valencia, writers Gustavo Cruz, and Sandra Sánchez, art historian Natalia de la Rosa, and curators Roselin Rodriguez Espinosa Julio García Murillo, and Nika Chilewich, also directors of the Yacuziz, a collective of Sub-Critical Studies. The Yacuziz began with…

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Left of Black with Daniel José Older

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Daniel José Older

Watch this week's episode of Left of Black on the Franklin Center's YouTube page: https://youtu.be/nnqBTk-6bEg Left of Black host Dr. Mark Anthony Neal sits down with novelist Daniel José Older to talk about Older's book, "Battle Hill Bolero" and his Bone Street Rumba series. Dr. Neal teaches Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Older is a novelist, editor and composer whose work can be found at http://ghoststar.net/ .

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November 2017

Mongols, Marco Polo, and Pu’er Tea: China’s Southwest Silk Road as a Gateway to Southeast Asia

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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James Anderson

Speaker: James Anderson, Ph.D.   In the northeast corner of Dali Prefecture in modern-day Yunnan one finds “Stone Gate Pass (shimen guan)” in a steep mountain valley along the ancient Southwestern Silk Road. Located in the southern region of modern-day Yanjin county on the southern foot hills of Dali Mountain (Dalishan), the pass is located on a mountain section of the trade route which runs along the western bank of the Guan River (Guanhe). The pass and this trade route, known as the…

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