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September 2019

Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders

September 18 @ 12:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Fr. Michael Martin Headshot

Speaker: Fr. Michael Martin, O.F.M Conv. This conversation will feature Father Michael Martin of the Duke Catholic Center. The discussion will include the role of faith leaders, creating community, and examining religiosity on campus. Fr. Michael Martin, O.F.M. Conv was named Director of the Duke Catholic Center in August 2010 by Bishop Michael Burbidge, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, NC. Since 2001 Fr. Mike served as President of his high school alma mater, Archbishop Curley High School…

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Collecting the Web Collaboratively: Web Archiving and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation

September 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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Samantha Abrams

Speaker: Samantha Abrams, Columbia University Libraries Much of what we write, create, and document now exists exclusively on the web, and web archiving — the process of collecting, preserving, and providing access to web materials — is what enables individuals and organizations to build and maintain collections of these at-risk resources. In her talk, Samantha Abrams will discuss the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s collaborative approach to archiving the web, and answer questions about how researchers, scholars, and practitioners across multiple…

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October 2019

Black Arts, Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Ellen McLarney

Speaker: Ellen McLarney, Ph.D., Duke University Recent, cutting edge scholarship on Black Power and its “spiritual sister” the Black Arts Movement chronicles an important era in the ongoing struggle for racial justice in the United States. This literature, however, does not fully account for the catalytic role played by Islamic mobilization, Islamic movements, and Islamic arts in what is now known as the “civil rights era.” Islamic commitments are equated with a retrograde and reactionary black nationalism systematically understood as…

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Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Madhu Sharma

Speaker: Madhu Sharma, Ph.D. This conversation will feature Madhu Sharma from Hindu Life at Duke. The discussion will include the role of faith leaders, creating community, and examining religiosity on campus. Madhu Sharma is the Hindu Chaplain at Duke University. In addition to her work in Religious Life, Sharma coaches executives and provides consultation on leadership development for businesses and non-profits. This presentation is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center and the Duke University Center for International and Global…

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Ain’t I a Woman Too? The Intersections of Race, Victimhood & Survivorship in Sexual Violence

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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April-Autumn Jenkins portrait

Speaker: April-Autumn Jenkins, LCSW, Duke Women's Center Inequity is pervasive in our society; this matter seems to be intensified at the intersections of sexual violence and women of color. While women of color may suffer higher rates of sexual violence than White women, there appears to be a double standard regarding their treatment as victim/survivors. While the penalties their assailants receive are less severe than those of assailants who assault White women, the expectation for women of color is to…

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Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Nicole Barnes portrait

Speaker: Nicole Barnes, Ph.D., Duke University This will be a talk about Barnes’ book, Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945. When China’s War of Resistance against Japan began in July 1937, it sparked an immediate health crisis throughout China. In the end, China not only survived the war but emerged from the trauma with a more cohesive population. The book argues that women who worked as military and civilian nurses, doctors, and midwives during this…

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November 2019

Non-Academic Job Possibilities in Washington, DC for Social Science Ph.D.s

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Non-academic Jobs

Speaker: Andrew Stein, U.S. Department of State's Office of Opinion Research The talk will be about career options outside academia for social science PhDs, as well as how to prepare for jobs outside academia. Throughout his own career in the past three decades, Mr. Stein has seen how academia has gone through a major sorting and reorientation, with 70% of professorial positions now non-tenure. This makes it more important than ever for graduate students to become aware of job possibilities…

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Why and When People See Immigrants as Threatening

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Juris Pupčenoks portrait

Speaker: Juris Pupčenoks, PhD, Marist College This talk will be based on an experimental study that Prof. Pupčenoks conducted with Michael Grillo at Scheiner University. They conducted two survey experiments to see how psychological and economic considerations may influence the way Americans see immigrants before and after the heated 2016 Republican Primary session. In their study, they wanted to see how our respondents perceive high (while collar) and low skilled (working class) immigrants, and whether the respondents viewed differently migrants…

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Smart Archaeology: Uncovering Secrets Beneath the Surface

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Smart Archaeology

Speakers: Maurizio Forte, Ph.D., Regis Kopper, Ph.D., Katherine McCusker, Duke University This year’s Bass Connections project team is building on work begun in 2017-2018. Team members are conducting a digital investigation of the archaeological landscape of Vulci, Cerveteri and Tarquinia, the most important and visited pre-Roman sites in central Italy. All three sites include thousands of uninvestigated tombs and urban spots, hidden by crops, vegetation and modern settlements. Team leader Maurizio Forte is the William and Sue Gross Professor of…

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December 2019

Representing Migration through Digital Humanities

December 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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Representing Migration

Speaker: Charlotte Sussman, Ph.D. From 2017-2019, the Representing Migration Humanities Lab worked to excavate the histories and presents of human mobility, investigating how this phenomenon, which is central to the making of the modern world, entered culture, consciousness and memory through narrative, memoir, archive, history and memorial. A 2019-20 Bass Connections project continues the work of the lab and builds on the 2019 Data+ summer project. This presentation is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center and Bass Connections. A…

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