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Fall 2019 – Wednesdays at the Center

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 Wednesdays throughout the semester from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Franklin Center’s Ahmadiah Family Conference Hall, room 240. A light lunch is served at each event.


September 4, 2019 – Civil War Refugee Camps: Camp “Commandants” and Black Women and Children

with Thavolia Glymph, Ph.D., History Department, Duke University


September 18, 2019 – Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders

with 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

with Samantha Abrams, Columbia University Libraries


October 2, 2019 – Black Arts, Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture

with Ellen McLarney, Ph.D., Asian Middle Eastern Studies Department, Duke University


October 16, 2019- Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders

with 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

with April-Autumn Jenkins, Duke Women’s Center


October 30, 2019- Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945

with 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

with Andrew Stein, U.S. Department of State’s Office of Opinion Research


CANCELLED November 13, 2019- Why and When People See Immigrants as Threatening?

with Juris Pupčenok, Ph.D., Political Science Department, Marist College

This event will be reschedule for Spring 2020.


November 20, 2019- Smart Archaeology: Uncovering Secrets beneath the Surface

with 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