Report on the Humanities & Undergraduates at Duke

Click below to download the documents from the Nov 26 meeting on the Representation of the Humanities to Undergraduates.


Nominations for Duke Summer Reading

Nominations are being accepted for the next Duke Summer Reading selection:

Duke Student Affairs explains, “A summer reading selection is designed to create a common touchpoint for incoming students. A copy of the selected book will be sent to all first-year students at the beginning of July….The book is used as a part of the orientation welcome week activities, which will include small group discussions and a visit from the author.”

Meeting about Research Funding

On Tuesday, November 5th, 4-6 pm, in the FHI Conference Room, Smith Warehouse Bay 4,  we would like to gather those of us who run small centers or are holding non-departmental symposia and
conferences, etc., and who have encountered difficulties in recent
years.  These difficulties may include having been told that funding will be
forthcoming only if faculty agree to participate in an administrative
initiative requiring surplus bureaucracy, non-intellectual criteria
for participants, and so forth. Given that a number of us have run into
the same roadblocks in seeking support for our research projects, we
thought we might meet and try to develop some strategies for dealing with
this problem.