Humanities

Visible Thinking Symposium

On April 22nd, 2019 from 10-2pm in Penn Pavilion, Duke's annual Visible Thinking Symposium will be occurring. This event celebrates the achievements of undergraduate researchers and explores their original scholarship in the humanities, the natural sciences and engineering, and the social sciences. Visible Thinking is open to all Duke undergraduates. All students who receive support from the URS office are expected to present at Visible Thinking.

Ruby Friday | The Calla Campaign: The Art of Self-Exploration

The Callascope is a device developed in Nimmi Ramanujam's Biomedical Engineering lab at Duke to aid in the visualization of the cervix without the need for a speculum. In addition to its clinical utility screening for diseases such as cervical cancer, the device has become the inspiration for an art project, the Calla Campaign, in which it is being used to empower women through literal self-exploration. The campaign has organized artist-led workshops in which participants utilize creativity and art to explore the self.

CDS Shortwave Launch Party

This event celebrates the official launch and "transmission" of CDS Shortwave, a project of the Center for Documentary Studies' DocX lab. The experimental website showcases the documentary arts on an interactive, immersive digital platform inspired by analog modes of discovery.

DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Humanists

Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples.

STS and the Future(s) of Open Science

STS often likes to think of itself as 'radical', and one tenet of that belief is the conviction that 'openness' can fix whatever ails science. Consequently, everyone is enthusiastic that 'open science' is the wave of the future. Yet when one seriously examines the flaws in modern science that the movement proposes to remedy, the prospect for improvement in at least four areas are unimpressive.

AI: Risks & Responses, A Head-to-Head Risk Discussion

The Duke Center on Risk in Science & Society is sponsoring a series of "Head-to-Head" talks to explore the value of considering complex, contemporary risks from multiple perspectives. In this session we address AI: Risks & Responses. The rapid development of artificial intelligence promises to have huge societal impacts. It could help to solve multiple challenges in health care and disease, energy and climate change, data analysis, and poverty, in addition to changing the consumer experience.

Careers in Global Affairs through the Lens of the United Nations with Fannie Mitchell Expert in Residence, Anna Mahalak [Registration required]

Attend to gain exposure to another possible career path to Global Affairs and the United Nations Foundation and to meet this accomplished professional. You will develop and exercise networking skills and engage in our career community.

*Register by clicking More Event Information below.

Explore Careers in Local Government with Fannie Mitchell Expert in Residence, Thad Williamson, PhD [Registration required]

In this session, Dr. Williamson will share insights and advice from his own professional journey, speaking about how you can engage in local politics. Dr. Williamson, an Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, has been deeply involved in policy and governance in Richmond, Virginia since 2011.

Pages