Humanities

Faculty/Instructor TechFair

This open-house style event will feature faculty-oriented table-top demos and practical advice about how to get and use Duke's most important technology services for teaching and learning. It's open to all faculty, instructors, and researchers. Covered topics include: research computing, collaboration tools like WebEx, Box and O365, CIT services like Sakai and PebblePad, virtual reality demos, academic media services, 3D printing, and hands-on tech help with Sakai, mobile devices and laptops.

Africa Forecast: The Inaugural AI-DAGPSA Conference

Join the Duke Africa Initiative and Duke African Graduate and Professional Students Association for their inaugural conference, Africa Forecast: A focus on current ventures and their future impact on Africa. The conference will feature presentations from graduate and postdoctoral students from Triangle-area universities focusing on health, environmental sustainability, and policy and innovation on the African continent. Additionally, poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate students will highlight a wide variety of African-focused research.

Cyber Sufism: Lessons from the Landscape of American Digital Islam

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?

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