Duke students Lydia Bradford and Quinn Holmquist share their experiences during their trips to Haiti. They traveled to Haiti to work with different communities: Quinn in the small town of Bayonè near Gonaïves and Lydia in Leyogàn which is not far from the capital of Port-au-Prince. They took Kreyòl classes with Duke Lecturer Jacques Pierre, who is also the co-director of the Haiti Lab. Check out more from Duke's Haiti Lab! Co-director Jacques Pierre discusses the use of Kreyòl in education in Haiti with MIT professor Michel DeGraff: https://youtu.be/9Ukagm5eIvI
FHI is partnering with Duke's 18 arts, humanities, and interpretive social sciences departments to organize a 3-year series of cross-departmental public seminars. Each Humanities Futures event brings together a sub-group of Duke humanities departments, in a joint exploration of the futures of the disciplines in light of the interdisciplinary developments of recent decades. This event is jointly organized by the FHI, the Department of Cultural Anthropology, the Dance Program, and the Program in Literature.
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Events, interviews, and more from the Haiti Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute. Among other things, these videos showcase the Lab's on-going projects on discourses of trauma (especially after the 2010 earthquake) and Haitian language and religion.
Events & interviews from the BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab. BorderWork(s) investigates the human consequences of borders, walls, and partitions. For more about the Lab, visit: http://sites.fhi.duke.edu/borderworks/