Human rights are universal no matter who you are or where you live. Yet rights present us with challenges both at home and abroad. At the DHRC@FHI, we see human rights as a compelling field of study, a revealing lens to examine the world and a way to engage in rights work locally and globally. Duke students can earn a Human Rights Certificate that complements any major, learning about the history and development of human rights as well as continuing challenges. Students pair study with experience through Duke Engage, Duke Immerse, study abroad and internships. We offer students, staff and faculty a wide range of tools and opportunities to learn and make a difference in the world. Please visit and be a part of something great at the FHI. Check out our website: https://humanrights.fhi.duk....
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.
The FHI's main playlist, our primary event space. Here at the FHI we take "humanities" to be a mode of intellectual hospitality, as a node for connections and conversations. Here are some of our recent highlights.
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/