Join faculty, staff, and student researchers at North Carolina Central University and Duke University, along with their community partners, for a series of lightning talks on the history of Durham. Speakers will explore the histories of places and communities, racial segregation and social movements, and the promises and challenges of digital methods in bringing hidden and marginalized histories to light.
Lightning talks will be followed by responses and open discussion. Program schedule coming soon! Speakers include (in alphabetical order):
Trudi Abel | Rubenstein Library, Duke
Kaylee Alexander | Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke
Brett Chambers | Mass Communications, NCCU
Alexandra Chassanoff | School of LIbrary & Information Science, NCCU
Tony Frazier | History, NCCU
Charles Denton Johnson | History, NCCU
Sara Heilman & Amiya Mehrotra | Duke / Pauli Murray Center for History & Social Justice
Dan Richter | Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke
Victoria Szabo | Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke
André D. Vann | Coordinator of University Archives, NCCU
Augustus Wendell & Davienne Gabriel | Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke
Hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative at Franklin Humanities Institute (DHI@FHI), this virtual event builds upon the NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellowship Program (2016-present), which itself follows a longer history of research and teaching partnerships between the two institutions.
Co-sponsors: DHI@FHI, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Wired Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture, Duke University; College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, NCCU
Background image in banner: Panaromic photo of Parrish Street in Downtown Durham, circa 1926, showing the 6-story headquarters of the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company (now the Mechanics and Farmers Bank Building) on left. Courtesy of Digital Durham and Duke University Library.