November 21: A Story of Art Forgery Revealed in Full Frame Screening of "Art and Craft"

    November 21: A Story of Art Forgery Revealed in Full Frame Screening of “Art and Craft”

    Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman’s feature documentary Art and Craft, about the infamous art forger Mark Landis, will screen on November 21 as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. This is the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s last Third Friday screening of the year. Note that while Full Frame Third Friday screenings are free, all attendees […]

    Register Now for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

    Register Now for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

    The Center for Documentary Studies is offering seven summer learning opportunities in 2015 through our Continuing Education program. These intensive Summer Institute sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public. Their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those students working toward a certificate. Registration is now open for the […]

    Spring 2015: Three New Undergraduate Courses in Documentary Studies

    Spring 2015: Three New Undergraduate Courses in Documentary Studies

    Three Spring 2015 undergraduate classes—taught by director of the Pauli Murray Project at the Duke Human Rights Center Barbara Lau, professor of the practice of Cultural Anthropology and CDS core faculty member Charles Thompson, and acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, the 2014-15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor—highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses below. Learn more about […]

    Literacy Through Photography Exhibit Highlights Global Engagement

    Literacy Through Photography Exhibit Highlights Global Engagement

    An exhibit at Duke University features work by students in South Korea, New Zealand, Tanzania, and the United States, from recent Literacy Through Photography (LTP) projects led by Center for Documentary Studies faculty, including LTP director Katie Hyde, as well as Duke undergraduates who have studied at CDS. The innovative teaching methodology was developed at CDS and integrates photography and writing […]

    Triangle-Area Undergrads: Information on the 2015 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

    Triangle-Area Undergrads: Information on the 2015 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

    Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards go to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area universities to help them conduct intensive summer-long documentary fieldwork projects, for which they receive up to $2,000. The awards are named for revered scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses "Liberty Warehouse" November 24
    CDS Meet Up Group: Documentary Filmmaker Carol Thomson Discusses “Liberty Warehouse” November 24

    The CDS Meet Up Group, organized and run on a volunteer basis, provides a monthly forum for student…

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    Full Frame Honored as Worldwide Top 25 Coolest Film Festival
    Full Frame Honored as Worldwide Top 25 Coolest Film Festival

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, has been…

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    Call for Applications, Fall 2015: Duke's MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program
    Call for Applications, Fall 2015: Duke’s MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program

    Duke University welcomes applications for Fall 2015 to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts…

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    December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of "PhotoVision" at the Ackland Art Museum
    December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of “PhotoVision” at the Ackland Art Museum

    “The photographs in this exhibition are first and foremost presented as individual works of art, a…

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