Archive for November, 2015

Missing The Boat: Emeritus Professor of History Peter H. Wood Explores an Ancient American Mystery

Missing The Boat: Emeritus Professor of History Peter H. Wood Explores an Ancient American Mystery

On December 2, join us at the Center for Documentary Studies for a talk by Peter H. Wood, Emeritus Professor of History at Duke University, exploring the history of trade and transportation in ancient America and a much-debated, missing piece of an archaeological puzzle. Dugout Canoes on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers: Recovering America’s Deep Past  Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m. […]


December 4: Opening Event for “The Observer’s Frame,” a Pop-Up Photo Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

December 4: Opening Event for "The Observer's Frame," a Pop-Up Photo Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

This December, a selection of Duke University undergraduate, MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, and Graduate in Liberal Studies students, as well as several UNC–Chapel Hill journalism students, will present photographs from the semester with a pop-up exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery. Following a kickoff event on December 4, The Observer’s Frame will continue a two-week run through December 18. The Observer’s […]


Closed: Full Frame Full-Time Marketing Director Position

Closed: Full Frame Full-Time Marketing Director Position

Note: This position listing is now closed. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, is hiring a Marketing Director, who will be responsible for developing, planning, and implementing all marketing and public relations activities for the annual four-day festival, as well as coordinating and planning marketing and public relations efforts […]


“Noctambules: Queer Nightlife In Port-au-Prince” Exhibit On View At Duke University

"Noctambules: Queer Nightlife In Port-au-Prince" Exhibit On View At Duke University

Noctambules: Queer Nightlife in Port-au-Prince, an exhibition of photographs by Haitian photographer Josué Azor, is coming to Duke’s campus. Part of a two-day symposium at Duke on performance, gender, and sexuality in Haiti, the exhibit opens October 29 in Friedl Hall on Duke’s East Campus and will run through the end of the semester. Noctambules is an […]


Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions, Saturday Highlights

Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions, Saturday Highlights

Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions—the inaugural documentary forum and 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for Documentary Studies—continued on November 21, 2015 with a host of panels exploring various mediums and inquiries of documentary arts. The morning sessions began with True Stories: Facts and Fictions, a writing panel featuring Randall Kenan, Phillip Lopate, and C.D. Wright, moderated by Jill […]


Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions, Friday Highlights

Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions, Friday Highlights

On November 20, 2015, festivities for Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions—the inaugural national documentary forum and 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for Documentary Studies—began in Durham, North Carolina. The forum kicked off with a welcome from current CDS director Wesley Hogan and CDS founding director Iris Tillman Hill, with an exploration of Documentary Then and Now, followed […]


Tickets On Sale for CDS’s National Forum: “Documentary 2015: Origins & Inventions”

Tickets On Sale for CDS’s National Forum: “Documentary 2015: Origins & Inventions”

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University will host a 25th Anniversary celebration and national forum on November 20–22, 2015, in Durham, North Carolina. Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions will bring together photographers, filmmakers, podcasters, writers, media professionals, educators, students/alumni, and supporters to view compelling documentary work and to examine central issues in the documentary field, recognizing deep traditions while training an eye on the future. […]


Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series “Aunties”

Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series "Aunties"

Freelance photographer Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned curator and historian Sandra S. Phillips to win the seventh biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for her color series Aunties. The images document, as Sablin writes, “the lives of my aunts who live in Northwest Russia. Alevtina and Ludmila are in their seventies but carry on the traditional Russian […]


November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, “Heart Like A Levee”

November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, "Heart Like A Levee"

Left: M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Right: A photo taken by William Gedney in Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1972. The Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics invites you to join in a musical and photographic lunchtime conversation.  M.C. Taylor, leader of the band Hiss Golden Messenger, and Jim Findlay, stage director and designer, will be joined by photographer and […]


November 6: Duke Alumna Kristin Posehn To Visit CDS

November 6: Duke Alumna Kristin Posehn To Visit CDS

As part of this year’s Duke Entertainment, Media and the Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend, Center for Documentary Studies alumna Kristin Posehn (’01) will be visiting CDS on Friday, November 6. Events will include a mixer and light reception for CDS staff, faculty, and students, followed by a presentation in which Posehn will discuss her artwork, career path, and […]