Archive for October, 2016

CDS Professor Charles Thompson Joins Duke In Venice Faculty for Fall 2017 Semester

CDS Professor Charles Thompson Joins Duke In Venice Faculty for Fall 2017 Semester

Duke in Venice is based at Venice International University (VIU), located on the island of San Servolo. VIU is an association of universities and organizations from around the world. Faculty from the partner universities offer courses at VIU, all taught in English. Students will have the opportunity to take courses from all of these international scholars and […]


Undergraduate Jeainny Kim Reflects on the 2016 Summer Study in the Arts Award

Undergraduate Jeainny Kim Reflects on the 2016 Summer Study in the Arts Award

Jeainny Kim (Trinity ’18) received a 2016 Summer Study in the Arts award from Duke University’s Council for the Arts, having been nominated for this honor by her DOCST 318S Photography Workshop instructor, MJ Sharp, and with the support of CDS’s faculty. Kim applied her award this past summer towards a Summer Residency in Photography at […]


November 4: Artist Talk with Duke Undergraduate Jeainny Kim for “Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works”

November 4: Artist Talk with Duke Undergraduate Jeainny Kim for "Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works"

Jeainny Kim (Trinity ’18) received a 2016 Summer Study in the Arts award from Duke University’s Council for the Arts, having been nominated for this honor by her DOCST 318S Photography Workshop instructor, MJ Sharp, and with the support of CDS’s faculty. Kim applied her award this past summer towards a Summer Residency in Photography at […]


November 4: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Rodents of Unusual Size”

November 4: Fresh Docs Series Screens "Rodents of Unusual Size"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, and Jeff Springer’s Rodents of Unusual Size, a story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of […]


CDS Cosponsors Residency of Memory Project Filmmakers

CDS Cosponsors Residency of Memory Project Filmmakers

Four Chinese filmmakers from the Memory Project return to the Duke campus in October 2016 for a two-week residency of film screenings and public events; see a complete listing below. Between 1959 and 1961 millions of Chinese citizens died during the Great Famine, when conditions from extreme weather conditions, including a severe drought, were exacerbated by […]


October 20: Reception, Artist’s Talk, and Book Signing with Toni Tipton-Martin for “The Jemima Code” Exhibition

October 20: Reception, Artist’s Talk, and Book Signing with Toni Tipton-Martin for "The Jemima Code" Exhibition

“The Jemima Code is a 200-year-old practice of using the image of the plantation mammy to symbolize and misrepresent the knowledge, skills, and abilities of African American cooks.” —Toni Tipton-Martin. An exhibition of large-scale historic photographs now on view at the Center for Documentary Studies was curated by Toni Tipton-Martin and builds on her award-winning book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of […]