Posts Tagged ‘Charles Thompson’

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Notable recent news and events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate faculty include the following; see the CDS undergraduate education Tumblr for more information and updates: + Kelly Alexander received a Duke University Council for European Studies Fellowship for 2016–2017 for her project “Of Truffles and Trash: The New Social Economy of Food Waste in Brussels, Belgium” + John Biewen released a “Story […]


CDS Instructor Katie Hyde Receives Teaching Accolade, and Other Undergraduate Faculty Highlights

CDS Instructor Katie Hyde Receives Teaching Accolade, and Other Undergraduate Faculty Highlights

Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) undergraduate instructor Katie Hyde, who was recently recognized for her teaching excellence at Duke University. During the 2016 fall semester, the instructor’s course evaluations were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. Hyde was recognized for her course Sociology Through Photography; see course descriptions below. Read more about undergraduate […]


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 […]


Fall 2016: Three New Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Fall 2016: Three New Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

We are excited to announce three brand new undergraduate courses debuting this fall at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by CDS director Wesley Hogan and Bernie Herman of UNC-Chapel Hill, Charles Thompson, and Jaki Shelton Green, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. Learn more […]


Photographs by CDS Faculty On View at UNC–Chapel Hill

Photographs by CDS Faculty On View at UNC–Chapel Hill

Two upcoming events on the UNC–Chapel Hill campus, free and open to the public, will feature work by CDS faculty members Charlie Thompson and Christopher Sims, respectively: Rostros del Tiempo: Faces of Time Reception with Live Music Thursday, September 10, 5:30 p.m. UNC–Chapel Hill, Center for the Study of the American South 410 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, […]


June 23 & 24: “Border Odyssey” Book Events With Duke/CDS Scholar Charlie Thompson

June 23 & 24: "Border Odyssey" Book Events With Duke/CDS Scholar Charlie Thompson

A new book by Center for Documentary Studies faculty member Charles D. (Charlie) Thompson is attracting widespread notice for Thompson’s photographs and prose, which combine in Border Odyssey: Travels Along the U.S.–Mexico Divide to create a “potent cri de coeur for a more compassionate, sane, and humane border policy” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), a publication that Publisher’s Weekly called “one of the most interesting […]


Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Enjoy these videos describing three new Fall 2015 undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by Archive of Documentary Art Curator Lisa McCarty, professor of cultural anthropology and documentarian Charles Thompson, and CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. […]


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 […]


“Rostros Del Tiempo | Faces of Time” Exhibit Opens, Panel and Film Screenings to Follow

"Rostros Del Tiempo | Faces of Time" Exhibit Opens, Panel and Film Screenings to Follow

An exhibit of photographs by documentarian Charles D. Thompson, Rostros del Tiempo | Faces of Time, opens at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center on September 30. On October 8, there will be a related panel discussion that includes a screening of Thompson’s short documentary on the project; the film will also screen that evening as part of the NC Latin […]


Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is honored to host acclaimed filmmaker and film educator Marco Williams on the Duke and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campuses as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies. CDS coordinates the cross-campus collaboration, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to […]


Students in “The U.S./Mexico Border” Class Participate in Collaborative Mural Project

Students in "The U.S./Mexico Border" Class Participate in Collaborative Mural Project

Latino/a youth are partnering with Duke University undergraduates and instructors from several classes, including the “The U.S./Mexico Border” class at the Center for Documentary Studies, on a collaborative mural project (scroll down for slideshow) as part of Two-Way Bridges, an initiative that aims to expand the connections between Duke and the Durham Latino/a communities. The […]


Student Action with Farmworkers Receives Service-Learning Award for Contributions to CDS Undergraduate Classes

Student Action with Farmworkers Receives Service-Learning Award for Contributions to CDS Undergraduate Classes

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) was honored this spring by Duke University’s Service-Learning Program with a Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award, in recognition of SAF’s long commitment to supporting undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. SAF was nominated for the Alden Award by Charlie Thompson, director of undergraduate education at CDS, and Christopher […]


CDS Undergraduate Tabria Williford Presents Research to Duke President’s Council on Black Affairs

CDS Undergraduate Tabria Williford Presents Research to Duke President's Council on Black Affairs

Center for Documentary Studies student Tabria Williford was one of five Duke undergraduates recently selected to present her research work to Duke President’s Council on Black Affairs during their spring 2013 semester meeting. Williford’s documentary project, “Durham Food Bank and Urban Ministries: Documentary Photographs, 2011–2012” was drawn from fieldwork she completed during her first two […]


“Gullah Geechee Gala” Celebrates New Partnership with Historic African American Community

"Gullah Geechee Gala" Celebrates New Partnership with Historic African American Community

Duke University is hosting a kickoff gala for a new summer program that will send young scholars from the Carolinas—including fourteen Duke students—to live and work with Gullah Geechee community groups in Conway, South Carolina, on projects ranging from cultural history to education, public policy, and health. The program is a collaboration between Duke University’s Benjamin […]


“The Guestworker”: Reception, Free Screening, and Filmmaker Q&A on March 21

"The Guestworker": Reception, Free Screening, and Filmmaker Q&A on March 21

A film event at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh focuses on The Guestworker, which documents a grueling season on a North Carolina farm. At a time when American immigration policies are generating heated debate, the film offers an evenhanded look at some of those policies in action. The Guestworker Thursday, March 21: 6:30 p.m. reception; […]


Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Three new exhibitions at Duke University Libraries explore the human experience of farmworkers and the history of a nonprofit organization,  Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), dedicated to improving their lives; the exhibits will be on view through December 9, 2012.  An opening reception will feature Latin American food and speakers reflecting on SAF’s evolution and the transformative power of […]


Listen: Big Shed/CDS Audio Documentary “The Great Moonshine Conspiracy”

Listen: Big Shed/CDS Audio Documentary "The Great Moonshine Conspiracy"

In his 2011 book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois Press), Charlie Thompson chronicles Virginia’s Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935, which made national news and exposed the far-reaching and pervasive tendrils of Appalachia’s local moonshine economy. The folks at the audio and […]


2012 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Logan Hasson

2012 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Logan Hasson

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was the Center’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly […]


Undergrad Director Charlie Thompson on Moonshine, Mountaineers, and Motorcycles at the Virginia Festival of the Book, March 23

Undergrad Director Charlie Thompson on Moonshine, Mountaineers, and Motorcycles at the Virginia Festival of the Book, March 23

Charlie Thompson, director of the undergraduate program at CDS, will be on a panel, “Moonshine, Mountaineers, and Motorcycles: On the Crooked Road Then and Now,” at the Virginia Festival of the Book with essayist Michael Abraham, author of  Harmonic Highways: Motorcycling Virginia’s Crooked Road; and Paddy Bowman, author of Through the Schoolhouse Door: Folklore, Community, Curriculum. Thompson will discuss his book […]


Latin American Film Festival 25th Anniversary Celebration on November 6 at UNC-Chapel Hill

Latin American Film Festival 25th Anniversary Celebration on November 6 at UNC-Chapel Hill

Local filmmakers Rodrigo Dorfman, Altha Cravey, Penny Simpson, and Charlie Thompson of the Center for Documentary Studies will participate in a panel discussion on the UNC campus in conjunction with the 25th anniversary celebration of North Carolina’s Latin American Film Festival. Sunday, November 6, 4 p.m. Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center UNC-Chapel Hill […]


“Whiskey and Geography”: “Spirits of Just Men” Excerpts Featured on Southern Spaces

"Whiskey and Geography": "Spirits of Just Men" Excerpts Featured on Southern Spaces

The online journal Southern Spaces, produced at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, recently published two excerpts from Charles Thompson’s new book, Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. The first excerpt, a video produced by Marissa Katarina Bergmann, offers glimpses of modern-day Shooting Creek juxtaposed with […]


Charlie Thompson on “Spirits of Just Men”

Charlie Thompson on "Spirits of Just Men"

Charlie Thompson, director of the undergraduate program at CDS, holds the faculty position of Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion. His latest book, Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois […]


“The Parchman Hour” Play Presented at the Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2011

"The Parchman Hour" Play Presented at the Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2011

The Parchman Hour brings to the stage powerful oral histories and conversations from the Freedom Rides’ most iconic protagonists and antagonists alike. Based on interviews, newspaper accounts, documentary imagery, and other primary sources, The Parchman Hour is the outgrowth of a yearlong residency by actor and playwright Mike Wiley, a visiting professor at the Center for […]


“Spirits of Just Men” by Charles D. Thompson Jr.

"Spirits of Just Men" by Charles D. Thompson Jr.

Spirits of Just Men tells the story of moonshine in 1930s America, as seen through the remarkable location of Franklin County, Virginia, a place that many still refer to as the “moonshine capital of the world.” Charles D. Thompson Jr., curriculum and education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and a lecturer in cultural […]