Posts Tagged ‘Forum for Scholars and Publics’

Watch: Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

Watch: Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

In November 2015, a discussion with Marco Werman—Duke University alumni, journalist, and host of Public Radio International’s show, The World—and Alex Harris—Duke University professor, CDS co-founder, and acclaimed documentary photographer—took place at Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics. Together, the two looked back at Werman’s early work in journalism and documentary storytelling as an undergraduate student […]


“Following My Microphone” – Artist Christopher DeLaurenti on the Joy of Sound

"Following My Microphone" - Artist Christopher DeLaurenti on the Joy of Sound

Through February 18, 2017, the Power Plant Gallery presents Soundings: Protest|Politics|Dissent, a broadcast audio exhibition exploring how artists navigate the depths of sound experience and embody protest, politics, and dissent in digital sound files. A special lunchtime talk will be held on February 2 as part of an ongoing series of panel discussions about art and […]


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 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

November 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

CDS recommends an upcoming discussion with Marco Werman—Duke University alumni, journalist, and host of Public Radio International’s show, The World—and Alex Harris—Duke University professor, CDS co-founder, and acclaimed documentary photographer. Together, the two will look back at Werman’s early work in journalism and documentary storytelling as an undergraduate student in Harris’s “American Communities” course, and explore […]


A Conversation With Sonja Williams and Charlie Cobb on “Word Warrior” Richard Durham, September 29

A Conversation With Sonja Williams and Charlie Cobb on "Word Warrior" Richard Durham, September 29

Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics will host a lunch conversation with Howard University professor, scholar, and author Sonja Williams alongside SNCC veteran and Duke University SNCC Visiting Activist-Scholar Charlie Cobb.  The conversation will center around pioneering African American radio journalist Richard Durham, the subject of Williams’ new book, Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom. Hear an example of Durham’s radio work […]


September 4: “Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places” at the NC Museum of History

September 4: "Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" at the NC Museum of History

The Center for Documentary Studies is cosponsoring this discussion featuring five documentarians as they describe their journeys into places that were once filled with life but gradually became shadows and skeletons of that past vitality. Photographer Scott Garlock, whose exhibit Rural Revival inspired the event, will be joined by CDS and MFA|EDA instructor Alex Harris, MFA|EDA students Jon-Sesrie […]


“Durham Grown”: Duke + Durham Through Documentary Theater

"Durham Grown": Duke + Durham Through Documentary Theater

Note: Rescheduled for March 3 due to the weather. A special production of the annual Me Too Monologues on Duke University’s East Campus will highlight stories about being from both Durham and Duke—Me Too Monologues: Durham Grown. Students, alumni, and faculty submit stories of their experiences and those submissions are turned into documentary theater performances produced and performed by Duke […]


Conversation and Screening with Renowned Filmmaker Raoul Peck

Conversation and Screening with Renowned Filmmaker Raoul Peck

On November 3, Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics will host two events—a lunchtime conversation and a screening—with award-winning Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. Both events are free and open to the public. Lunch with Raoul Peck Monday, November 3, 12–1:15 p.m. Forum for Scholars & Publics, 011 Old Chemistry, Duke West Campus 415 Chapel Dr., Durham, North Carolina […]


“Here Comes Everybody”: Teju Cole to Give Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics

"Here Comes Everybody": Teju Cole to Give Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics

Duke University’s annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance. The 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer will be Teju Cole, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winning novel Open City. Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College. Thursday, April 24, 7:30 […]


Pete Seeger, the Folk Revival, and the Old Made New: A “Musical Conversation” on March 24

Pete Seeger, the Folk Revival, and the Old Made New: A "Musical Conversation" on March 24

The Center for Documentary Studies is co-sponsoring a lunchtime conversation and concert with John Cohen, the Down Hill Strugglers, and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton to celebrate the legacy of Pete Seeger and the ongoing vitality of American folk music. The event is free and open to the public; lunch will be served. Monday, March 24, 12:00–1:30 […]


POSTPONED: Screening and Conversation with Renowned Filmmaker Raoul Peck

POSTPONED: Screening and Conversation with Renowned Filmmaker Raoul Peck

Note: Due to weather concerns, these two events scheduled for March 3 and 4 have been postponed; stay tuned for rescheduling updates. Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics is hosting two events—a screening and a lunchtime conversation—with award-winning Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck; both are free and open to the public. Screening of Fatal Assistance Monday, March 3, […]