Posts Tagged ‘Lehman Brady Visiting Professorship’

March 25: Event with Award-Winning Filmmaker and Lehman Brady Professor Marco Williams

March 25: Event with Award-Winning Filmmaker and Lehman Brady Professor Marco Williams

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to present a public talk with filmmaker Marco Williams, the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies. CDS coordinates the cross-campus collaboration between Duke University and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to both […]


Watch: Lehman Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams Interviewed on “North Carolina Now”

Watch: Lehman Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams Interviewed on "North Carolina Now"

Watch an interview with our 2014-15 Lehman Brady Professor, acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, that was recently featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now. The program “examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our arts and culture.” In the video below—beginning at timestamp 13:32—Williams […]


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 […]


“Emmett and Trayvon” Podcast Features Documentary Theater Artist Mike Wiley

"Emmett and Trayvon" Podcast Features Documentary Theater Artist Mike Wiley

Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen produced a recent podcast, “Emmett and Trayvon,” featuring actor and playwright Mike Wiley. One of Wiley’s one-man plays, Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till, is about the black Chicago teenager who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955. Biewen tagged along as Wiley performed that play in Florida, not far […]


Theatre Raleigh Presents Mike Wiley’s “Blood Done Sign My Name”

Theatre Raleigh Presents Mike Wiley's "Blood Done Sign My Name"

Actor/playwright Mike Wiley’s acclaimed one-man documentary theater production Blood Done Sign My Name was adapted from Center for Documentary Studies instructor Tim Tyson’s award-winning book about a racial conflagration in his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina; Theatre Raleigh will present the play during a series of performances beginning May 28, 2014. Wiley was the Lehman Brady Professor at CDS during […]


U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey in New PBS Series “Where Poetry Lives”

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey in New PBS Series "Where Poetry Lives"

Keep this poetry and PBS convergence on your radar: U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey stars in a new PBS NewsHour series, Where Poetry Lives, in which she and PBS senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown will use the framework of poetry to report on issues of importance to Americans. “I feel like I’ve seen evidence again and again,” said Trethewey in an […]


Documentary Biography with Lehman Brady Professor Sam Stephenson

Since 2000, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) has coordinated the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professorship in Documentary Studies and American Studies, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to Duke University and UNC–Chapel Hill for an academic year to teach undergraduate courses on both campuses and engage in lectures, screenings, and […]


Natasha Trethewey, Former Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor, Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, Former Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor, Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, former Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke and UNC–Chapel Hill, has been named the nineteenth U.S. Poet Laureate; the announcement was made by Librarian of Congress James Billington. Trethewey is currently a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. The Center for […]


Veterans History Project in North Carolina Kicks Off at CDS November 18

Veterans History Project in North Carolina Kicks Off at CDS November 18

Robert Patrick, director of the national Veterans History Project, will be in Durham on November 18 to help launch a statewide effort to record veterans’ stories and add them to the project’s database at the Library of Congress. The Center for Documentary Studies is hosting Patrick’s presentation, during which he will explain how individuals, families, […]


Documentary Writing Speaker Series: Paul Hendrickson Presentation on His Book “Hemingway’s Boat” November 16 at CDS

Documentary Writing Speaker Series: Paul Hendrickson Presentation on His Book “Hemingway’s Boat” November 16 at CDS

Written by a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961, is a brilliantly conceived reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will forever change the way he is perceived and understood. Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961, from Hemingway’s pinnacle […]


The Troubling Violence Performance Project, This Week at CDS and UNC

The Troubling Violence Performance Project, This Week at CDS and UNC

Folklorists’ research often takes them into communities about which outsiders know little, but Elaine Lawless, Professor of English at the University of Missouri and current Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC and Duke, took an unusually imaginative and harrowing step when she decided to spend her sabbatical year volunteering at a shelter for women fleeing […]


World Premiere of “The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” October 26–November 13

World Premiere of "The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders" October 26–November 13

PlayMakers Repertory Company Center for Dramatic Art 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Wednesday, October 26—Sunday, November 13 Documentary theater at its best: The new play The Parchman Hour transforms the history of the 1961 Freedom Rides into lively firsthand experiences that ripple with the immediacy of the present moment. In 1961, a […]


Elaine Lawless: “Missed Representations: Visual Imagery of Intimate Partner Violence” and the Troubling Violence Performance Project

Elaine Lawless: “Missed Representations: Visual Imagery of Intimate Partner Violence" and the Troubling Violence Performance Project

Folklorists’ research often takes them into communities about which outsiders know little, but Elaine Lawless, Professor of English at the University of Missouri and current Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC and Duke, took an unusually imaginative and harrowing step when she decided to spend her sabbatical year volunteering at a shelter for women fleeing […]


“Freedom Riders” Film Screening October 20 in Chapel Hill

"Freedom Riders" Film Screening October 20 in Chapel Hill

The documentary Freedom Riders, recent winner of three Emmy Awards, is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains […]


Student Actors to Tour Mississippi with The Parchman Hour on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Rides

Student Actors to Tour Mississippi with The Parchman Hour on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Rides

A busload of student actors, a noted playwright/actor, a civil rights historian, and several documentarians will be traveling to Mississippi over Spring Break (March 6-11) to present The Parchman Hour, an original play featuring the songs and stories of the 1961 Freedom Riders. For the ’61 Freedom Rides, a group of mostly young people, black […]


“The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” at Kenan Theatre December 2-6

“The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” at Kenan Theatre December 2-6

THE PARCHMAN HOUR The Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders December 2-6, 2010 / Kenan Theatre, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A Mike Wiley Production Presented by the UNC Department of Dramatic Arts and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University In 1961, a group of mostly young people came […]


Fall Course with Lehman Brady Professor Mike Wiley

Fall Course with Lehman Brady Professor Mike Wiley

Playwright and actor Mike Wiley, who has more than twelve years of credits in theater for young audiences and in film, television, and regional theater, is the Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke and UNC–Chapel Hill in spring and fall 2010. The Center for Documentary Studies coordinates the Lehman […]


Interview With Deborah Willis

Interview With Deborah Willis

Interview With Deborah Willis, Author Of Posing Beauty: African American Images From The 1890s To The Present The State of Things, WUNC (91.5 FM) September 30, 2009 On October 1, Deborah Willis filled the CDS auditorium for a talk and book signing for Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present. If […]


Mike Seeger Musical Performance at CDS

Mike Seeger Musical Performance at CDS

Mike Seeger Musical Performance at CDS March 16, 2009 7:30 p.m. “Mike [Seeger] was unprecedented. He was like a duke, the knight errant. As for being a folk musician, he was the supreme archetype.” —Bob Dylan Photographs of Mike Seeger at CDS by Nick Pironio.


Interview with Filmmaker Marco Williams, 2014–15 Visiting Professor at Duke and UNC–Chapel Hill

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 […]