Posts Tagged ‘Wesley Hogan’

Remembering Leslie Brown

Remembering Leslie Brown

“My family is from the South, and I began my career as a historian sitting under the dining room table listening to the grown folks talk.” —Leslie Brown We at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) were very saddened to learn of Leslie Brown’s recent passing, and have always known how fortunate we were that our […]


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 […]


May 21: Event with Jim Grimsley, Author of “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood”

May 21: Event with Jim Grimsley, Author of "How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood"

The boy in this narrative is becoming a man in a time of enormous change, and his point of view is like a razor cutting through a callous. Painful and healing. Forthright and enormously engaging. This is a book to collect and share and treasure. —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina The Center […]


CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

Congratulations to two undergraduate instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Alex Harris and Christopher Sims, who recently received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the 2014–2015 academic year. Alex Harris received the Robert B. Cox Award in the Social Sciences for “a commitment to teaching over time and a willingness to invest substantial effort in meeting the school’s instructional […]


March 4: “The Activist’s Playbook” Panel and Launch Celebration for the “One Person, One Vote” Website

March 4: "The Activist's Playbook" Panel and Launch Celebration for the "One Person, One Vote" Website

An event at the Durham County Public Library commemorates next month’s 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama; presents a panel discussion, “The Activist’s Playbook: From SNCC to Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement”; and celebrates the launch of a new multimedia website from the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University—One Person, One […]


Durham Library’s Events Inspired by Congressman John Lewis’s Graphic Novel on the Civil Rights Movement

Durham Library's Events Inspired by Congressman John Lewis's Graphic Novel on the Civil Rights Movement

This October, the Durham County Library hosts Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One, Congressman John Lewis’ graphic memoir about his struggle for civil and human rights that also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. The library’s biennial program invites the entire community to read the same book and attend programs—film screenings, talks, exhibits, […]


“Oh Freedom Over Me” Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

"Oh Freedom Over Me" Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

In October, the Durham County Library will host its biennial community read program, Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One, Congressman John Lewis’ acclaimed graphic memoir about his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. As part of the program, the library will display a former Center for Documentary Studies exhibit, Oh Freedom Over Me. The original 2004 exhibit marked the fortieth anniversary of […]


Free Screening of Duke Alum Sabrina Lee’s Acclaimed “Not Yet Begun to Fight,” February 20

Free Screening of Duke Alum Sabrina Lee's Acclaimed "Not Yet Begun to Fight," February 20

“It stuns.” (Village Voice) “A lyrical meditation on nature and war.” (LA Times). Duke alum Sabrina Lee (’91) will screen her award-winning documentary exploring the human cost of combat, Not Yet Begun to Fight, during Duke Women’s Weekend, and participate in a post-screening Q&A moderated by Center for Documentary Studies director Wesley Hogan. (Scroll down for trailer.) Thursday, February […]


2014 Ethics Film Series Explores the South with Four Acclaimed Films

2014 Ethics Film Series Explores the South with Four Acclaimed Films

The annual Ethics Film Series at Duke University provides popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. The 2014 installment explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring four acclaimed films from the past decade that grapple with the realities of southern life and the tensions between social and cultural progress and persistent inequalities—Moving Midway, Junebug, deepsouth, and Beasts […]


Spring 2014: Three New Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

We are excited to announce three brand new undergraduate courses debuting this spring at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by CDS director Wesley Hogan, writer in residence Duncan Murrell, and visiting artist Mike Wiley, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. Learn more […]


Join Us: CDS Meet-Up Group Mixer with Staff and Instructors

Join Us: CDS Meet-Up Group Mixer with Staff and Instructors

Join the CDS Meet-Up group for a fall mixer on the porch with pizza and drinks. The mixer is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with familiar and incoming Center for Documentary Studies staff, instructors. The CDS Meet-Up Group is organized and run on a volunteer basis to provide a forum for CDS Continuing Education students to network, […]


New Fall 2013 Issue of “Document” Available Online

New Fall 2013 Issue of "Document" Available Online

The latest issue of Document, the CDS quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. Highlights in the fall issue include an interview with new CDS director Wesley Hogan, exhibits by CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. […]


Interview with New CDS Director Wesley Hogan

Interview with New CDS Director Wesley Hogan

On July 1, 2013, the Center for Documentary Studies welcomed its third director since our founding at Duke University in 1989. Wesley C. Hogan’s tenure follows that of Tom Rankin, who had directed CDS since 1998, and Iris Tillman Hill. Hogan returns to Durham—she received her master’s and doctorate in U.S. History at Duke—from Virginia […]


CDS Welcomes New Director: Award-Winning Historian Wesley C. Hogan

Originally published on the Duke Today website: Wesley C. Hogan, a historian widely honored for her documentary work on the civil rights movement, has been named the new director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She begins her appointment on July 1, 2013. Hogan will be only the third director of CDS, which […]


CDS Exhibitions Director Courtney Reid-Eaton Named 2016 MDOCS Institute Fellow

CDS Exhibitions Director Courtney Reid-Eaton Named 2016 MDOCS Institute Fellow

Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies exhibitions director Courtney Reid-Eaton, who has been named an Institute Fellow for the annual Skidmore College MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute this summer—one of four professional documentary practitioners selected from applicants across the country. Reid-Eaton and the other Institute Fellows will join ten Skidmore Scholars to develop and workshop documentary projects during the five-week institute, whose theme this year is “Walking the Line: Fact and […]


October 19: CDS Director Wesley Hogan Speaks at Durham County Library

October 19: CDS Director Wesley Hogan Speaks at Durham County Library

This October, the Durham County Library hosts its biennial Durham Reads Together program, featuring March: Book One, Congressman John Lewis’ graphic memoir about his struggle for civil and human rights that also reflects on the broader civil rights movement. As part of the program, Center for Documentary Studies director Wesley Hogan will give a talk on Sunday, October 19, about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee […]