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DITA hosts numerous events throughout the year including a bi-annual distinguished lecture series, an artist-in-residence program, and many other events open to the public. Experience several of our past events by visiting our Youtube or listen to past lectures by visiting our Warpwire.

Upcoming Events


Marc Chagall and the Bible

To begin the spring academic semester, DITA will present a gallery of Chagall prints curated by Sandra Bowden. The exhibit will be on display in the Duke Chapel and will be open to the public.

January–March 2023.


Malcolm Guite in Residence

We look forward to welcoming poet Malcom Guite for a residency. Guite will teach a course for students in the hybrid program and offer public readings and lectures.

January 9–13, 2023.


Previous Events


Shane McCrae Lecture and Reading

In conjunction with the Duke University English Dept. and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, DITA hosted poet Shane McCrae for a visit. McCrae delivered a lecture on forgiveness and poetry entitled "A Discomforting Look: On Forgiveness" and a reading of his work in discussion with Dr. Lauren Winner.

Recordings coming soon.

October 20, 2022.

Cries of Loss and Hope

DITA's fall concert featuring the New Caritas Orchestra, directed by Jeremy Begbie, and a visiting ensemble from the Raleigh Music Collective.

September 2, 2022.

Event Recap

DITA10 Conference

A three-day symposium celebrating the ten-year anniversary of DITA featuring keynote addresses, plenary presentations, seminars, and a concert entitled "Making All Things New."

September 5–8, 2019.

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Meeting Our Moment video series

Video series featuring conversations between DITA Director Jeremy Begbie and Christian artists and scholars about the pandemic, reconciliation, poetry, music, suffering, and much more.


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