Haiti Lab Meeting for Undergraduates March 26

information meeting for undergraduates on research & other opportunities

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Monday, April 26
12:00 PM
Multicultural Center
(Lower Level, Bryan Center)

* lunch provided *

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What is the “Haiti Lab”? In Fall 2010, the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) at Duke will launch its first 3-year “humanities laboratory,” a “Haiti lab” that builds on these developments and seeks to speed Haiti’s recovery by applying innovative research and practice across disciplines that include Caribbean studies, Creole studies, global health, law and virtual informatics. The Haiti lab will provide a space where experts in Haitian culture, history and language can work with scholars from other areas of the humanities and social sciences, along with legal specialists, experts in engineering and technology, medical practitioners, librarians, archivists and other interested experts, to develop plans to contribute to Haiti’s reconstruction. The lab will help produce books, articles, web resources and pedagogical materials — notably including those in and about Haitian Creole — that help expand Haitian studies in both the United States and Haiti. It also will serve as a resource for media outlets seeking to learn about Haiti.

Graduate and undergraduate students will be able to use the lab to pursue individual and collaborative research projects and to interact with lab members and visitors.  Come to this meeting to find out how you can get involved!

The lab’s co-directors are professors Deborah Jenson (Romance Studies; Duke Kreyol course blog) and Laurent Dubois (History/Romance Studies; Global France course blog). They are joined by two core faculty affiliates, Guy-Uriel Charles (Law) and Kathy Walmer (Global Health; Family Health Ministries website).

For more information about ongoing research projects on Haiti at Duke, visit: http://news.duke.edu/haitideclaration/dukestudyofhaiti.html

Questions? email fhi@duke.edu