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Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Interdisciplinarity suffuses Duke’s schools and departments, with our university-wide institutes and initiatives serving as crucial incubators of innovations in research, pedagogy, and outreach.

Research

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Much of this work is catalyzed by our institutes and initiatives.

Education

Today’s most complex challenges demand new forms of expertise and collaboration. Duke gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments, and methods, often with a team-based approach.

Engagement

The interdisciplinary experience goes beyond the classroom and lab, as many faculty and students collaborate with external parties to develop research agendas and translate knowledge for decision-makers and broader publics.

Franklin Humanities Institute Invites Collaborators for World Arts Series

Franklin Humanities Institute Invites Collaborators for World Arts Series

For the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years, the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) has selected the theme of World Arts. The World Arts series explores the world-making potential of the arts and the ways in which worlds are imagined within them. Events and working groups will examine the way in which the arts and humanities have been conceptualized with an expanded world view, […]

Kenan Institute for Ethics Invites Applications for Graduate Fellowships

Kenan Institute for Ethics Invites Applications for Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: July 22, 2019 Students from any Duke graduate program may apply. What each cohort of Graduate Fellows will have in common is that their dissertation research engages in interesting ways with significant normative issues. Some students, for example – from disciplines such as philosophy, political theory, or theology – focus directly on fundamental ethical or political concepts and theories. […]

Representing Migration Humanities Lab Offers Six Fellowships for 2019-2020

Representing Migration Humanities Lab Offers Six Fellowships for 2019-2020

Deadline: September 6, 2019 Humanities students, come be a part of an exciting community at Duke exploring the art and politics of migration, from humans and animals to plants and microorganisms. Taking advantage of this opportunity will enable you to: Acquire and/or practice research and teaching skills (archival, digital, administrative, collaborative) that you may not […]

Kenan Institute Awards Fellowships to Five Graduate Students for Anthropocene Research

Kenan Institute Awards Fellowships to Five Graduate Students for Anthropocene Research

Each summer, the Luce-funded grant Facing the Anthropocene supports five graduate and professional students as they undertake research related to the Anthropocene. The Farm Fellowship supports graduate and professional students undertaking research that relates in some way to the Duke Campus Farm. The Anthropocene Graduate Fellowship supports Ph.D. students who wish to integrate Anthropocene themes […]

Duke Welcomes Collaborators to Humanities Unbounded Initiative

Duke Welcomes Collaborators to Humanities Unbounded Initiative

Six visiting scholars representing liberal arts institutions, historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), and Durham Technical Community College will arrive at Duke this summer to collaborate with faculty as part of an innovative humanities initiative. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Humanities Unbounded is designed to nurture collaboration and inventive expressions of the humanities at Duke […]

Humanities Research Comes to Life at the Story+ Symposium on June 26

Humanities Research Comes to Life at the Story+ Symposium on June 26

All are welcome at the 2019 Story+ Humanities Research Symposium, when Story+ teams will present their final products and/or research works-in-progress. Story+ is a six-week summer research experience for undergraduates and graduate mentors interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling. This year, ten Story+ teams are unboxing curious artifacts in the Duke […]

What a Fulbright Scholar Learned about the Nicholas Institute’s Interdisciplinary Approach

What a Fulbright Scholar Learned about the Nicholas Institute’s Interdisciplinary Approach

Throughout April, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University hosted Dr. Paul Bolger, manager of the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork in Ireland. Bolger is a 2019 Fulbright Irish Scholar who is investigating how interdisciplinary approaches are being utilized at four American universities—Duke, Arizona State, Columbia, and Cornell—to address global sustainability […]

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a mammoth undertaking that seeks to establish a “new Silk Road” linking China with over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Last spring, five Duke graduate students received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant to establish Riding the Belt and Road. The group aimed to […]