Global Collaboration Seed Grants, 2019-20.

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2019-2020 Global Collaboration Seed Grants. We have been fortunate to receive generous matching support from the Office of Global Affairs’ Andrew W. Mellon Endowment for Global Studies. These grants are designed to support inquiry into research areas that cannot be adequately addressed without cross-national or cross-regional scholarly dialogue, or without exchanges across languages and philosophical or methodological traditions. The 13 funded projects include several artistic collaborations along with works in international scholarly research.

Black Mountain: An Image-based, Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Performance Project

Duke Faculty: Torry Bend (Theater Studies)
International Collaborators: Riverbed Theater Company, Taiwan: Criag Quintero (Artistic Director; Grinnell College; Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellow), Chung Li-Mei, Su Hui-yu, Wang Tzu-ting, and Chiang Ji-Yang

Worlding Future Arts: Dance and Black Arts Movements

Duke Faculty: Thomas F. DeFrantz (African & African American Studies; Dance; Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies)
International Collaborator: Luciane Ramos Silva, Independent Researcher and Artist

Rethinking Secularism and Modernity: International Network for Interreligious Dialogue and Education

Duke Faculty: Malachi Hacohen (History)
International Collaborators: Hilda Nissimi (Bar-Ilan university, Israel), Todd H. Weir (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

The China Question of Cultural and Media Studies

Duke Faculty: Kang Liu (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies), John Aldrich (Political Science)
International Collaborators: Wang Nin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Zeng Jun (Shanghai University), Shan Bo (Wuhan University), Li Song (Wuhan University)

#FMF | #BLM: Race Precarity and the Transgenerational Costs of Racism

Duke Faculty: Anne-Maria Makhulu (Cultural Anthropology; African & African American Studies)
International Collaborator: Hylton White (University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa)

People of the City: New Directions in Migration and African Urbanism

Duke Faculty: Catherine (Kathryn) Mathers (International Comparative Studies; Cultural Anthropology), Samuel Fury Childs Daly (African & African American Studies; International and Comparative Studies)
International Collaborators: Loren Landau (University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa), Caroline Wanjiku Kihato (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Jimoh Oluwasegun (Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria)

Global Engagements: Asian, African American, and Asian American Internationalisms and Solidarities, 1918-2018: Exhibit and Research Workshops for Pedagogical Initiatives in Global Humanities

Duke Faculty: Suchetz Mazumdar (History)
International Collaborator: Selina Lai-Henderson (Duke Kunshan University)

Collaboration between Painter Beverly McIver and Dancer Eiko Otake – Part of Eiko’s Duet Project

Duke Faculty: Beverly McIver (Art, Art History & Visual Studies)
International Collaborator: Eiko Otake (Dancer/Interdisciplinary Artist)

The Making of Modern Cairo: Urban Topography and Digital Humanities in the Middle East

Duke Faculty: Adam Mestyan (History), Sara Galletti (Art, Art History & Visual Studies)
International Collaborators: Mercedes Volait (CNRS – Centre national de la recherche scientifique, INHA – Institut national d’histoire de l’art, France)

The Value of Love: Global Perspectives on the Economy of Care

Duke Faculty: Jocelyn Olcott (History, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies)
International Collaborator: Marija Barti (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Documentary Interpretations of Transnational Contact Zones in Bavaria, Germany

Duke Faculty: Christopher Sims (Center for Documentary Studies)
International Collaborators: Birgit Bauridl (University of Regensburg, Germany), Max Ernst Stockburger (Documentary Photographer; University for Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany)

War and Memory in Peru

Duke Faculty: Orin Starn (Cultural Anthropology), Holly Ackerman (Duke Libraries)
International Collaborators: Olinda Quispe Chávez (San Cristóbal University, Ayacucho, Peru), Ponciano Del Pinto (Catholic University, Lima, Peru)

Perpetrator Studies Working Group

Duke Faculty: Rebecca Stein (Cultural Anthropology)
International Collaborators: Hilla Dayan, Noa Roei, Erella Grassiani (University of Amsterdam)

Originally posted on the Franklin Humanities Institute website