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 archives (including a lock of Walt Whitman’s hair!), uncovering telling facts of social history at Duke and beyond (including its “stained” tobacco pasts), and remixing content into literary exhibitions, environmental podcasts, educational materials, 3D-printed stamps, musical liner notes, and social justice image archives.
Their topics range from asylums to feminisms to 19th-century social media stars, and their products range from podcasts to pedagogical materials. Their methods include textual analysis, visual analysis, archival/historical research, social media research, narrative analysis, cultural analysis, creative work, artistic practice, oral history, writing, and embodied performance.
Story+ is offered through the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections, with support from the Duke University Libraries and Versatile Humanists at Duke.
Learn more about the teams on the FHI website as well as Instagram (which is taken over by the teams during Story+) at @DukeStoryPlus. Schedule updates will be posted on the FHI Duke Calendar and Facebook event pages.