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What Should Graduate Training in the Humanities Look Like in the 21st Century?

What Should Graduate Training in the Humanities Look Like in the 21st Century?

In a new article published in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, Edward J. Balleisen and Maria LaMonaca Wisdom share insights from their experience reimagining doctoral training at Duke University. Balleisen is vice provost for interdisciplinary studies and professor of history and public policy, and Wisdom is director of graduate student advising and engagement in […]

FHI Seeks Proposals for Story+ Humanities Research Projects

FHI Seeks Proposals for Story+ Humanities Research Projects

Deadline: November 5, 2018 About the Program Story+ is a six-week summer program that immerses interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and staff in humanities research and public storytelling. Story+ promotes inquiry-based learning and vertically-integrated collaboration through projects that may be driven by archival research, oral history, textual analysis, visual analysis, cultural criticism, or other humanistic […]

Story+ Summer Program Seeks Proposals for Humanities Research Projects

Story+ Summer Program Seeks Proposals for Humanities Research Projects

Deadline: November 15, 2017 Story+ is a new six-week summer program in humanities research with a public component, piloted by the Franklin Humanities Institute in Summer 2017 in conjunction with Bass Connections and Versatile Humanists at Duke. In Story+, small teams of undergraduates collaborate on focused projects that contribute to the broader research, teaching, scholarly […]

Story+ Graduate Mentors Pass Down Knowledge, Build Their Futures

Story+ Graduate Mentors Pass Down Knowledge, Build Their Futures

After working together for weeks, English Ph.D. candidate Meghan O’Neil and her Story+ team of undergraduate students delivered a digital research guide and a set of digital exhibits to their client. The most valuable part of the experience for O’Neil, however, was the community she developed. “It’s all about creating dynamic learning communities and about […]

Eight Doctoral Students Receive Internships through Versatile Humanists

Eight Doctoral Students Receive Internships through Versatile Humanists

Eight Duke Ph.D. students have been selected for internships in Summer or Fall 2017 through Versatile Humanists at Duke (VH@Duke), an initiative to prepare Duke doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences for transformative roles in higher education and beyond. The VH@Duke internship program provides Ph.D. students with exposure to work experiences, organizations […]

Duke Is Part of a Movement to Reconfigure Humanities Doctoral Education

Duke Is Part of a Movement to Reconfigure Humanities Doctoral Education

Versatile Humanists at Duke is part of a much larger movement to reconfigure humanities doctoral education for the twenty-first century. Although VH@Duke focuses on approaches to doctoral training among our own Ph.D. students and faculty, the program aspires to be a national model for innovations in humanities graduate training. Across the United States, many humanists […]