Duke humanities faculty affirm their importance in an era of interdisciplinarity
In 2006, Duke University made an emphatic statement about the central role of the humanities in tackling the world's largest and most complex social issues.
It adopted interdisciplinarity as a centerpiece of its new strategic plan. New ideas for cross-discipline collaboration quickly sprouted. The digital humanities blossomed. A collection of new "humanities labs" took root.
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Studying Language, Culture Alongside Global Health
April 30, 2013
This semester, Duke students examined how language and culture impact health beliefs and behaviors in French and Spanish-speaking countries around the world. As part of the half-credit course, Voices in Global Health, students explored the links between culture, language and health through case studies, personal narratives, documentaries and interviews recorded in the foreign language.
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The Elephant in the Room: Machine Translation in Language Learning at Duke University
"The (mis)use of the Internet by students to buy term papers or plagiarize others’ writing is a major concern in Higher Education today. In the foreign language classroom, when it comes to the use of the Internet, the “elephant in the room” is the students’ use of websites like Google Translate or apps such as iTranslate to complete their work. This semester, four lecturers in Romance Studies released their findings on the use of these kinds of translation tools by Duke students."
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Antonio Gramsci in the World
Romance Studies Conference
Beginning at noon on Friday, April 19th and going through 5:30pm on Saturday, April 20th, various scholars from different areas of the world will come together to give lectures and facilitate discussions about Antonio Gramsci, well-known Italian writer, politician, and Marxist philosopher. All events will be held in Friedl 115 on East campus.
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An experimental forum, brief, and – in keeping with our colleague’s mode of thinking—combative. It will introduce several topics generated by her abiding engagement with debates over world literature. With the Department’s work in French/Francophone, Italian, Spanish/Latin American, as well as other traditions, Romance Studies offers the initial framework. And discussion is open to all those interested in thinking collectively about the functions of fiction, once upon a time, as now.
Kafka – the subject of her last book, is the topic first up.
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‘Old’ Worlds, ‘New’ Worlds, Future Worlds
Romance Studies Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, March 22
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Room 217, Perkins Library
Undergraduate students studying in the Department of Romance Studies present original research on topics from a wide range of areas and perspectives. Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies, the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary & International Studies, and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
Sunday, May 12
12:00 PM, Von der Heyden Pavilion, Perkins Library
Please join us in celebrating our graduates of the class of 2013!