Affiliated Centers

Center for French & Francophone Studies

The Center for French and Francophone Studies fosters interdisciplinary French studies across Duke's campus by drawing on the excellence of the Duke faculty and students. Designated an official Centre Pluridisciplinaire by the Cultural Services division of the French Embassy, the center is an umbrella, a catalyst, and an organizing force designed to consolidate and intensify intellectual energies across the campus and throughout the region. The Center sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of cross-disciplinary activities, including colloquia and workshops; visits by distinguished writers, scholars, journalists, theater troupes, and researchers; screenings of the best new French films; and virtual and actual intellectual collaborations and exchanges.

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Center for Global Studies and the Humanities

Through the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, faculty aim to investigate the role of the humanities in building the modern/colonial world, its place in imperial formations and imperial expansion. The analytic goals of the center focus on understanding the social and psychological roots of injustice, exploitation, and domination, while the prospective goals focus on knowledge-making that advocates emancipation and community building over development for accumulation and individual success.

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Center for International Studies

The Duke University Center for International Studies promotes internationalization across our campus and beyond. We accomplish this through curriculum innovation, instruction in new languages, expanding international holdings in the Duke Library, programs that explore global themes, bringing international visitors to Duke, travel support for graduate and undergraduate students’ research abroad, among other means.

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Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies oversees and coordinates graduate and undergraduate education in Latin American and Caribbean studies at Duke and promotes research and dissemination of knowledge about the region. Its activities encompass the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and the professional schools.

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Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The Duke Program in Medieval & Renaissance Studies is dedicated to bringing together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students at Duke and other campuses in the Triangle area to study the period from 500 to 1700 that definitively shaped Western, Western Asian, and New World cultures that we have inherited in the present. We sponsor academic programming that supports the understanding of this crucial past while at the same time questions the ways in which narratives and images of this past have been and continue to be used to shape present cultural conceptions and identities.

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Program in European Studies

The goal of the Program in European Studies is to create a framework of resources, courses and engagement around European scholarship.

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Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South

This program was established in 2009 to offer an undergraduate certificate program that allows students to focus latino/a community in the United States by combining courses from across the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. The Program encourages all students to take advantage of service learning courses as well as global education opportunities.

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