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Spring 2018 Highlights

May 16, 2018

  Thank you to the panelists, partners, community members, and Duke faculty, staff, and students who made Spring 2018 a success at FSP! Over the summer, check our online calendar to find out what we have cooking for the Fall (we'll be... more

Listening for Surrealist Ethnography | Eugene Chadbourne's Dreamory

May 1, 2018

On November 17, 2017, Jay Hammond and the Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted a reading and performance by Eugene Chadbourne and friends. Chadbourne kicked off the event by reading passages from his tome Dreamory and was joined on stage by... more

Duke Performances | Black Atlantic

March 22, 2018

The music of the Black Atlantic is our global soundtrack.

How Jonathan Demme Walked the Walk in Haiti - a reflection by Laura Wagner

May 5, 2017

Our colleague Laura Wagner recently published this reflection on Jonathan Demme's passion for Haiti and his friendship with the founder of Radio Haïti-Inter, Jean Dominique. Radio Haiti Lives was one of the first projects of the FSP, and the... more

The Possibility of a Public

April 7, 2017

On March 3, 2017, the Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted a conversation between Corey Robin and Jed Purdy about the purpose and promise of public intellectuals in the United States today. In this guest post, scholar/activist Peter Pihos reflects... more

Generous Listening

December 19, 2016

“You know how you’re not supposed to be thinking while the other person is talking, right?

A Musical Passage Across Time and Place

August 4, 2016

In Musical Passage: Voyage to 1688 Jamaica, historian Laurent Dubois, composer David K. Garner, and literary scholar Mary Caton Lingold tell the story of a travel document and provide recordings that interpret the fascinating music unexpectedly ... more

Forces of Change against Forces of Death: The Jean Rabel Massacre in the Radio Haiti Archives

July 22, 2016

In this blog entry, guest author Laura Wagner draws on documents and recordings from the Radio Haiti Archive to guide us through the tragic story of the Jean Rabel Massacre in northwest Haiti which began on July 23, 1987. Wagner, a scholar of... more

Crossing Borders: Experience, Scholarship, and Art

April 17, 2016

On March 30, 2016, the Forum for Scholars and Publics was privileged to host a discussion about the Dominican Republic and Haiti, featuring Évelyne Trouillot, Edward Paulino, and Samantha Galarza, and moderated by Duke doctoral student Nehanda... more


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