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Exchange

Since 2013, the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke has hosted over 300 conversations, performances, and workshops and has welcomed more than 500 guest speakers from around the world.

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Practicing Public

Scholarship

Through faculty engagement, deep community partnerships, and international collaborations, we provide leading examples of new ways to connect scholars and publics locally and globally.

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In Support of

Knowledge

We are people weavers. We explore new ways of bringing scholars into dialogue with community experts, artists and performers, writers, educators, and others whose work and ideas change conversations.

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About the Forum at Duke

Promoting public scholarship

The Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke advocates for the vitality of community expertise and scholarly knowledge, both within and outside of the walls of the university. We organize programs and public events on and off campus, curate dynamic digital spaces for sharing research and commentary, host working groups and residencies, and engage with faculty, fellows, and community partners interested in exploring new ways to connect scholars and publics locally and globally.

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Global Stories, Local Issues: Storytelling Through Music

Read and listen as Charlie Keziah journeys through the history of bluegrass not with a pen or keyboard, but with his guitar and a pick…

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Global Stories, Local Issues: The Cash Register

A cash register as old as this one usually comes with a good story. This particular object tells a story of possibility and nostalgia, but it also pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a business owner in …

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A Comic Book About Haiti

As 2020 unfolded, we watched as more and more people became aware of the centrality of the Haitian Revolution not only to the history of slavery in the U.S., but to global history. Teaching Haiti’s revolution is more important than …

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