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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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News & Updates

Global Stories, Local Issues: Beading a Belt

Through beading, Scarlett Guy attempts to understand the relationship between her cultural identity and craft practices as a Tsalagi, and how that relationship relates to broader Native American/Indigenous crafter experience.…

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Global Stories, Local Issues: Maybelline Ephemera

Listen as Sophia Ramirez traces the history behind a tube of Maybelline eye shadow that once belonged to her great-aunt Isabelle…

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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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