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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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Intellectual

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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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

In Gratitude: A Conversation with SNCC Veterans

In this contribution to our Gratitude Journal, Lou Brown remembers a powerful conversation with SNCC veterans held at the Forum in September 2016.…

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Welcome to version 3.0 of our website!

Developed in close collaboration with Kompleks Creative in downtown Durham, the latest iteration of our website updates our logo, streamlines our event calendar, and showcases our digital work and community projects.…

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Photography as Choreography

Born and raised in Laurinburg, NC, nationally acclaimed photographer McNair Evans bases much of his work in the rural South. Evans spoke with undergraduates about his career as a visual artist.…

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