We develop partnerships focused on digital media, oral histories, community activism, exhibitions, and event series.
Laurent Dubois, the Forum’s director, worked with Haitian artist Rocky Cotard and translator Jacques Pierre to produce a comic book about the Haitian Revolution for use in K-12 and college classrooms.
“The Revolution That Gave Birth to Haiti,” in English and in Haitian Creole translation, is now available to read online, to download as a PDF, and for purchase in print format.
The Forum for Scholars and Publics, in collaboration with the Power Plant Gallery and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State University, was excited to help bring Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South to North Carolina.
The Power Plant Gallery and the Forum at Duke organized and presented a full slate of events in dialogue with the exhibition.
In November 2017, Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted The Unknown Soldier, the groundbreaking photography exhibit created by award-winning photographer David Jay.
The concurrent In/Visible Wounds Speaker Series engaged with the photographs and explored the expressions, effects, and meanings of military service.