Bass Connections brings together Duke faculty and students to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.


Maurizio Forte and his Bass Connections team employed drones and other high-tech tools to discover an Etruscan well connected with a complex network of tunnels.

Indrani Saha

Headed to her dream graduate program in September, Indrani Saha reflected on her four years at Duke and the continuing impact of Bass Connections.

The U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum explores international climate change negotiations and climate policy under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


Sep 14

Through keynotes, panels, interactive workshops and performances, the conference will engage with four central areas of concern: arts, humanities and healing; access and voice; health and its environments; and unsettling or resettling the human.

Sep 22
Sidney Chalhoub, Harvard University

A discussion with the chair of the Latin American Studies Association fact-finding delegation to Brazil on the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff; followed by reception and music by Caique Vidal and Batuque.

Oct 11
Cathy N. Davidson

In her latest book, educational innovator Cathy N. Davidson (Duke's former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies) argues that the American university is stuck in the past and shows how we can revolutionize it to prepare students for our age of constant change.