Story+ Research Symposium 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Students from the Story+ summer research program will present their projects. You can read more about our teams on the FHI website and via our Instagram – which is ‘taken over’ by the teams during Story+ – at @DukeStoryPlus. Story+ is offered through the FHI and Bass Connections, with support from the Duke University Libraries and Versatile Humanists at Duke. Schedule updates will be posted on our Duke Calendar event and our Facebook event pages.


11:30 am: Light lunch served

12:00 pm: Opening Remarks

12:10-12:35 pm: Social Lives of Print Culture

Pirating Texts: From Robinson Crusoe to Cast Away, Tracking the Myth of Crusoe From Slave Trade Propaganda to Children’s Animation

“After 33 y'rs of hackling at it”: The Echoes of Walt Whitman’s Entrepreneurial Publishing in Digital Content Creation

12:35-12:45 pm: Q&A 

12:50-1:25 pm: Who Tells Your Story?

23 and We: Stories of Race in Genetic Ancestry Testing Advertisements

Photographic Life of Harriet: Tubman’s Life in Pictures

#MyVoiceMyBody: Minoritized Bodies in the Pulpit at Duke Chapel

1:25-1:40 pm: Q&A

10 Minute Break

1:50-2:25 pm: Archives in Action

Consuming Women, Liberating Women: Women and Advertising in the Mid 20th Century

Teaching Duke History

Stained University: From Duke's Entanglement with the Tobacco Industry to a Smoke-Free Campus

2:25-2:40 pm: Q&A 

2:45-3:10 pm: Origin Stories: Landscapes & Elegies

The Other Side of Hungry River: Mental Illness Mapped Through Songs

Beyond Despair: Narrating the Environment through the Humanities

3:10-3:20 pm: Q&A

3:30 Closing Remarks and Celebratory Dessert Reception


Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, Franklin Humanities Institute