How do we tell compelling stories about complex historical, cultural and social realities? What goes into creating great stories that stay with the audience, and even change minds? Story+ is a six-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling.
Undergraduates work in small teams with graduate student mentors, in a collaborative and creative research environment. Each project has a sponsor. Students learn to conduct qualitative, humanities-based research (e.g., archival research, narrative analysis, visual analysis, ethnography) and to communicate their research through effective storytelling techniques. Final projects may take the form of writing, websites, exhibits, short films or other genres, depending on the project’s goals.
Story+ is offered through the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections, with support from Duke Libraries. It is open to:
- All undergraduates, except graduating seniors
- All graduate students, with preference given to doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.
Story+ takes place during Summer Session 1. Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $3,150 participation. Graduate students can receive a stipend or travel support of $2,650.
In 2022, the program will run from May 11 through June 24. The application deadline is February 20, but applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so students should apply as soon as possible. See details and apply.
Story+ 2022 Projects
- Art as Relation and Repair Across Disabled Ecologies and Histories
- Biocultural Sustainability in Madagascar
- Collecting Oral Histories of Environmental Racism and Injustice in the American South
- Curating and Integrating New Visual and Sonic Experiences
- From Stephen to C.B.: Tobacco, Race & Duke Men’s Basketball
- Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Vox: Latinx at Duke
- Our Day Out: A Story of Queer Resistance and Leadership in Durham
- Race, Racism and the History of Duke Sports
- The Sound of Monuments and Protest
- Unearthing Duke Forest
- Visualizing Philosophers’ Networks with Project Vox