Arts & Humanities

Arts & HumanitiesWhat does the Arts & Humanities DAE do?

The humanities disciplines use historical, philosophical, and artistic approaches to study the human condition. Humanistic knowledge plays a crucial part in the education of the individual and the betterment of society.

Humanities advising is available to all undergraduates, whether in Trinity College or Pratt School of Engineering, regardless of major or class year. Advising conversations with Dr. Odendahl-James will position you to dive deeper into your exploration of an arts or humanities discipline or pinpoint an area of humanities interest to accentuate your study of a different major or prehealth track.

Degree granting departments and programs: African & African American Studies; Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Arts of the Moving Image; Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Classical Studies; Cultural Anthropology; Dance; Documentary Studies; English; Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Germanic Languages & Literature; Global Cultural Studies/ Literature; History; Information Science+Studies; Jewish Studies; Latino Studies in the Global South; Latin American Studies; Medieval & Renaissance Studies; Music; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Romance Studies; Slavic & Eurasian Studies; Theater Studies.

Research and Creative Scholarship Programs of Note:
  • Bass Connections (particularly teams under Information, Society & Culture; Education & Human Development; and the OPEN theme)
  • Benenson Arts Award (competitive program available to all Duke students who are pursuing training, jobs and projects in the arts)
  • Humanities Unbounded Labs (currently running in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Anthology, Global Cultural Studies/ Literature, and History)
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Labs (housed at the Franklin Humanities Institute in Smith Warehouse)
  • Story+ (team-based, summer qualitative research opportunity with stipend)
  • StudioDuke (project based mentorship from Duke Alums in the arts, media & entertainment industries)
  • WIRED! Lab (project and team-based work focused on visual and material culture through critical engagement with digital technologies)
Jules Odendahl-James, Ph.D.
Jules Odendahl-James, Ph.D.
(919) 681-8707

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