Date: Monday, November 9, 2015 - 2:30 - 4:00
Cathy Davidson #fight4edu flier[1]

 

The University Worth Fighting For

#fight4edu

 

Monday, November 9, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Garage, Franklin Humanities Institute

Room C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse,

114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1RkQmBw

 

Monday, December 7, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Garage, Franklin Humanities Institute

Room C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse,

114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC

Distinguished Visiting Professor Cathy N. Davidson, co-founder of the Franklin Humanities Institute, will be returning to Duke to hold a series of face-to-face and live-streamed workshops on the theme, “The University Worth Fighting For.” The series links student-centered, open or peer pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, gender, equality, and social justice.

The full schedule for this series can be found at hastac.org/fight4edu. Each month, an online reading student-led discussion group will build to a livestreamed workshop. Some events will be hosted by the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center (City University of New York), some at Duke, and some with additional partners.

Davidson is bringing this international collaborative project back to Duke through HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, hastac.org), an open, voluntary, nonprofit network dedicated to “Changing the Way We Teach and Learn.” With a network of over 13,000 members, HASTAC is the world’s first and oldest academic social network.

 

Cathy N. Davidson

Cathy Davidson is a Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Duke University; and is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has published more than twenty books on the history of technology and culture, cognition, and other subjects. She is cofounder of HASTAC, was was appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities, is the first educator on the Mozilla Board of Directors, and the 2015 New American Colleges & University Boyer Award recipient for “significant contributions to American higher education”.  

Previously, Davidson had a long career as Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. She served as Duke’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost of Interdisciplinary Studies, working with faculty and students to design some seventy new cross-campus programs and technologies.

Presented by HASTAC@Duke and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University. 

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