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July 13, 2017

TransAtlantic Masters Program Info Session at the EU Delegation

The TransAtlantic Masters Program will host an information session and reception at the EU Delegation to the U.S. in Washington D.C. This event will bring TAM students, graduates and administrators together to provide information about TAM offerings. If you are thinking about applying to TAM, this gathering is for you! Refreshments will be served. Mark your calendars now and, as space is limited, please RSVP here by July 6.

Start: July 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
End: July 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Delegation of the EU to the US
Address:
2175 K Street
Washington, DC 20037 United States

October 4, 2017

Brett Wilson, ‘Subduing the Saints: State Control Over Sufi Lodges in Late Ottoman and Modern Turkey’

This is a lecture by Brett Wilson of the Central European University. Increasing state control over religious institutions has played a pivotal role in modernization projects in Turkey dating back to the early nineteenth century. In 1925, the Turkish state abolished Sufi orders (mystical brotherhoods) and shuttered their lodges in what was, for the 1920s, among the most radical interventions by a state in the everyday practice of Islam. This act marked the culmination of a century religious reforms in…

Start: October 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Venue: Duke University, West Duke 101, Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
Address:
Durham, NC 27708 United States

October 7, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Short Film Community Series

This community screening of several short films will begin with a reception followed by the film screenings. The films shown this evening include: Intersection (U.S., 2017). A road trip forces a young woman and her two friends to examine their identities and place in the American South. Night Shift (U.S., 2017). Ollie Jeffries is an on-again, off-again actor. His long-time gig as a bathroom attendant on this one night, forces Ollie to face a reality he’s not yet ready to embrace. Where…

Start: October 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Ngozi Design Collective
Phone: 919.972.8550
Address:
321 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States

October 12, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James’ (UK, Trinidad & Tobago, 2015)

This evening’s community film screening as part of the Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films will take place at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C. The film shown this evening will be a full length documentary, Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James. This film is an historical tour-de-force exploring the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born C.L.R. James, an uncompromising twentieth-century revolutionary and author of The Black Jacobins, the seminal work on…

Start: October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Phone: 919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

October 18, 2017

‘The US, Iran and the Nuclear Issue: Sanctions Versus Diplomacy,’ Panel Discussion

Join Trita Parsi, Omid Safi and Bruce Jentleson as they discuss the U.S., Iran and the nuclear issue: sanctions versus diplomacy. This event is free and open to the public. Parsi’s newest book Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy will be available for purchase and signing. This event is sponsored by DISC, UNC Persian Studies, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. This…

Start: October 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
End: October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Duke University, Perkins Hall, Room 217
Address:
Durham, NC United States

October 20, 2017

Bomba Dance Community Workshop

Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops. The team of three New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.  Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques of Bomba dance, engages participants on the roles of percussion instrumentation and how these are developed in concert with the dance movements and more. The…

Start: October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
End: October 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Phone: 919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

October 21, 2017

Bomba Dance Community Workshop

Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops. The team of three New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.  Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques of Bomba dance, engages participants on the roles of percussion instrumentation and how these are developed in concert with the dance movements and more. The…

Start: October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: RENA Community Center
Phone: 919.918.2822
Address:
101 Edgar Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Bomba Community Dance Workshop

Join the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for a community dance workshop with Redobles de Cultura. RSVP to reserve your spot by emailing the Stone Center. For more information, please visit the Stone Center website or their Facebook page. This workshop is open to the public.

Start: October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: RENA Community Center
Phone: 919.918.2822
Address:
101 Edgar Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 26, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta’ (Senegal, 2016)

This evening’s community screening will take place at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C. The featured film is Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta (Senegal, 2016). In this full length documentary, historian and scientist Cheikh Anta Diop argued that ancient Egyptians were black through linguistics and carbon dating. He was also a fervent Pan Africanist who called for the United States of Africa. With original music score by pianist Randy Weston, this beautifully presented portrait is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated…

Start: October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Phone: 919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

‘Yasak/Banned: Print Media and Cultural Spaces from Abdulhamit to Erdogan,’ Conference

The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with a Vernissage of the related Duke libraries exhibit, Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from late Ottoman and Republican Turkey. At 6:30 p.m., Edhem Eldem, a professor of history at Bogaziçi University, will present a keynote entitled, “Sultan Abdülhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State?” in the Bostock Library Holsti-Anderson Room. On Friday, Nov. 3 there will be three conference panels in the Holsti-Anderson Room with local and guest experts. The conference will conclude…

Start: November 2, 2017
End: November 3, 2017
Venue: Duke University
Address:
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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