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Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke

  • Transcending the Limits of Language

    Transcending the Limits of Language

    With a New Directions Fellowship, Laurent Dubois is taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history of the banjo.

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  • Thriving on Collaboration

    Thriving on Collaboration

    “I have felt at home here because Duke supports interdisciplinary work,” says graduate student Mary Caton Lingold.

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  • Finding Her Calling

    Finding Her Calling

    Michelle Khalid’s pathway began with one interdisciplinary program that led to others. “It was the best experience” she says. “It taught me so much about who I am.”

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  • Call for Proposals for Bass Connections

    Call for Proposals for Bass Connections

    All Duke faculty are invited to submit proposals for Bass Connections project teams through November 6. 

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Duke’s rich culture of interdisciplinary collaboration attracts exceptional faculty and students, adds a critical dimension to teaching and promotes study at the frontiers of research. Collaboration across disciplines, schools and institutes has given rise to innovations in undergraduate and graduate education, and in faculty research and recruitment. University-wide institutes, centers and initiatives—including Bass Connections—are incubating some of Duke’s most exciting research and teaching, and are fostering knowledge in service to society.

Today’s challenges demand new forms of expertise. Duke’s approach gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments and methods. Learn more >

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a broad team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more >

The interdisciplinary experience at Duke goes beyond the classroom and laboratory as faculty and students work to put knowledge in the service of society. Learn more >

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  • Kenan Institute Moral Purpose Award

    The Kenan Institute for Ethics’ essay contest asks students to reflect on their time at Duke. Learn more >

  • Power For All

    The Sanford School of Public Policy's forum will focus on improving energy availability to under-served rural areas. Learn more >

  • Nicholas Institute Anniversary Forum

    The Nicholas Institute will host a forum on October 22 about policy leadership in a time of rapid change. Learn more >

  • New Incubator Uses Behavioral Science

    Dan Ariely leads the incubator, which uses behavioral science to better determine what consumers want. Read more >

New Exhibit Honors Pauli Murray

The Franklin Humanities Institute partnered with The Scrap Exchange to create Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest, which will run until December.

Find out about interdisciplinary events going on around Duke's campus.