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Precarity: Art and the Humanities

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Water Series

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute at the Nasher Museum of Art for this exhibition closing event on John Akomfrah's Precarity (on view until September 2)! RSVP at for our catering numbers.

The Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University presents an interdisciplinary panel of humanities faculty on Precarity, the three-channel video by acclaimed British filmmaker John Akomfrah. Precarity is about the life and myth of Charles "Buddy" Bolden, the New Orleans cornet player credited as the first jazz musician. Part documentary, part costume drama, part music video, Precarity addresses history, memory, mythology, cultural identity, health, race, and many other issues facing U.S. society today.

Roundtable panelists:

Laurent Dubois
Michael Hardt
Deborah Jenson
Shambhavi Kaul
Pedro Lasch
Mark Anthony Neal

Event schedule:

5 PM Optional screening of Precarity (45 mins)
5:45 PM Light Hors d'Oeuvres
6 PM Panel in Lecture Hall
7:15 PM Light Reception
8 PM Optional screening of Precarity (45 mins)
Cash Bar Open 5:30-8 PM

This event is part of the Franklin Humanities Institute's Water series.

Contact: Sarah Rogers