• Homecoming 2022

    Return to Duke for fall's biggest weekend: Sep. 30-Oct. 2

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Before the Printing Press

FLI: Policing Pages - Before the Printing Press

Sep 27 2022, 7:00pm EDT

Well before Gutenberg's innovation of 1436, books were banned, censored, and burned. Works such as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Dante’s Divine Comedy were deemed dangerous for the masses in the Middle Ages. Even earlier in Ancient Rome, Augustus banned the words of Cicero and Ovid’s Ars Amortoria was tossed out of public libraries. Owning copies of works thought to be politically problematic, religiously contentious, or socially unacceptable could land the reader in jail, exiled, or even burned at the stake.

Duke Homecoming 2022

Sep 30 2022, 9:00am EDT

Homecoming means cheering on the Blue Devils, catching up with old friends, and reliving great memories. But it’s so much more – a chance to reconnect with affinity groups and clubs, to explore Duke’s ever-changing campus and to feel the energy of thousands of alumni who return for fall’s biggest weekend. And we've missed you!

To give you a taste, here's what we're looking forward to at Homecoming 2022:

Discussing our Boundaries

FLI: Discourse for Democracy - Discussing our Boundaries

Oct 04 2022, 12:00pm EDT

What are fair and equitable ways for the nation to place limits on itself, its members, and outside actors? Managing immigration and our borders. Setting reasonable rules for firearms. Regulating technology in an even-handed way. Join us as we discuss the ways in which policymakers set boundaries to govern behavior and the potential outcomes of literal and figurative fences.

Moderator:

  • Abdullah Antepli, Associate Professor of the Practice, Divinity School

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The Bible

FLI: Policing Pages - The Bible

Oct 11 2022, 7:00pm EDT

Gutenberg himself made the Christian scriptures the major work of his new invention. Although widely acknowledged as the most published book in history, the content within it has met with centuries of criticism. In this session, we'll take a look at ways the Bible has been the target of censorship and prohibition from past to present.

Moderator:

  • Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Dean, Divinity School

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