Duke University

Thursday, January 4, 2018: 1:50 PM
Marriott Ballroom, Salon 2 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Edward Balleisen, Duke University
Ashton Merck, Duke University
Duke offers numerous avenues for graduate students in History to take part in collaborative, interdisciplinary research – humanities labs, year-long interdisciplinary research teams through the Bass Connections program, which brings together faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates to address complex societal problems, and a new summer program, Story+ in which graduate mentor small teams of undergraduates on applied research projects.

Merck will give an overview of her engagement with an interdisciplinary team that researched the problem of Animal Waste Management in concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, and a Story+ team, Swindlers and Suckers in American History.