John Hope Franklin Center | Call for Proposals

The John Hope Franklin Center seeks collaborating partners for its Fall 2017 Wednesdays at the Center program.

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Program Description:

Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with an audience of students, faculty, staff, and community members.

The series is organized, hosted, and archived by the John Hope Franklin Center. Collaborating partners provide support with lunch and guest services. All events in the series are free and open to the public.


Each event in the series is one hour, running from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Speakers should prepare a 45-50 minute presentation and allow for an open forum conversation with the audience at the end of the talk.

Presentations are recorded and videos made available on Duke’s iTunes University catalog and the Franklin Center’s YouTube channel.


Proposals should be submitted below through the digital form. The deadline for submission is August 16, 2017 by 5:00pm. Questions can be directed to Catherine Angst (