News & Events

The Right to Remain Private: Challenges to Protecting Health Information in Historical Research

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30pm 
Perkins Library, Room 217

Join us for a roundtable discussion on how the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts research conducted in libraries and archives. Scholars and researchers encounter issues with accessing information when researching 20th century materials containing sensitive health information. Archivists grapple with how to collect and describe sensitive health information. This roundtable discussion will discuss the legal and ethical implications of HIPAA and how to move forward in a scholarly community.

Panelists include Cynthia Greenlee, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center, Penn State; Phoebe Evans Letocha, Collections Management Archivist of the Alan Mason Chesney Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Laura Micham, Merle Hoffman Director of the Sallie Bingham Center; Stephen Novak, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Columbia University’s Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library; and Kevin Smith, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke University Libraries. 

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture and History of Medicine Collections, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Past Events

Women at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
The Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library, First Floor
More details and R.S.V.P. on our meetup page.

Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Bring your laptop if you can, and create an account in advance. You can also participate from anywhere in the world! Co-sponsored with Duke University Archives and the Duke Women's Center. 

Additional editathons in Durham and Chapel Hill are listed online

Envisioning the Future of the Sallie Bingham Center

Remarks from the Bingham Center's 25th anniversary celebration held in March 2014 are available on a new website. The Bingham Center hosted an evening with author, playwright, teacher, and feminist activist, Sallie Bingham (pictured left), who reflected on 25 years of documenting women’s history at Duke and offer her vision for the Center’s next 25 years, and Rachel Seidman, Associate Director, Southern Oral History Program, at UNC-Chapel Hill and visiting lecturer in Women’s Studies at Duke University, who gave her perspective on Bingham Center contributions to preservation, teaching, and activism. Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs, and Robert L. Byrd, Associate University Librarian for Collections and User Services, gave introductory remarks. Read more