CDS Updates Regarding COVID-19

March 16, 2020

In accordance with Duke University's current policies and guidelines related to coronavirus / COVID-19, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) has canceled or postponed on-site classes and events until May 7, a deadline which may be extended. Our building is currently closed to everyone. CDS staff, faculty, and students are working, teaching, and learning remotely. Future updates will be posted to this page as soon as possible.

+ The 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has been canceled; more information on the Full Frame website at
+ Our current exhibition, ar·ti·facts: abortion stories and histories, is closed until at least May 7.
+ All on-site CDS Courses (continuing education) classes are canceled or postponed until at least May 7. Online courses will continue as scheduled. To see updates on individual classes, see All Courses and/or Timetable of Current Courses on the registration site at
+ All undergraduate courses at Duke University, including Documentary Studies courses at CDS, are being taught remotely.
+ All other events at CDS, e.g., artist talks, screenings, and more, have been canceled or posponed until at least May 7.

Email for general questions and for questions about continuing education classes.