CDS Updates Regarding COVID-19

The Center for Documentary Studies is operating in accordance with Duke University's current policies and guidelines related to coronavirus / COVID-19. See the Duke United website for general campus-wide news and information about the Fall 2020 semester. Our building is currently closed to everyone; beginning August 17, several undergraduate Documentary Studies courses will be held at CDS.

+ Beginning August 17, Fall 2020 undergraduate courses at Duke University, including Documentary Studies courses, will include some combination of in-person, online, and hybrid instruction. Students in CDS undergraduate classes should consult DukeHub and their instructors regarding their courses.

+ For the Fall 2020 semester, continuing education courses at CDS (CDS Courses) are being held online. Check the CDS Courses registration site and/or the Timetable of Current Courses, or email for more information.
+ Though the 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival was canceled, the 2020 festival official film selections were announced—more info and explore films.

+ The 2020 NEH-funded summer institute for teachers—"The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives"—was postponed until 2021. Updates will be posted to as soon as the 2021 summer institute dates are available. Applications will be reopened later this year. (Date to be determined by the NEH.) 

Email for general questions; Chris Sims at for undergraduate education questions; and for continuing education questions.