A hub is an administrative center of HASTAC housed by a partner institution that has committed both to supporting the activities of the international HASTAC network, and serving as a locus for local institutional activities.

HASTAC’s central administration is divided between hubs located at Duke University and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

HASTAC@CUNY and the Futures Initiative

HASTAC@CUNY and the Futures Initiative advocate for greater equity and innovation in higher education at every level of the university. Housed at The Graduate Center and reaching throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) community, they empower the next generation of intellectual leaders with bold, public, and engaged teaching and learning.

With an emphasis on student-centered practices, the Futures Initiative redefines graduate preparation to include translation of specialized research into the best undergraduate teaching, including for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Futures Initiative also fosters greater understanding of the complexities of the higher education landscape by spearheading data-driven research in areas critical to institutional change.

In collaboration with many partners, the staff and graduate fellows at the Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY have hosted several events, offered its inaugural course "Mapping the Futures of Higher Education," and shared the students' final projects on the CUNY Maps of NYC.

To learn more about HASTAC@CUNY and the Futures Initiative, please see their annual report.


HASTAC@Duke and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge

HASTAC@Duke connects the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) with the larger HASTAC network and the HASTAC Scholars program, offering local events that are live streamed to HASTAC members, and distributing opportunities and events from the HASTAC network to our Duke community.

Launched in 2012, the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge provides an arena in which PhD and MFA students from a range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and art can engage in digital scholarship. PhD Lab Scholars come from all three Universities in the triangle area: Duke University, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Balancing the practical and conceptual, PhD Lab Scholars are encouraged to prototype projects and solicit peer feedback to enrich their digital research. 

The PhD Lab is supported by the Duke Graduate School, the Duke Provost’s Office, and the Mellon Humanities Writ Large initiative, along with the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. The FHI also serves as the Lab’s institutional home.