Information Science + Studies

Our mission is to study and create new information technologies and to analyze their impact on art, culture, science, commerce, society, policy, and the environment.

Information Science + Studies at Duke began in 2001 as part of a University effort to consider the ways in which the digital revolution is transforming teaching and learning and society at large. ISS helps students fill the gap between current academic training and the increasing demand in all professions for a broad understanding of the legal, social, philosophical, computational, and aesthetic issues concerning information technology and other related innovations. The program's integrated curriculum combines topics and practices including information management; photonics and visualization; multimedia design; issues of security, privacy, and property; and the history of science and technology.

Latest News

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Spring 2018 Courses

In Spring 2018 the ISS program will be offering the following courses:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
NEH Grant: VR/AR for Digital Humanities

NEH funds Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities at Duke

Friday, April 14, 2017
Fall Courses in ISS!

This Fall we have some exciting courses coming up in Information Science + Studies and related topics from cross-lists. Check out the possibilities! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Humanities GIS/Digital Mapping Events Coming Up

Attention all Mappers! Join us for two special events on Thursday, March 30, 2017 and Friday, March 31, 2017 to explore concepts in humanities mapping and work with geographical...