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  • September 11, 2014 - Gender, War, and Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2014/08/27 09:47:56

    The workshop centers on ideologies and practices of humanitarianism as they emerged and developed in the wake of nineteenth and twentieth-century nationalism and the wars it spawned. It will address the specific nature of twentieth-century humanitarianism in relation to both the character of war in this period and the rise of internationalist politics at elite and grassroots levels. It will explore how gender both shaped and was shaped by humanitarian politics, for example in relation to the influence of (trans)national feminist movements on the establishment of human rights and norms. It will also examine redefinitions of masculinity and femininity in international efforts to secure peace, and critically assess the use and abuse of gendered humanitarian ideals in legitimizing war and international military interventions. No registration necessary. For more information see: gwc.web.unc.edu and the below program overview. [PDF]

  • North Carolina Public Radio "State of Things"
    Carla Ivey, 2010/06/09 10:01:59

    On June 9 Margaret Humphreys spoke with Frank Stacio on WUNC's radio program, The State of Things, about her book, Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War. They discussed the high mortality rates suffered by black soldiers during the war, much higher than the comparable experience of white soldiers. While much of the mortality was due to the health conditions that these men brought into the war (75% of them came directly out of slavery), much more was caused by identifiable actions of the Union command. Humphreys recognizes the importance of self and community advocacy among troops and their families as a counterbalance to the (sometimes) indifference of government leaders.

  • Haitian Declaration of Independence Found
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2010/04/01 16:30:55

    On a recent research trip to London, our own graduate student, Julia Gaffield made history when she found a government issued printed copy of the Haitian Declaration of Independence - this is believed to be the only known printed copy.


    Read All About It:


    ??Duke Today


    Herald Sun


    Duke Chronicle


    Duke News


    Charlotte Observer


    News and Observer


  • May 22, 2010 - Panel Examines Turning Points in NC African American History
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2010/05/07 11:03:44

    Three leading scholars and authors, Dr. Timothy B. Tyson, Dr. Reginald F. Hildebrand and Dr. Blair LM Kelley, will discuss and answer questions about key turning points in North Carolina's African American history -- the Civil War, the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot and the roots of civil rights. This free program on Saturday, May 22 is part of the larger "Celebrate North Carolina" initiative of First Gentleman Bob Eaves (www.celebrate.nc.gov).

    The panel is in conjunction with opening day of the major exhibit "Behind the Veneer: Thomas Day, Master Cabinetmaker" at the N.C. Museum of History and will be chaired by Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow, Deputy Secretary, N.C. Office of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources.

    Details about the panel discussion follow.

    Celebrate North Carolina: Turning Points 10-11:15 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. coffee and doughnuts will be available.

    Dr. Tyson will address the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, Dr. Hildebrand will discuss the impact of the Civil War on African Americans in North Carolina and Dr. Kelley will focus on the Civil Rights movement.

    Information about each panelist is below.

    Dr. Timothy B. Tyson,Senior Research Scholar, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and Visiting Professor of American Christianity and Southern Culture, Duke Divinity School. Tyson is the author of Blood Done Sign My Name, which was recently released as a motion Dr. Reginald F. Hildebrand, Associate Professor, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Times Were Strange and Stirring: Methodist Preachers and the Crisis of Emancipation. He is chair of the advisory board for the Institute of African American Research at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Dr. Blair LM Kelley, Associate Professor, Department of History, N.C State University. Kelley's recent book Right to Ride (UNC Press, 2010) examines the earliest struggles against Jim Crow laws across the South, when ordinary men and women risked lynching and race riots to contest the segregation laws that divided trains and streetcars by race.

    For more information about the N.C. Museum of History, call (919) 807-7900 or access www.ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook®. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St, across from the State Capitol. Parking is available in the lot across Wilmington Street.

    The N.C. Museum of History’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The department’s Web site is www.ncculture.com

  • Anne Firor Scott Award Winners
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2010/03/26 14:32:25

    Congratulations to the 2010 Anne Firor Scott Award Winners:

    Lindsey Andrews, "Gender and Race in Treatment: On the History and Aesthetics of American Psychiatric Treatment."

    Andrew Byers, "Southern, French, and German Women and The U.S. Army."

    Katherine Rose Filler, "Black Sash: Crossing Race, Gender, and Class Divisions through White Women's Unlikely Protest Against Apartheid."

  • October 02, 2009 - Military History Seminar Program
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2010/03/23 08:40:54

    Friday, April 16, 2010, 4 - 6 pm

    Robert Brigham (Vassar College)
    Rethinking Pacification in Vietnam

  • March 15, 2010 - Spring 2010 History Colloquium
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2010/04/01 08:55:04

    Tuesday Apr 13 - Carr 229 at 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Professor Katherine Mellen Charron (NCSU Department of History) "Septima Clark and Women in the Civil Rights Movement"

    For more information contact Anna Krylova at krylova@duke.edu

  • March 12, 2010 - Anne Firor Scott Research Awards - Deadline March 12
    Carla Ivey, for grad, 2010/02/24 14:50:46

    Anne Firor Scott Research Awards are available for graduate students working on any aspect of women's history. The application deadline is March 12. For more information and/or an application contact Carla Rusnak at carla.rusnak@duke.edu.  

  • January 14, 2010 - The Walltown Neighborhood History Project
    Carla Ivey, 2009/12/03 15:43:04

    The Walltown Neighborhood History Project seeks 3 Duke undergraduates (Class of 2011-2013) for its summer 2010 DukeEngage: Durham service project.

    Students will work with History department and ISIS faculty to create and teach a summer workshop for Durham middle-school students around the twin themes of computer technology and Durham history, particularly the history of the Walltown neighborhood which lies north of East Campus.

    The workshop will help middle-school students master core technology skills while they build an interactive historic map of their neighborhood using GIS technologies. Duke students with interests in southern history, African American history, urban history, history of medicine and interests in new media are strongly encouraged to apply. Technology experience welcome but not required.

    Applications for the DukeEngage:Durham program are due on January 14, 2010. For more details about the Walltown Neighborhood History Project contact Professor Abel at tabel@duke.edu.


  • Fall 2009 History Colloquium Schedule
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/10/29 08:27:31

    Monday November 16
    Reeve Huston "The Crisis in Popular Sovereignty in the United States, 1816 to 1825"

    The colloquium will be in 229 Carr at 12:00 noon

  • Evolving Theories of Civilization
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/11/03 12:12:46

    Professor Sucheta Mazumdar urges students to look beyond familiar notions of nations and civilizations. See: Duke Today

  • November 06, 2009 - Friday, November 6 - Annual SHA Meeting Reception - Downtown Louisville
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/10/14 14:18:19

    The History Departments of The University Of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Duke University Cordially Invite You To Attend A Reception At the Annual Meeting of the SHA
    Friday, November 6, 2009 5:00 P.M. -- 7:00 P.M.

  • Littleton-Griswold Prize for 2010 of the AHA
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/10/22 11:00:32

    Laura Edwards has just been awarded the Littleton-Griswold Prize for 2010 of the AHA for her new book, "The People and their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South."

    Established in 1985, this prize is offered annually for the best book in any subject on the history of American law and society. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit are considered.

  • October 22, 2009 - Faculty Bookwatch: Thavolia Glymph's Out of the House of Bondage - Rare Book Room - 4:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/10/08 14:32:00

    FACULTY BOOKWATCH panel discussion on
    The Transformation of the Plantation Household 

    THAVOLIA GLYMPH Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and History, Duke University

    Thursday, October 22, 2009
    4:30 PM Rare Book Room, Perkins Library
    Duke University Book sale & Reception to Follow

    Panelists Ira Berlin Distinguished University Professor,
    Department of History, University of Maryland

    William A. Darity Arts & Sciences Professor of Public Policy / Professor of African & African American Studies and Economics, Duke University

    Barbara Fields Professor of History, Columbia University

    Peter Wood Professor Emeritus of History, Duke University 
    Thavolia Glymph

    ABOUT THE FEATURED BOOK & AUTHOR Out of the House of Bondage (Cambridge University Press, 2008) views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved. Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds light on the political importance of ostensible private struggles, and on the political agendas at work in framing the domestic as private and household relations as personal. Out of the House of Bondage is co-winner of the 2009 Taft Labor History Prize and a finalist for the 2009 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.

    Thavolia Glymph is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and History at Duke University. In addition to Out of the House of Bondage, Professor Glymph is the author of several essays on slavery, emancipation and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, economic history, and southern women. She is co-editor of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1861, ser. 1, vol. 1;
    The Documentary of History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 3; The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: The Lower South and Essays on the Postbellum Southern Economy.

  • October 21, 2009 - October 21 - John Brewer - East Duke Parlors 4:00 - 5:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/10/14 14:14:23

    Distinguished historian John Brewer will speak on Closeness and Distance:  Loyalist Affection and Radical Benevolence in the Age of the French Revolution.  

    This lecture sponsored by the Department of History, Center for French and Francophone Studies, and Women's Studies, and it is free and open to the public. 

    Professor Brewer is the Eli and Edye Broad Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of History and Literature at California Institute of Technology.  His influential books include The birth of a Consumer Society, Early Modern Conceptions of Property, Sinews of Power:  War, Money, and the English State 1688-1783, and The Pleasures of the Imagination:   English Culture in the Eighteenth Century.  Brewer will be signing copies of his most recent publication, The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money, at the Nasher Museum of Art on Thursday, October 22nd, starting at 5:30; reception to follow.

  • October 16, 2009 - Friday, October 16 David Hackett Fischer Noon Room 229 Carr
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/10/14 14:10:30

    A Third Way Forward for History Today: Braided Narratives, Webs of Choice, Vernacular Ideas, and Other Mediating Strategies.

    Lunch will be provided.

  • October 12, 2009 - *CANCELED* October 12, 2009 - Book Reception - 226 Carr Faculty Lounge
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/10/12 11:41:12

    The reception to celebrate the publication of Sucheta Mazumdar, Vasant Kaiwar and Thierry Labica eds, "From Orientalism to Postcolonialism: Asia, Europe and the Lineages of Difference" has been canceled.

  • October 02, 2009 - October 2-3, 2009 - 2009 Latin American Labor History Conference - 229 Carr Bldg
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/09/18 16:21:25

    In First Person: Biography and History in Latin America

    Please join us for the upcoming Latin American Labor History Conference, with a thematic emphasis on biography.

    If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Freije vanessa.freije@duke.edu

    Friday, October 2

    Welcome 4:30

    Panel I: : 5:00-7:00

    Enver Casimir (UNC Chapel Hill): Kid Chocolate: The Athlete as National Hero and Sport as Nationalized Labor in Republican Cuba

    Gabriela Cano (El Colegio de México): Estereotipos de género en la escritura de la biografía de Elena Arizmendi

    David Sartorius (Maryland) and Micol Seigel (Indiana), comments

    7:00-9:00 Dinner

    Saturday, October 3:

    9:00 Breakfast

    9:30-11:30 Panel II:

    Ivonne Wallace Fuentes (Roanoke College): Woman with a Gun: Magda Portal and APRA, 1931-1935

    Jocelyn Olcott (Duke): Truthiness and Consequences: Biography, Concha Michel, and Telling Tales out of School

    Daniel James (Indiana) and Susan Besse (City College of New York), comments

    11:30-1:00 Lunch

    1:00 -3:00 Panel III:

    Mary Kay Vaughan (Maryland): El patriarca de los espectáculos/La madre de las calles: Los padres de Pepe y

    Chucho Zuñiga

    Taylor Jardno: (Georgetown): "Impossible Biography:" The Multiple Lives, Deaths and Resurrections of Héctor Germán Oesterheld and his Eternauta(s)

    Anne Rubenstein (York) and Pamela Voekel (Georgia), comments

    3:00 -3:30 Coffee Break

    3:30-5:30 Panel IV:

    Francie Chassen-Lopez (Kentucky): A Tehuana and "Her" Traje: Fashion, Modernity, and Ethnicity in Porfirian Mexico

    John D. French (Duke) How the Not-So-Powerless Prevail: Industrial Labor Market Demand and the Contours of Militancy in Mid-Twentieth Century São Paulo, Brazil

    Jürgen Buchenau (UNC Charlotte) and Tom Rogers (UNC Charlotte), comments

    5:30-6:30 Informal Rountable

    7:30 Dinner

    Funding provided by:

    Dean’s Office of Roanoke College Duke University Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Committee

    Duke University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Duke University History Department

  • September 17, 2009 - September 17 - REGSS Colloquium - Noon - Erwin Mill Bldg, Room A103
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/09/18 16:13:29

    Adriane Lentz-Smith, Ph.D., Department of History

    Freedom Struggles: African Americans, World War I, and Civil Rights

    Clashing with white American soldiers in the ports and villages of wartime France, African Americans fought their own "War for Democracy." In this talk, she will discuss how fighting in a Jim Crow army on foreign soil spurred black soldiers to rework their notions of nation and belonging, empire and diaspora, manhood and citizenship. This changing political consciousness spurred a dogged political activism in soldiers and civilians alike. World War I mobilized a generation and laid the groundwork for the movement that emerged in World War II.

    Lunch will be served at noon.

  • September 10-11, 2009 - International Approaches to Historical Studies
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/08/25 10:45:24

    The second annual symposium of the Duke-Durham University Exchange will convene over lunch on Thursday, September 10 and conclude in the late afternoon of Friday, September 11, 2009.

    Faculty and graduate students from the Department of History at Durham University in Durham, England will be discussing their ongoing research on topics ranging from war and peace in early medieval Europe, New Deal policy towards native Americans in the Depression era United States , and post Civil War reconstruction in the late twentieth century Sudan.

    Funding for this event is being generously provided by Durham University's International Office and Department of History and by the Deans of International Affairs and Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, and the Trent Foundation at Duke.


    Ph.D. students:
    Tom Allbeson,
    A Vision of Britain: Memory and Photography in Discourses of Post-war Urban Reconstruction (Post 1945 UK)t.j.allbeson@durham.ac.uk

    Leona Skelton, Attitudes towards Public Hygiene in Northern English Towns and Scottish Burghs, c.1560-1700 (early modern Britain; urban history)

    Will Berridge, ‘Hit and go on hitting’: Political Policing and Decolonisation in the North (Sudan)

    Charlie Rozier, Henry of Huntingdon and the Vision of History in his Prologue to the Historia Anglorum (Classical and Christian influences on historical imagination in medieval England)c.c.rozier@durham.ac.uk

    Cherry Leonardi,
    Buckets of blood: Sacrifices of war and economies of peace in Southern Sudan (Sudan)

    Gabriella Treglia, Testing the ‘Safety Zone’ thesis: a reassessment of government attitudes to Native American cultures during the Indian New Deal, 1933-1945 (The US government and Native American people)

    Jo Fox, The Strange Case of Rudolf Hess: Modelling British and German Responses to the Flight of the Deputy Führer, 1941 (Film history; Nazi Germany; The history of propaganda in the twentieth century AND Director of Undergraduate Studies)

    Paul Stephenson, Nicholas the Monk, former Soldier (middle Byzantine political and cultural history; the history and historiography of the Balkans AND Director of Postgraduate Studies) paulstephenson@mac.com

    Lawrence Black, The politics of Whitehouse… or… there was something about Mary (Modern British political and cultural history; Political culture - identities, practice and social movements since 1955; Politics of consumerism, the arts, 'culture', creative economy, TV, affluence and postmaterialism)

  • September 6 - Harry Potter's World - Durham County Library - 3pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/09/09 08:33:32

    Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

    Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. The exhibition tour is coordinated by the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago.

    The Duke Medical Center Library has partnered with the Durham County Library to bring this exhibit to our area.

    The exhibit and the following related events will take place at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC.

    Lecture: Things Most Strange and Wondrous: Medicine in the Renaissance Dr. Thomas Robisheaux, Department of History, Duke University, Sunday, September 6 at 3:00 pm.

    Exhibit: Strange & Wonderful Things from the Trent Collection. This small exhibit of related materials is from the Trent Collection, Duke Medical Center Library.

    For more details, please visit http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/harry_potters_world.php


  • October 01, 2009 - Graduate Certificate in Anthropology and History is now available
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/09/04 11:55:08

    The Graduate Certificate in Anthropology and History program will launch in fall 2009 with 24 affiliated faculty.

    For more information, see www.duke.edu/~wmr/anthandhist.htm


  • July 30, 2009 - For These Students, Durham Is Their Classroom
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/08/25 10:37:13

    Work outside the classroom provides hands-on opportunities for learning.

    History Professor Susan Thorne's seminar on the history of Durham's past and present will engage students exploring issues that range across ethics, race, human rights and class.

    Read more about it here.

    Carla Ivey, 2009/05/28 09:18:09

    1st MAJORS

    Cage Brewer
    Catherine Daniel
    Alden Denegre
    David Graham
    Jessica Hatch
    Peter Henle
    Frank Holleman, IV
    Marc Murinson
    Katherine O'Neil
    Keith Orgel
    Javier Peral
    Alyssa Reichardt
    Gillet Rosenblith
    Robert Shapiro
    Angela Silak
    Ryan Thornton

     2nd MAJORS

    Corina Apostol
    Tyler Evans
    Owen Gehrett
    Julie Matthews
    Anayansi Rodriguez
    Rian Sutton


    Timothy Britton
    Jamie Grischkan
    Andrew Keaton
    Katherine Mikush
    Amy Streitwiewser

  • Outer Banks History Center to Help Use of Collection
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/07/21 12:19:05

    Lots of researchers turn to the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) in Manteo for information on lighthouses, shipwrecks or even pirates. Thanks to a $40,327 grant awarded to the center from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, that task could prove more productive. The grant will support work of a full-time archivist who will arrange and describe some of the collections for the center's "Reaching New Audiences" program.

    The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library whose collections document the social, economic, and ecological history of the Outer Banks and surrounding areas. Subjects include maritime history, commerce, local and regional history, African American, American Indian, European and Elizabethan history, the Civil War, outdoor theater, and much more.

    "This project will make finding aids available for most of the collections we have received in the last few years," explains Curator Kaeli Spiers. "The finding aids will have background information on the organization or individual and on the collection's size and format with a detailed inventory."

    Finding aids will be available at the OBHC and online. The aids indicate the number of boxes of minutes, letters or other materials in the collection. Work on the project should begin Aug. 1.

    For additional information, call (252) 473-2655. The Outer Banks History Center, within the Office of Archives and History, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency dedicated to the promotion and protection of North Carolina's arts, history and culture. It is now podcasting 24/7 with information about the Department of Cultural Resources, all available at www.ncculture.com <http://www.ncculture.com/>

  • North Carolina Public Radio "State of Things"
    Carla Ivey, 2010/06/09 09:59:00

    Interview with Frank Stacio February 2009 about the roles of religion, gender and fearful imagination play in "The Last Witch of Langenburg" and in our society. [more]

    Featured Member: Thomas Robisheaux of History

  • April 20, 2009 Fox Lecture 4pm Room 105 West Duke Building
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/04/21 16:10:23

    Department of History
    Department of Philosophy
    Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine

    Present a Lecture by
    Professor, History of Science, Oxford University, Emeritus

    "Science, Church, and State in France From the Second Empire to the Popular Front"

    Monday, April 20, 2009 - 4:00 pm Room 105, West Duke Bldg. Reception to Follow

  • October 26, 2008 - Duke/UNC Jewish Studies Seminar
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/03/31 11:18:01

    April 19, 2009
    Motti Inbari, Brandeis University
    "Religious Zionism and the Temple Mount Dilemma."

    Seminar is on Sunday at The Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University at 3:00 pm.

  • November 16, 2008 - Intellectual History Seminar Program
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/03/31 11:18:56

    April 12, 2009
    Amir Minsky (University of Pennsylvania): Revolution, Urban Experience, and the Making of Modernity in Early Nineteenth-Century German Cities

    Seminar is on Sunday at the National Humanities Center at 7:00 pm.

  • April 09, 2009 - April 9 - 11 - International Symposium Presentations
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/04/01 12:21:20

    The North Carolina Center for South Asian Studies will host an international symposium on the controversial Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain on Duke Campus, April 9th-11th, 2009.


    Susan Bean, “On Exhibition: The Art of M. F. Husain.”
    Akeel Bilgrami, “How to Argue for Free Speech and Secularism.” Veena Das, “The Unbearable Figure of Love”
    David Gilmartin and Barbara Metcalf, “The Public, the Law and M. F. Husain”
    Tapati Guha-Thakurta, “Fault-lines in a National Edifice: Debating the Rights and Offences of Contemporary Indian Art.”
    Kajri Jain, “Taking and Making Offence: Husain and the Politics of Desecration.”
    Ananya Jahanara Kabir, “Secret Histories of Indian Modernism: M. F. Husain as Indian Muslim Artist.”
    Geeta Kapur, “Drawing the Line: The Exile of Maqbool Fida Husain.”
    Bruce Lawrence,“Decoding MF Husain as a Muslim Painter.” Ram Rahman, “Defending Husain in the public sphere: The Sahmat experience”
    Sumathi Ramaswamy, "Mapping 'India' after Husain."
    Patricia Uberoi, “The ‘Bliss’ of Madhuri: Husain and his ‘Muse’.” Karin Zitzewitz, “‘I am an Indian and a painter that is all:’ Intention and the Secular Subject in India.”

    For further details, contact Sumathi Ramaswamy at sr76@duke.edu  and visit conference website at: http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/csas/husainconference2009.php


  • April 06, 2009 - April 6, 2009 - Margaret Humphreys - SSRI/PARISS Monday Seminar Series
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/04/01 12:26:55

    SSRI/PARISS Monday Seminar Series
    April 6, 2009
    Erwin Mill Building, Room A103 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    All are welcome. Fresh hors d'oeuvres will be served.

    Margaret Humphreys, MD PhD, Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine, Duke University, to speak on "Broadcasting Evil: Propaganda and Prisoners of War in the Election of 1864"

    In the fall of 1864 the United States Sanitary Commission (a Red Cross-like agency formed during the early years of the Civil War) published a book comparing prisoner of war camps in the Union and the Confederacy. Although the USSC had been quite critical of the U.S. government's treatment of POWs in prior years, and in general of how the Union handled wounded and sick soldiers, in this volume the authors conceal knowledge about deadly conditions in northern camps while excoriating the south for deliberately starving and otherwise abusing Union prisoners. This talk will explore the stormy political climate of 1864 and the role that the conditions of POWs played within political rhetoric. It will ask: What led an organization usually known for its honesty and defense of humanity to an act of such overt and public deceit?

  • April 02, 2009 - April 2, 2009 - Laurent Dubois - NC Museum of History 7:00 pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/03/31 11:11:55

    "The Banjo: A Cultural History"

    Laurent Dubois will share the storied history of the banjo, an instrument whose development was marked by wide cultural encounters from Africa to the Caribbean and North America, contributing to an incredibly rich variety of musical traditions.

    This talk is a part of the Perspectives on History lecture series, sponsored by the National Humanities Center and the North Carolina Museum of History. To learn more about this series, visit the Center's Web site or the North Carolina Museum of History.

    To register, call the NC Museum of History Associates at 919-807-7853.

  • October 01, 2008 - 2008-09 History Colloquiums
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2009/03/16 09:37:48

    March 23 - Claudia Koonz, Professor of History

    The Muslim Headscarf in France: A Word, A Thing, and an Image.

    11:30 in 229 Carr Bldg

  • January 21, 2009 - Checkout the Most Exciting Courses on Campus: Spring 2009 History Courses
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/12/09 15:22:48

    View the highlights at http://www-history.aas.duke.edu/news/sp09courses.php

  • January 09, 2009 - January 9, 2008 - Writing Atlantic History: A Workshop - 12-2 Room 229 Carr
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/12/22 15:16:50

    Jean Hébrard teaches History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and will be visiting Duke in January as part of an exchange with the Ecole. With Rebecca Scott, he is writing a book entitled Freedom Papers (under contract with Harvard University Press), tracing the history of a family from Africa and Haiti to Louisiana, Cuba, France and Belgium. In this workshop, Jean will share several choice documents about the family, and discuss the challenges and possibilities of combining the approaches of micro-history and Atlantic history.

    Facilitated by Peter Wood and Laurent Dubois

    Lunch will be provided.

  • January 03, 2009 - Saturday, January 3, 2009 AHA Joint Reception 5:30-7:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/12/09 11:28:44

    The History Departments at Duke and UNC will hold a joint reception at the AHA meeting in New York City, Hilton Hotel, Second floor, Beekman Parlor from 5:30 to 7:30 on Saturday, January 3, 2009.

  • November 2008 - A President for All Americans
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/11/13 11:33:35

    Dr. John Hope Franklin discussed the election of Barack Obama



  • December 05, 2008 - Friday, December 5 - Second Latin American & Caribbean Graduate Student Workshop - 3:00 - 5:30 Room 229 Carr
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/11/24 16:04:43

    Discussing the following advance-circulated papers by two Duke ABDs:

    Alejandro Velasco (Gallatin School-New York University), "'A Weapon as Powerful as the Vote': Urban Protest and Electoral Politics in Venezuela, 1978-1983"

    Bryan Pitts (Duke), "The Audacity to Strong-Arm the Generals: Paulo Maluf and the 1978 Sao Paulo Gubernatorial Contest"

    There is no oral presentation of the papers given that they are circulated in advance (the papers will be available on 28 November, six days in advance of the meeting; please rsvp).

    It begins with each of the two presenters offering a reading and comment on the other paper

    It then move from one grad student to next for their comments with the attending faculty joining in once we reach general discussion.

    It will be followed by a reception and party (details forthcoming)

    NOTE: Please RSVP to jdfrench@duke.edu to confirm your participation.

    The event is funded by the History Department Colloquium and Speakers Committee and is open to all interested faculty and grad students in all fields. All students in residence are expected to attend and several of our ABDs in the field, including Kristin and Katharine, promise to put in their two cents as well.

  • October 17, 2008 - Triangle Legal History Seminar
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/11/13 11:29:47

    Friday, December 5, 2008 - National Humanities Center
    Mary Beth Basile, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    UNC - Chapel Hill
    " 'I Was Given a So-Called Hearing': The Treatment of Italians during World War II and the Constitution's Promise of Civilian Control"

    All seminars are 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • September 19, 2008 - Triangle Seminar on the History of the Military, War, and Society
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/10/30 10:59:29

    Friday, November 21, 2008
    John Lynn
    University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
    "Gauging Women's Participation in Early Modern European Armies: Demostrable Certainties, Reasonable Inferences, and Sheer Speculations"

    The seminar begins at 4:15 and is in Room 229 Carr Building. 
    Refreshments will be served afterwards.
    Pre-circulated papers are available a week in advance at fbruehoe@email.unc.edu
    For more information see the website: www.unc.edu/mhss/.
    Co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies

  • November 07, 2008 - November 7, 2008 - Freedom Fighters: Regime Change and U.S. Foreign Policy - East Duke 204B
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/10/30 11:10:14

    Keynote Presentation: 9:30-11:00
    Greg Grandin (NYU): Empire's Workshop: The New Deal to the New Right, Latin America to Iraq

    Session one (11:15-1:15): U.S. in the Middle East
    Salim Yaqub (UCSB): "Openings and Closings: The United States and the Arab World in the 1970s."
    Commentator: miriam cooke (Duke, Lit & AMES)

    Session two (2:30-4:30: Plan Colombia
    Diana Marcela Roja (Universidad Nacional de Colombia): "Transforming Interventions: US Policy in Colombia, 1998-2008." Commentator: Robin Kirk (Duke, DHRC)

    Closing discussion: 4:45-5:30

    Reception to follow.

    Refreshments and lunch with be provided.

    Sponsored by: Duke University History Department, Marxism & Society, Trent Foundation, and Arts & Science Faculty Research Council

    For more information, contact: Jocelyn Olcott, (olcott@duke.edu)

  • October 10, 2008 - Duke/UNC Southern Historical Association Reception
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/09/29 12:53:53

    Friday, October 10, 2008
    Sheraton Hotel, Maurepas Room
    New Orleans

  • April 25, 2008 - Friday, April 25 - Triangle Legal History Seminar - National Humanities Center - 4:00-6:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/02/06 10:14:33

    Professor Thomas Robisheaux will present, "Corpus Delicti: A Seventeenth-Century German University Debates Witchcraft, Poisioning and the Law."

  • March 31, 2008 - 2007-08 History Colloquium - Anna Krylova - 229 Carr - 12:00 Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/03/26 09:28:32

    Professor Krylova will be talking about her new book, which is near completion, "Women in Combat: Writing Shared History of Violence of the Eastern Front, 1930-1980s."

    The colloquium will be in 229 Carr at 12:00 noon and lunch will be served.  This talk is open to all faculty, graduate students, and visitors.

  • March 27, 2008 - March 27-29 - FNI International Conference
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/03/26 09:42:29

    Enduring Loss in Early Modern Germany
    5th FNI International Conference
    Duke University, March 27-29, 2008

    How do societies cope with loss - recurrent and devastating losses in all spheres of everyday life? The 5th FNI conference March 27-29 explores how the experience of loss -- political, material, economic, bodily, spiritual, and intellectual -- shapes societies and cultures in an unstable and changing world. It goes without saying that loss was and still is the crucible of making modern societies and cultures. This interdisciplinary conference explores how the part of Europe that contributed so much to the making of modern politics, culture and religious life -- German-speaking Central Europe -- came to terms creatively with recurrent and devastating losses.

    Colleagues from all disciplines are invited to attend sessions of the conference. Approximately 80 speakers -- about 30 of them from Europe -- will present papers. Among the highlights are plenary addresses by several highly regarded scholars, including:

    Hans Medick (History, Göttingen), "Ways of Viewing Catastrophe: The Experience and Memory of the Thirty Years War"

    Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Art History, University of Texas, Austin), "Did Dürer Die? Artistic Loss and Dilemmas of Cultural Identity"

    Jill Bepler (History and Literature, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel), "Enduring Loss: Memorializaing Women"

    Christopher Ocker (Theology, San Francisco Theological Seminary), "Spiritual Loss in the German Religious Controversy"

    Mary Lindemann (History of Medicine, University of Miami), "The Defects of Flesh: Loss, Imperfection, Ambiguity."

    The conference opening reception is Thursday, March 27th, at 5:30 in the Rare Book Room. Sessions run in Von Canon Hall A-C Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th. For a full program and registration information go to the FNI website: http://fni.ucr.edu.

    The conference is free to Duke faculty and students. For additional information contact Tom Robisheaux, FNI Executive Secretary, trobish@duke.edu. Graduate students should contact James Stutler regarding special participation opportunities.

  • March 27, 2008 - March 27 - Jacques Revel Lecture - Room 240 Franklin Center - 5:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/03/25 16:43:19

    Jacques Revel is a directeur d'etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, where he also served as the school's president from 1995 to 2004.
    In addition, he is the Global Distinguished Professor of History and the Institute of French Studies at New York University. He is known for his significant contributions to the Annales school and also, more recently, for the promotion of microhistory, Revel's work focuses on social history, cultural forms and practices, and the Ancient Regime.
    In 2006, he published Un Parcours Critique (Galaade Editions). He is currently at work at on a project that examines the link between religious practices, political and philosophical critiques of religion, and historical thought.

    LECTURE: Thursday, March 27

    5:30 pm (refreshments begin at 5:00 pm)

    Room 240, John Hope Franklin Center

    Free parking available after 4pm at the Pickens Clinic lot across the street

    "BROWN BAG" LUNCH DISCUSSION: Friday, March 28

    11:00 am—1:00 pm

    Faculty Commons, West Union Building, Upper Level

    Lunch provided, please RSVP to ham5@duke.edu by March 24

    A selection of Professor Revel's articles and a bibliography are available on Blackboard

    (search "Jacques Revel" in course search box)

    These events are free and open to the public

    For more information, please email Heather Mallory at ham5@duke.edu

  • February 25, 2008 - Monday, February 25 History Colloquium 5 - 229 Carr Bldg - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/02/21 12:00:11

    The speaker will be Kathryn Burns, Associate Professor of colonial Latin American history at UNC, who will be introducing her current research project. The title is, "Making Colonial Archives: Cuzco, Peru."

    Lunch will be provided.

  • February 15, 2008 - Friday, February 15 - Research Triangle Seminar in History of the Military, War, and Society - 229 Carr 4-6pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/02/05 15:15:57

    Jennifer Siegel (Ohio State University) Money, Peace and Power: Loans to Russia and the (Un)Making of the Triple Entent

    Refreshments will be served.
    Free Parking is available in the lot behind Carr.
    A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at

    Imperial Russia was the foremost international debtor country in pre-World War I Europe. To finance the modernization of industry, the construction of public works projects, railroad construction, and the development and adventures of the military-industrial complex, Russia's ministers of finance, municipal leaders, and nascent manufacturing class turned, time and time again in the late imperial period, to foreign capital. This talk will examine the history of British and French public and private bank loans to Russia in the late imperial and early Soviet periods, focusing on the ways that non-governmental and sometimes transnational actors were able to influence both British and French foreign policy and Russian foreign and domestic policy. There are three main themes that will be addressed: the role of individual financiers and policy makers; the importance of foreign capital in late imperial Russian policy; and the particular role of British capital and financial investment in the construction and strengthening of the Anglo-Russo-French entente. Most significantly, this talk will look beyond the realm of high politics and state-centered decision making in the formation of foreign policy, offering insights into the forms and functions of diplomatic alliances.

    Jennifer Siegel is Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University. She received her B.A. and her Ph.D. from Yale University, the latter in 1998. She specializes in modern European diplomatic and military history, with a focus on the British and Russian Empires. She is the author of Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (I.B. Tauris, 2002), which won the 2003 AAASS Barbara Jelavich Prize. She has published articles on intelligence history, and co-edited Intelligence and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (Praeger, 2005). Her current research projects include an exploration of British and French private and government bank loans to Russia in the late imperial period up to the Genoa Conference of 1922, tentatively entitled "For Peace and Money."

  • February 08, 2008 - Friday, February 8 - Triangle Legal History Seminar - National Humanities Center - 4:00-6:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/02/05 15:11:25

    Kelly Kennington will present on a chapter from her dissertation entitled "Good Reasons to Fear": Slaves' Experiences in Freedom Suits."

    Anyone wishing to receive the reading should contact Sandi Payne Greene at payne@email.unc.edu

    This chapter is part of her larger dissertation project, which examines slaves' suits for freedom in St. Louis. This chapter looks at slaves' experiences in the freedom suits to ask why, in the face of numerous dangers and obstacles, they chose to trust the law to free them. Suing for freedom could be a life or death decision, but despite the risks involved, slaves had faith in the courts to set them free and they believed that white slaveholders would abide by the court's decisions in these cases.

  • January 23, 2008 - January 23, 2008 - Humanities in Medicine Lecture Series - Duke North Room 2002 - 12:00 - 1:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2008/01/16 10:50:20

    Margaret Humphreys, Josiah C. Trent Professor in the History of Medicine, will be giving the lecture, "Diabetes Among Union Army Veterans: A Lesson for Our Time," at Duke North Room 2002

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus is among the fastest growing chronic disease conditions in the U.S., especially among African-Americans. This study looks at the status of diabetes a century ago, using a dataset of Civil War veterans, and reveals a very different disease pattern than exists today, raising intriguing questions about the evolution of this important disease.

    Lunch provided at noon.

    Talk begins at 12:15.


  • January 22, 2008 - January 22,2008 - Methodologies on US Studies: A Conversation- 225 Science Bldg - 11:30-1:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/12/14 08:30:02

    The Institute for Critical U.S. Studies invites you to take part in the second event in a yearlong series, "Methodologies on U.S. Studies: A Conversation," which engages scholars from different disciplines in discussions of how various methodologies address like-minded projects on the United States.

    This Conversation will engage Maurice Wallace, Associate Professor of English and African and African American Studies and Adriane Lentz-Smith, Assistant Professor of History in a discussion entitled "On Being Objects of Knowledge: Historicizing Black Men and their Masculinities"

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 11:30 to 1:00 -Room 225 Science Building (a.k.a. Old Art Museum) on East Campus.
    A light lunch will be served.

    Please contact Caroline Light at clight@duke.edu or 668-1945 if you have any questions about this event or the 07-08 "Conversations" series.
    Please visit the ICUSS website for details about other events in the series: http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/icuss/

  • January 05, 2008 - January 5, 2008 - DUKE/UNC AHA Reception - Washington, DC
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/12/10 10:02:15

    The History Departments of Duke University and The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill cordially invite you to attend a reception at the annual meeting of the AHA in The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Saturday, January 5, 2008 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Washington Room 3

  • October 12, 2007 - Friday, December 14 - Triangle Legal History Seminar - National Humanities Center - 4:00-6:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/12/06 16:14:53

    The Triangle Legal History Seminar will meet for its final meeting of the fall semester to discuss John French and Kristin Wintersteen's paper, “Crafting an International Legal Regime for Worker Rights: From Seattle to Versailles and Back.”

    Anyone wishing to read the paper should contact Sandi Payne Greene at payne@email.unc.edu.

    The Schedule for Spring is also now set:

    Jan. 18 - Michael Gerhardt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    "The Constitutional Legacy of the Forgotten Presidents"

    Feb. 8 - Kelly Kennington, Duke University - "Freedom Suits in Antebellum St. Louis"

    March 21-  Michael Sherry, Northwestern University (Jointly Sponsored with the Triangle Military History Seminar) - "Go Directly to Jail: The Punitive Turn in American Life"

    April 25-  Thomas Robisheaux, Duke University - "Corpus Delicti: A Seventeenth-Century German University Debates Witchcraft, Poisoning and the Law"

    The Convenors

    Edward Balleisen
    Adrienne Davis
    Eric Muller

  • December 13, 2007 - THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/12/13 10:35:43

    Alex Keyssar, Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, will be giving a talk to the Duke History Department on December 13th, at noon, in Carr 229.

    Keyssar, the leading historian of the right to vote in America, will address the question, "Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? A History."

  • December 11, 2007 - December 11, 2007 - DUKE/UNC COLLABORATIVE SPEAKER SERIES
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/11/21 08:59:15

    Trent History of Medicine Society will host this meeting featuring Professor Peter English, MD, PhD, History and Pediatrics, speaking on, "A History of Childhood Obesity in the United States."

    A buffet supper at 5:30 followed by the presentation will be held at the History of Medicine Collections - Duke University Medical Library, Room 102.

    For more information please contact:
    Suzanne Porter (Duke) 660-1143
    Daniel Smith (UNC) 966-1776

  • September 06, 2007 - Fall 2007 Economic History Seminar
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/27 08:25:00

    September 6
    4:40 - 6:00, Duke, 113 Social Sciences Building
    Peter Lindert (UC Davis)
    "The curious Dawn of American Public Schools"

    September 27
    4:40 - 6:00, Duke, 113 Social Sciences Building
    Francesca Trivellato (Yale)
    "Merchants' Letters and the Legal, Social, and Discursive Sources of Business Cooperation"

    October 18
    4:40 - 6:00, Duke, 113 Social Sciences Building
    Jim Boughton (IMF)
    "The Macroeconomics of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997: Lessons for Crisis Management."

    November 29
    4:30 - 6:00, Duke, 113 Social Sciences Building
    Joachim Voth (MIT & Pompeu Fabra)
    "Lending to the borrower from hell: Sovereign debt and sustainability in the age of Philip II"

  • November 26, 2007 - Monday, November 26 - 2007-08 History Colloquium 3 - Room 229 NOON
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/11/21 09:04:06

    Dirk Bonker, Assistant Professor of History, will be the speaker at the third 2007-08 History Colloquium on Monday, November 26 at noon in Room 229 Carr Building.

    The title of his presentation is, "On the Road to Unlimited Warfare? Navalist Approaches to War in Germany and the United States before World War I."

  • November 18, 2007 - November 18, 2007 - North Carolina German Studies Seminar - NC Hillel - 6pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/11/08 12:37:43

    Tom Robisheaux presents "Living with Witches"

    Tom Robisheaux's talk on witch hunts in the early modern period will be a peek into his forthcoming book on one of Germany's last witches.

    On Shrove Tuesday, 1672, a young new mother from a small village near the town of Langenburg suddenly took ill and died. Her death triggered the final set of events in the territory that led to the trial of Anna Schmieg, the miller's wife, for poisoning and witchcraft. Using the technique of microhistory Tom Robisheaux explores the life of Anna Schmieg and the perplexing problem of witchcraft as witch trials declined in Europe. What can her life and the Langenburg witch scare tell us about living with presumed witches and witchcraft when detecting witches had become difficult and problematic? At the end of one of Europe's last witch hunts, in an age when caution and some skepticism were taking hold in law, medicine and theology, Anna Elisabeth Schmieg was one of the last of the "classic" witches in Europe. The talk explores the new perspectives on witchcraft that microhistory can provide.

    Thomas Robisheaux, Associate Professor of History, is an historian of early modern Europe. After taking an interest in German and social history, he earned a B.A. at Duke in 1974. At the University of Virginia those interests formed the foundation of his dissertation research on rural society in the German Southwest in the early modern era. Based on that work his first book, Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany, appeared with Cambridge University Press in 1989. After two years on the faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, he joined Duke's Department of History in 1983. Other works include: Lost Worlds: How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life (trans.), and a number of articles on society, culture, medicine and the law during the early modern period. His most recent book, The Miller's Wife: Sorcery and Witchcraft in a German Village (W.W. Norton fall 2008) tells the story of one the last witches in Europe. Using microhistory, he proposes a new way to understand witchcraft and the vexing problem of the decline of Europe's witch trials long before the belief in witchcraft weakened.

    The Seminar will begin with a catered dinner and drinks.
    Please be sure to register with Ms. Tracy Carhart (tracy.carhart@duke.edu)  in a timely fashion.

  • November 09, 2007 - Nov.9 - Research Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society - 229 Carr - 4 pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/11/08 12:57:28

    David Bell (Johns Hopkins University)
    The Culture of War in the Age of Revolutions

    The talk is an overview of some of the main themes of his new book on "The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare As We Know It." It proposes a new argument for understanding the shift between the aristocratic culture of limited warfare that prevailed in Europe in the eighteenth century, and the culture of unrestrained war that succeeded it after the start of the French Revolution. This shift was not primarily due to the rise of nationalism or to new ideological splits, but was a consequence of new modes of thought about war that arose with the Enlightenment.

  • November 01, 2007 - November 1 & 2, 2007 - Anne Scott Lecture and Medieval History Conference
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/27 08:23:51

    Thursday, November 1, 2007
    5 pm - Anne Scott Lecture - Nasher Museum
    "The Grooming of the Devil: From Incubus Lover to Demonic Husband"
    Dyan Elliott, Northwestern University, speaker Reception follows.

    Friday, November 2, 2007
    3pm - Medieval History Conference 
    Nelson Music Room (2nd floor)

    "New Directions in Medieval Historiography"

     Gabrielle Spiegel, The Johns Hopkins University, speaker


      "Christianity and the Hole in the Wall That Wasn't There"

        Rachel Fulton, The University of Chicago, speaker

    4:30-4:35     BREAK

    4:45-5:30     Round Table

    5:30-6:00     General Questions

    6:00-7:00     Reception - East Duke Parlors (1st floor)

  • October 31, 2007 - Wednesday, Oct. 31 - A View From The Forest - 7:30 -9:00 Richard White Auditorium
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/10/22 10:05:04

    Resister Faye Schulman's Memories of the Holocaust

    Faye will talk about how she joined the resistance movement, share her memories of the Holocaust, and show photographs from her years on the front lines.

    Free and open to the public.

  • October 11, 2007 - Visit of Romila Thapar
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/28 10:33:51

    Dr Romila Thapar, Emerita Professor of Ancient Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, will visit the Franklin Humanities Center for four weeks this fall.

    She will give two public lectures, topics to be announced:

    4:30 Thursday, 11 October, in 240 Franklin Ctr
    4:30 Wednesday, October 31, in 240 Franklin Ctr.

    Professor Thapar will also give a four-week-long seminar for faculty and graduate students entitled "Elements of a Historical Tradition in Selected Early Indian Texts." The seminar will entail outside readings. The seminar will meet on Wed., Oct. 10, and on Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, from 6-8 pm, in 240 Franklin Ctr.

    Those interested signing up for the seminar should contact Christina Chia christina.chia@duke.edu.


  • October 27, 2007 - The Historian in the World A Conversation with John Hope Franklin and Romila Thapar
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/10/16 16:23:40

    Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:00 PM
    Goodson Chapel, Westbrook Building, Duke Divinity School
    Duke University
    Free and Open to the Public
    Reception to Follow

    Two world-renowned scholars reflect on the role of the historian in their respective societies and their own involvements in national and local debates around historical truth, political identity, and social reform.

    Moderated by Srinivas Aravamudan, Director, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and Professor of English,

    Presented by the Franklin Humanities Institute, the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary & International Studies, and the Department of History

  • October 26, 2007 - October 26-27, 2007 Neither Model Nor Muse: Women and Artistic Expression
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/10/01 10:29:19

    Highlights of the program include:
    Common Woman Chorus: A Choral Celebration of Women & Creativity
    Performing songs from the Sallie Bingham Center's collections
    Friday, October 26, 7pm reception in East Duke Parlors, 8pm performance in Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building

    Interactive workshops and panels on documentary film and photography, hip hop, art and activism, 18th and 19th century domestic arts, gender performance, and book arts; plus artist demonstrations and student performances
    Saturday, October 27, 8:30am-3:30pm; Perkins Library

    Choreo Collective and Carolina Wren Press present Couplets
    A collaborative performance of poetry and dance, followed by a closing reception Saturday, October 27, 4pm; Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center

    Four exhibits on women in the arts, featuring materials from archival collections and student-created art; on display in Perkins Library, October 22 through December 31, 2007

    All events are free and open to the public.

    For program details and to register online, visit http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/bingham/art-symposium


  • October 23, 2007 - October 23 - Breedlove Room - Noon - A lecture by Gary Wilder
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/10/26 13:10:50

    Emancipating Futures Past: Aime Cesaire, Strategic Utopia, and the Political Untimely

    In his talk, Wilder will outline his reading of  Negritude as a 
    critical theory and then discuss Aime Cesaire's postwar projects
    for decolonization without national independence.
    On Monday, October 22 from 4:30-6:30 in 305 Languages, there 
    will also be an informal discussion with Gary Wilder about his
    The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and
    Colonial Humanism between the Two World Wars (
    of Chicago Press, 2005).
    All students and Faculty are welcome.
    For more information contact Laurent Dubois 

  • October 19, 2007 - History of the Military, War, and Society
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/10/10 16:20:11

    Friday, October 19, 2007 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    History Department, Hamilton Hall, Room 569, North
    Jacqueline Whitt (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    For God and Country: Chaplains and Religious Practice in the United States Army in Vietnam

    Chaplains have served with military forces for millennia, and with American armed forces since the early colonial period, yet their roles in and interpretations of war have received scant attention from military historians and historians of American religion. However, chaplains serve as a primary location for understanding the complex intersections between American religious practice and the American military because they work and live at the intersections of these two institutions and culture. During the Vietnam War, these two cultures and institutions appeared to collide. American religious groups of all stripes publicly denounced the Vietnam War or the practice of it, and the armed services experienced military defeat and cultural turmoil. In the midst of intense protest and cultural upheaval, chaplains remained in the middle. This paper explores some of the intersections and conflicts between God and Country, as experienced by chaplains who served during US intervention in Vietnam.



    Jacqueline Whitt is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is studying American military history with Dr. Richard H. Kohn. She graduated with honors from Hollins University (Roanoke, VA) in 2003 with degrees in History and International Studies. She received her Master's Degree in History from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005. Her dissertation is titled, "A Crisis of Faith: Chaplains, Vietnam, and Religion in the American Military," and focuses on the intersections of military and religious culture in the United States.


    The seminar starts at 4:00 pm.

    Refreshments will be served afterwards.
    A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at dirk.bonker@duke.edu.



  • September 17, 2007 - Duke University Mellon-Sawyer Seminar
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/21 16:10:39

    In an era characterized by the frenetic movement of people, goods, and capital within nation-states and across national borders, questions of public health, environmental crisis, and human well-being have become more urgent than ever.

    This year’s Sawyer Seminar, Portents and Dilemmas: Health and Environment in China and India, will examine how two of the world’s fastest growing economies are now at the center of debates on global health and the environment. This seminar will bring together scholars and activists working in China, India, and elsewhere to discuss, debate, and map how cultural and political struggles have long been, and continue to be, linked to the question of how to study, define, and care for diverse human populations and the environments they inhabit.

    Our first event of the year will take place on Thursday, Sept 6 at 12 noon in Room 240, Franklin Center. Please join us for an informal lunch seminar discussion with Shenyu Belsky of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Jennifer Holdaway of the Social Science Research Council who will speak on their ambitious programs built around environmental and public health in China. For further information, please contact Rob Sikorski at r.sikorski@duke.edu.

    Forthcoming Events:

    Monday, Sept. 17. Professor Michael Goldman, “Getting Bangalorized: Excitement and Dispossession in the Making of Asia’s Newest ‘World City.’ Science Building (East Campus), Room 204. 1:30-3:00 pm.

    Tuesday, Oct. 2. Walden Bello, Professor, activist, and Director of Focus on the Global South. Time and Place to be announced.

    Portents and Dilemmas is convened by Professors Ralph Litzinger (Cultural Anthropology) and Dominic Sachsenmaier (History).

    Portents and Dilemmas is devoted to the memory of Duke History Professor John Richards.

  • September 27, 2007 - Thursday, September 27 - Founder's Day Convocation - Duke Chapel - 4pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/27 09:24:15

    Duke University will honor outstanding students, faculty, employees and alumni at its annual Founders' Day Convocation in Duke Chapel at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Honorees at the service, which is open to the public, include distinguished alumni Peter M. and Ginny L. Nicholas and John A. Koskinen and longtime Duke development head John J. Piva.

  • September 23, 2007 - September 23 - Documentary Screening - Richard White Hall 8:00 pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/21 16:09:24

    Special Event: Documentary screening with filmmaker Christian Delage*

    *Nuremberg* (Nuremberg: Les nazis face à leurs crimes) (dir. Christian Delage, 2006, 90 min, France, in English, German, Russian, French with English subtitles/narrated in English by Christopher Plummer, B/W, DVD)

    Director Christian Delage’s documentary, Nuremberg, reconstructs the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany, using rare footage from the National Archives (including newsreels shot by John Ford). The film, narrated by Christopher Plummer, also includes contemporary interviews with survivors and former prosecutors.

    Introduced by Prof. Claudia Koonz, Dept. of History (Duke University)

    Followed by a Q&A with director Christian Delage

  • September 17, 2007 - Monday, September 17, 2007 -History Colloquium 2007-08 - 229 Carr Bldg - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/18 09:56:29

    Bruce Mazlish

    will be speaking on

    The Concept of Humanity in a Global Epoch

  • September 14, 2007 - September 14 - Research Triangle Seminar in History of the Military, War, and Society - 229 Carr Building 4:00 - 6:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/10 11:24:55

    Wayne Lee (UNC at Chapel Hill) and Dirk Bonker (Duke)

    Military History - Cultural History - Transnational History

    Wayne Lee
    Mind and Matter - Cultural Analysis in American Military History: A Look at the State of the Field

    Military historians are reaping the benefits of the compositional and experiential studies long promulgated by the war and society school, and are now examining the more complex interactions of culture and military activity. The paper reviews the last fifteen years of such work, and suggests that military historians can profit by linking traditional operational studies to cultural analysis, while encouraging non-military historians to consider war as a useful arena for cultural study. Such approaches demand that we look more deeply at institutional and societal culture, their interactions, and how those interactions produced individual decisions on the battlefield.

    Wayne E. Lee is Associate Professor of history at the University of North Carolina. He researches in the military history of the early modern period, primarily in the Atlantic world.

    Dirk Bonker
    Military History and the Transnational Turn

    The paper examines the promise of the transnational turn for the field of modern military history, foregrounding U.S. and German historiographies. Of great importance to transnationally informed military histories is the exploration of a new, increasingly global transnational military-political realm, which developed as part of the transformation of states, empires, and warfare in the middle decades of the 19th century.

    Dirk Bonker is Assistant Professor of History at Duke University. His research interests focus on the history of warfare, militarism, and empire in Germany and the United States between 1860 and 1945.

    Refreshments will be served. Pre-circulated papers are available a week in advance. Send an e-mail to: dirk,bonker@duke.edu.

    For more information see the website: http://www.unc.edu/~hagemann/TMHS/. _____________________________________________ Future Seminars in Fall 2007:

    Friday, October 19, 2007, 4-6 pm Jacqueline Whitt (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    For God and Country:
    Chaplains and Religious Practice in the United States Army in Vietnam

    Friday, November 9, 2007, 4-6 pm
    David Bell (Johns Hopkins University)
    The Culture of War in the Age of Revolutions

    All seminars take place at Duke University
    East Campus, Carr Building, Room 229, 114 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708 _____________________________________________ Research Triangle Seminar Series

    History of the Military, War, and Society

    This standing seminar on the "HISTORY OF THE MILITARY, WAR, AND SOCIETY," started in January 2006. The PRIMARY PURPOSE of the seminar is to provide a forum for historians working on issues relating to war, peace and society and in the field of a most broadly defined history of the military. Far from engaging in any policing of boundaries, the seminar recognizes the rich and ever-growing diversity of approaches and methods that have come to characterize the study of the military, war and society. The seminar is open to approaches from political, diplomatic and institutional history as well as economic, social, cultural and gender history. Studies of violent conflicts, peace building and peace keeping will also be included. The goal is to create a stimulating conversation across and on different theoretical approaches and methodologies. Furthermore, we would like to extend the geographical and temporal scope of our discussion beyond the Americas and Europe. We aim for a global history of the military, war, and society that explores and relates the developments in different regions and time periods.

    This inter-university seminar is meant to bring together all interested SCHOLARS FROM THE TRIANGLE AREA AND BEYOND. Our meetings provide an opportunity to present and discuss the findings of on-going research by historians in and outside the triangle area. Speakers showcase their work and offer insight into the scholarly directions and developments in the field. Open to faculty and students, the seminar also makes a major contribution to graduate training by offering advanced Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to present their work in progress.

    The seminar meets three times a semester on Friday afternoon from 4 - 6 pm in the Carr Building at Duke University's East Campus. We rely primarily, but not exclusively, on pre-circulated papers, with the speakers introducing their work for no more than 10 minutes, to ensure the most substantive discussions. Refreshments will be served.

    The ORGANIZERS of the "History of the Military, War and Society Seminar" are:

    o Dirk Bonker (Duke University)
    o Karen Hagemann (UNC at Chapel Hill) in cooperation with
    o Michael Allan (NC State University)
    o Michael Allsep (UNC at Chapel Hill)
    o Joseph Glatthaar (UNC at Chapel Hill)
    o Richard Kohn (UNC at Chapel Hill)
    o Wayne Lee (UNC at Chapel Hill)
    o Heather Marshall (Duke University)
    o Alex Roland (Duke University)

  • September 14, 2007 - Professor John Richards Memorial Service
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/04 08:39:29

    There will be a Memorial Service for Professor John Richards on Friday, September 14 at 12:30 in the Duke Chapel.

    Luncheon will follow at 1:30 in the Gothic Room of the Library.


  • September 12, 2007 - September 12 - History Department Forum - Richard White Lecture - 5:30-6:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/10 11:13:00

    The department is sponsoring a forum on this year's first year summer book - "Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South" by Osha Gray Davison. Adriane Lentz-Smith, John French, Ray Gavins & Thomas Robisheaux will make up the panel, but views from other historians are welcome.

  • September 11, 2007 - Barbara Newman Lecture & Colloquium
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/04 10:55:09

    September 11
    5:15 Public Lecture - 0014 Westbrook, Divinity School
    "Ennobling Love and Saintly Romance: Twelfth-Century Spiritual Couples"

    September 12
    12:30 Graduate Colloquium - 328 Allen Building (Catered Lunch)

    Newman will lead a colloquium centered around discussion of her recent article "Love's Arrows: Christ as Cupid in Late Medieval Art and Devotion," in Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Anne-Marie Bouche, eds., /The Mind's Eye: Art and Theological Argument in the Middle Ages/ (Princeton Univ. Press, 2006).

    Students and faculty, including graduate students and faculty at UNC and elsewhere are welcome to attend.
    Please PREREGISTER by 7 September: email somerset@duke.edu or call 684-5275 in order to be included for lunch and receive a copy of the article, as well as a parking pass if needed.

  • May 17, 2007 - May 17-19, 2007 - Working Class Activism in the South and the Nation: Contemporary Challenges in Historical Context - Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/04/02 12:41:54

    Sponsored by The Labor and Working-Class History Association

    Southern Labor Studies Association

    Join us for an innovative dialogue on current issues facing the working class and their allies. This conference will bring together scholars, students, social justice and union activists, policy makers and rank-and-file workers to explore the connections between contemporary challenges facing the working class and their historical context. This gathering aims to enhance personal and organizational ties between those engaged in ongoing workplace and community organizing efforts and students and scholars whose work documents the long history of activism in the United States.

    The key thematic areas for the conference will be:

    •  The New Working Class: Public Sector and Service Workers
    •  Farm Labor & Immigration
    •  Organizing Outside the Workplace
    •  Environmental Justice
    •  Intellectuals' Role in Labor Struggles

    For more information, please visit www.lawcha.org

  • May 17, 2007 - May 17-19, 2007 - "Gender, War, and Politics: The Wars of Revolution and Liberation, Transatlantic Comparisons, 1775-1820"
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/03/01 15:15:33

    The Duke Department of History will co-sponsor an international conference on "Gender, War, and Politics: The Wars of Revolution and Liberation, Transatlantic Comparisons, 1775-1820" from 17 through 19 May 2007 at the Institute for Arts & Humanities, Hyde Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

     For complete information, visit the conference web site at  http://www.unc.edu/~hare/GWPhome.html.

  • May 04, 2007 - May 04 & 05, 2007 Latin American Labor History Conference - John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/05/01 11:08:36

    Labors of Love: Domestic Work in Latin American Labor History

    This year's LALHC will center on the theme of reproductive labor, including both paid and unpaid household labor, the caring labors of childrearing and eldercare, and the community labors of maintaining community organizations and networks. As in the labor history of other geographic areas, the Latin Americanist labor history of household labor remains thin. Although some scholars have taken on research projects in this area, the minimal visibility of reproductive labor in official documentation makes conferences particularly important for collaborative efforts and exchange of sources and methods.

    Sponsors: Duke Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Development, the Arts & Sciences Committee on Faculty Research Women's Studies, and the Department of History.

    For more information contact Jocelyn Olcott at olcott@duke.edu


  • April 17, 2007 - April 17, 2007 - Blacks and Jews in the South - Social Psychology Room 130 - 7:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/04/10 15:42:10

    Dr. Leonard Rogoff, staff historian on the "Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina" project will be speaking on the topic of "Blacks and Jews in the South." Joining him will be members of the North Carolina community who were deeply active in the Civil Rights movement and will share their personal experiences. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 7:30pm in Social Psychology Room 130. This event is free and open to the public.

    Please contact daf8@duke.edu for more information or with any questions.

  • March 30, 2007 - March 30 - April 1, 2007 FPR-UCLA Third Interdisciplinary Conference - University of California, Los Angeles
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/10/13 16:31:02


    This conference highlights the latest developments in emotion research and scholarship across the fields of neurobiology, psychology, history, philosophy, and anthropology. The program will focus on seven emotions -fear, disgust, love, grief, anger, empathy, and hope - that are deeply embedded in human biology, social life, and cultural environments. In keeping with the FPR's mission, we will highlight in particular the areas of tension and points of interface between neurobiological and anthropological perspectives, or more simply, emotion from the perspective of the brain versus the perspective of culture. This conference should be of interest to both neuroscientists interested in what anthropology says about the influence and importance of culture to emotion theory, and to anthropologists interested in the neurobiological foundations of emotions and emotional processes. In addition, clinicians interested in multidisciplinary explorations of emotion and psychopathology will gain much from this conference.

    *Present current research on emotions across academic disciplines
    *Engage a uniquely diverse group of leading neuroscientists, clinicians, and social science researchers to discuss and debate implications of recent advances
    *Address cross-cutting questions
    *Identify fertile areas for future collaborative research opportunities

    *How do some of the well-investigated neurophysiological processes underlying such emotions as fear, anger, and love interact with cultural context and meaning?
    *How do the neural mechanisms underlying imitation and empathy interact with cultural interpretations and conventions, and what are the implications for clinicians treating patients with disorders of emotion and personality?
    *How might behaviors involving extreme anger be differentially categorized as pathological versus normative across cultural contexts?
    *How do local culture, historical events, and politics complicate neurobiologically grounded emotions such as hope and despair?

  • March 01, 2007 - OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/03/07 10:53:43

    Lecturers from the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program from Duke University History Department this year are:

    William Chafe
    Sarah Deutsch
    Laura Edwards
    Gunther Peck
    Anne Firor Scott

    This program was created in 1981 by OAH President Gerda Lerner and now features 300 speakers who have made major contributions to the many fields of U.S. History. Each speaker has agreed to give one lecture on behalf of OAH during the 2006-2007 academic year.

  • March 30, 2007 - March 30, 2007 - Ethnopornography: Sexuality, Colonialism and Anthropological Knowing - 240 Franklin Center
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/03/07 09:53:49

    This two-day conference provides an extensive analysis and critique of ethnographic and colonial practices that replicate the pornographic gaze. The "native informant" in ethnography and the "racialized body" in pornography promote a search for the truth about desire for the Other. The participants in this conference critique this essentializing search. We engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the connections between the colonizer's gaze and the creation of modern concepts of race, sexuality, and, ultimately, pornography.

    All events are in Franklin Center 240

    Friday, March 30

    Seminar Meeting: Ethnopornography - Toward A Theory

    Discussion Leaders: Pete Sigal, Duke University; Neil Whitehead, University of Wisconsin; Ara Wilson, Duke University.

    Discussion of readings by Anne McClintock, Jose Munoz, and Ann Stoler.
    If you wish to attend the seminar meeting, please RSVP to psigal@duke.edu.

    1:30 - 1:45   Ethnopornography: Introductory Remarks

    Pete Sigal, Duke University
    Neil Whitehead, University of Wisconsin

    1:45-4:30   Colonial Sexualities

    Moderator:     Marc Schacter, Duke University

    Martha Few, University of Arizona
    That Marvelous Sexual System': Race, Sexuality, and Colonial Medicine in Guatemala, 1780-1810

    Rachel O’Toole, University of California, Irvine
    Consent to the Devil: Rape, Race, and Desire in Colonial Peru

    Rebecca Parker Brienen, University of Miami
    Ethnographic Images and the Pleasures of Possession: Dirk Valkenburg's Slave Dance (ca 1707 Brazil)

    Carina Ray, Pennsylvania State University
    Ethnopornography and the Colonial Archive:  Eroticism, Racism, and the 'Politics of Citation'

    Zeb Tortorici, UCLA
    Animals, Indians, and the Category of the 'Unnatural' in Colonial Mexico

    Saturday, March 31
    10:00 - 12:00
    Money, Movement, and Sex Travels

    Moderator:  Neil Whitehead, University of Wisconsin

    Martha Chaiklin, University of Pittsburgh
    Unseasonal Winds of Love - Prostitution and the Foreign Community in Early Modern Nagasaki

    Olga Romantsova, V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University
    Sexuality and Gender in Goth Cultures: East-West Discourse

    Erika Robb, University of Wisconsin
    Topographies of Pleasure:  Travel, Fantasy and the Brazilian Body

    12:00 - 1:00          Lunch Provided

    1:00 - 3:30       Ethnographic Practice/Ethnographic Gaze

    Moderator:          Irene Silverblatt, Duke University

    Mary Weismantel, Northwestern University
    Mouth to Mouth: Studying Moche Sex Pot

    Maria Lepowsky, University of Wisconsin
    Sex, Sexuality, and the South Seas

    Helen Pringle,University of New South Wales
    "Men Like Us": Ethnography and Sexual Violation in Australia

    Harriet Lyons, University of Waterloo and Andrew Lyons, Wilfrid Laurier University
    Her Story and His Story: Male and Female Perspectives in the Anthropology of Sexuality

    4:00 - 6:00
    Plenary Session: Ethnopornography, Sexual Commerce, and the Future of Sexuality Studies

    Moderator:          Ara Wilson, Duke University

    Pete Sigal, Duke University

    Franciso J. Hernandez Adrian, Duke University
    Soy Cuba, or Inside/Outside the Other Caribbean

    Negar Mottahadeh, Duke University
    Against Voyeurism:  Iran's Stand Against the Meta-desire of Cinema

  • March 29, 2007 - Thursday, March 29, 2007 - Anne Firor Scott Lecture in Women's History - 4:15
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/03/20 11:17:48

    Valerie Traub

    University of Michigan
    Women's Studies & Department of English


    Professor Traub works on early modern literature and culture; she is director of Women's Studies at Michigan.  Her publications include Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (1992);  The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (2002); and Gay Shame, co-edited with David Halperin (forthcoming).  Her current manuscript project is entitled Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality.

  • March 26, 2007 - Monday, March 26, 2007 - 2006-07 History Colloquium - 229 Carr Bldg - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/03/20 11:06:49

    Gunther Peck

    will be speaking on his current research project:

    Trafficks in Race:  Locating the Origins of White Slavery


  • March 09, 2007 - March 9, 2007 - African Lecture Speaker Series - Room 229 Carr @ Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/15 11:20:45

    Steven Feierman

    Professor, University of Pennsylvania will be speaking on "The Local in African History: The Case of the Disappearing Object," on Friday, March 9 in Room 229 Carr Building at Noon.

  • March 05, 2007 - March 5, 2007 - John Martin - Chair and Professor, Trinity University - Room 229 @ Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/22 12:37:28

    John Martin

    will be speaking on "Transparency and Sincerity in the Italian Renaissance" on Monday, March 5 at noon in Room 229 Carr Building

  • March 02, 2007 - March 2-4, 2007 - Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval & Early Modern Europe
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/12 15:17:06

    Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval & Early Modern Europe

    A Symposium in Honor of Michael R. McVaugh
    March 2-4, 2007 Wilson Library The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Between Text and Patient brings together nearly two dozen internationally recognized scholars to honor the work of Professor Michael R. McVaugh in advance of his retirement from the University. The papers will examine a wide range of topics relating to medical practice, knowledge and textuality from late antiquity through the early modern era, and will serve as a forum for participants to discuss recent achievements in their particular areas of research and to define new scholarly desiderata.

    The symposium is free and open to the public. 

    Program available online at http://ww2.coastal.edu/brian/betweentextandpatient.htm .

    For further information please contact the organizers, Eliza Glaze and Brian Nance, fglaze@coastal.edu and brian@coastal.edu .

  • March 02, 2007 - March 2-3, 2007 BRIDGING DIVIDES: A WORKSHOP ON WORKS-IN-PROGRESS Carr 229
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/21 14:52:44

    The purpose of the workshop is to bring together faculty and graduate students to facilitate ways of thinking about topical areas that cross geographic and chronological fields, promoting dialogue that bridges traditional divisions in the discipline. We have invited participants to discuss their works-in-progress while addressing methodological issues raised by their particular lens of analysis. Four panel discussions will focus on race and ethnicity, travel and imperial encounters, violence and the state, and trade and consumption, respectively.

    10:45-12:15: New Approaches to Race and Ethnicity
    Tina Campt, Departments of Women's Studies and History, Duke University
    Bob Korstad, Departments of Public Policy and History, Duke University
    Max Krochmal, Department of History, Duke University
    Danielle Terrazas Williams, Department of History, Duke University
    Chair: Orion Teal

    12:30-1:30: Catered lunch

    1:45-3:15: Travel and Imperial Encounters
    David Ambaras, Department of History, North Carolina State University
    Heidi Giusto, Department of History, Duke University
    Paul Johstono, Department of History, Duke University
    Claudia Koonz, Department of History, Duke University
    Chair: Kim Bowler

    3:15-4:00: Wine and cheese

    10:45-12:25: Violence and the State
    Dirk Bonker, Department of History, Duke University
    Stephan Isernhagen, Department of History, Duke University
    Ben Kiernan, Department of History, Yale University and National Humanities Center
    Pete Sigal, Department of History, Duke University
    Felicity Turner, Department of History, Duke University
    Chair: Liz Shesko

    12:30-1:30: Catered lunch

    2:15-3:45: Trade, Technology and Consumption
    Ed Balleisen, Department of History, Duke University
    Barry Gaspar, Department of History, Duke University
    Rosalie Genova, Department of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    Robert Penner, Department of History, Duke University
    Chair: Fahad Bishara

    For further information, please contact Anne-Marie Angelo at aa76@duke.edu


  • January 19, 2007 - Spring 2007 Triangle Research Seminar in History of the Military, War, and Society
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/12/13 15:18:45

    January 19
    Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith (UNC Chapel Hill), Saving Sergeant Caldwell: Caldwell v. Parker, WWI, and the African-American Freedom Struggle

    February 9
    Prof. John Thornton (Boston University), African Military Experience and Identity of Africans in the Diaspora, 1600-1800

    March 2
    Michael Allsep (UNC Chapel Hill), Bridge to Reform: Elihu Root, New York Elites and Army Reform, 1898-1904

     All Seminars are 4-6 PM at the National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709.

     For more information please contact Professor Dirk Bonker at db48@duke.edu

  • February 28, 2007 - February 28, 2007 - Alison Frazier - Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin - Room 229 @ Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/22 11:57:04

    Alison Frazier

     will be speaking on, "Interpreting Failure: The Case of Garzoni's St. Augustine" on Wednesday, February 28 at noon in Room 229 Carr Building

  • February 26, 2007 - February 26 - Neil Foley - Associate Professor University of Texas at Austin - Room 229 @ 12:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/22 12:36:49

    Neil Foley

    will be speaking on, "'Latin Americans, Not Negroes': The Good Neighbor Policy and Jim Crow in the Southwest During World War II," at Noon in Room 229 Carr.

  • February 23, 2007 - February 23, 2007 - Jutta Sperling -Associate Professor, Hampshire College - Room 229 @ Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/22 11:56:33

    Jutta Sperling

    will be speaking on "Queer Lactations in Renaissance and Baroque Art" on Friday, February 23 at noon in Room 229 Carr Building

  • February 16, 2007 - February 16-17, 2007 - Still Fighting the Civil War? - Griffith Hall
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/01/10 11:10:05

    Program Overview
    The Civil War, arguably the most important event in U.S. history, continues to influence modern American politics, culture, and literature. This conference offers new perspectives on the war and its persistent impact on our culture. It should be of interest to historians of the period, Civil War buffs, re-enactors, and anyone who wants to understand the varied backgrounds of our lives. There's entertainment and a chance for everyone to engage with the speakers.

    Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, teaches courses in the American Civil War and American military history at the undergraduate and graduate level. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his current major project is a study of Robert E. Lee's army of Northern Virginia. He has written and edited numerous publications, among them, Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers (1990) and The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns (1996).
    David Goldfield, Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at UNC-Charlotte, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of 11 books on various aspects of southern and urban history. Two of his works, Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: Southern City and Region, 1607-1980 (1982) and Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture, 1940 to the Present (1990), received the Mayflower Award for nonfiction. Both books were also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history.
    Thavolia Glymph, assistant professor of African and African American Studies and history at Duke, earned her Ph.D. at Purdue University. She has written several essays on slavery, emancipation, and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction; economic history; and southern women. She is co-editor of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, ser. 1, vol. 3. Her current work focuses on southern women in transition from slavery to freedom and the formation of an Afro-American women's radical culture in the postbellum South.
    Allan Gurganus is the author of works of fiction, including Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, White People, and The Practical Heart. His obsession with the Civil War sprang from two great-grandfathers who fought on opposing sides at Shiloh. Gurganus's work has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Lambda Literary Award. He was recently the Lehman Brady Lecturer in American Studies at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill and is a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He lives in North Carolina.
    Margaret Humphreys, conference convener, is professor of history and associate clinical professor at Duke University and received an MD from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her major research interest is the history of disease in America, especially in the South. In 2002 she was named Josiah Charles Trent Associate Professor of Medical Humanities and Johns Hopkins University Press will publish her Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War in the fall of 2007.
    Jack Temple Kirby, W.E. Smith Professor Emeritus of History at Miami University in Ohio, is a national recognized scholar on the study of the South and environmental history. He is the author of numerous publications, including Darkness at the Dawning: Racial Reform in the Progressive South (1972) and The Countercultural South (1995). He is editor of Studies in Rural History for the University of North Carolina Press.

    Tentative Schedule

    Friday, February 16

    4:00 p.m. Registration
    5:30 What Was Lost
    Jack Temple Kirby, W.E. Smith Emeritus Professor of History, Miami University of Ohio
    6:45 Evening reception

    Saturday, February 17
    Registration continues
    8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
    9:00 - 10:15 Slave to Soldier to Citizen: The Black Body in the Civil War (and After) Margaret Humphreys, Professor of History and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Duke University
    10: 15 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - noon A War to Set Us Free: Black Women in the Civil War Thavolia Glymph, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and History, Duke University
    Noon-1:00 p.m. Box Lunch
    1:00 - 2:15 Walt Whitman, Genetic Memory, and Historical Research: The Making of a Modern Civil War Tale Allan Gurganus
    2:15 - 3:30 Profile in Leadership: R.E. Lee's First Month in Command of the Army of Northern Virginia Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill
    3:30 - 4:00 Break
    4:00 - 4:45 Still Fighting the Civil WarDavid Goldfield, Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History, UNC-Charlotte
    5:00 Close

    All events during the weekend will be held on the Duke University campus. The conference has been structured to include time to enjoy the campus and the Triangle area. Visit the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Gardens, Duke University Stores and the Gothic Bookshop, and the renovated Durham downtown, or stroll along Ninth Street off East Campus.

    (Registration begins in January. Check the website after January 5 for the online form.) http://www.dukealumni.com/__page/10042179.100.13.aspx

    The registration fee for the weekend is $50. This includes all the educational sessions, Friday night reception, continental breakfast on Saturday morning, and box lunch on Saturday. Space is limited and full payment is required upon registration. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations before February 7, 2007; after that date, no refunds will be given.

    Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at local universities may participate at no charge. Meals will not be included. Students are asked to register in advance.

    A small block of rooms has been reserved at the MILLENIUM HOTEL, 2800 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, NC 27705. The special rates available for this program are $129 single/double and are subject to 6% NC sales tax and 5% occupancy tax.

    The cutoff date for booking within this block is January 23, 2007.

    Please contact MILLENIUM HOTEL directly at (919) 383-8575 or (800) 633-5379 to reserve a room within the "Civil War Conference at Duke" block.

    Millennium Hotel is ideally located just one mile from Duke. Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. and checkout is by noon.

    Should you wish to inquire about other accommodations in Durham, please consult with your local travel agent or go to www.durham-nc.com.

  • February 12, 2007 - Monday, February 12, 2007 - 2006-07 History Colloquium - 229 Carr Bldg - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/01/23 10:56:10

    Jared Diamond

    will be speaking on Historical Comparisons in Room 229 Carr Building at Noon.


  • February 08, 2007 - February 8 - Engseng Ho - 229 Carr @ 11:45
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/07 14:58:46

    Engseng Ho
    will be giving a talk on, "The Last Colony: India and Singapore in the Making of British South Arabia" at 11:45 in Room 229 Carr.

  • February 09, 2007 - February 9, 2007 - Triangle Legal History Seminar National Humantities Center
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/05 16:42:14

    Triangle Legal History Seminar, Feb. 9, 4-6, National Humanities Center
    Catherine Fisk, Duke Law School, "Free Labor and the Culture Worker, 1875-1920."
    The paper is available from Sandi Payne Greene, at payne@email.unc.edu.

  • January 24, 2007 - Wednesday, January 24, 2007 – Adriane Lentz-Smith – 229 Carr Bldg – Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/01/18 12:00:28

    Adriane Lentz-Smith  (UNC Chapel Hill), will be speaking on:
    “French-Women-Ruined-Negroes: African American Soldiers Abroad in World War I” in Room 229 Carr Building at Noon.

  • January 22, 2007 - Monday, January 22, 2007 - 2006-07 History Colloquium - 229 Carr Bldg - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/01/11 16:03:46

    Dominic Sachsenmaier 

    will be speaking on his current research project:

    “Trans-Cultural History - Seen From a Trans-Cultural Perspective"

    In recent years trans-cultural and global history have become more prominent in many parts of the world. It is important to note that the trans-cultural turn is mainly characterized by a wide range of detailed research projects rather than by a surge of new master narratives. Furthermore, approaches to trans-cultural history remain locally conditioned by such factors as scholarly traditions, academic structures and modes of historical memory. Ironically, even the intensifying theoretical debates on trans-cultural history are still largely confined to single national or regional academic communities.

    Focusing on China, Germany and the United States as sample cases, the current trajectories of trans-cultural history will be explored from a comparative perspective. Building on these pluralistic perspectives, the presentation will also touch upon some of the key theoretical challenges faced by the field. These include the question of Euro-centrism and the potential role of trans-cultural history in a wider public sphere.

  • December 08, 2006 - December 8, 2006 - Jean Allman - 229 Carr - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/11/21 09:42:01

    Director, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, Allman will be speaking on, “Ritual Commerce and Modern Traditions: Lessons in the Vernacular from West Africa.”

  • December 04, 2006 - December 4, 2006 - Seema Alavi - 229 Carr - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/22 12:39:06

    author of, “The Sepoy and the Company,” and a second book forthcoming from New Delhi’s Permanent Black Press and Britain’s Palgrave, Macmillan, "The Loss and Recovery of Indo-Muslim Medicine: A History and its Legacy, 1650-1900," Alavi demonstrates her unusual scholarly breadth. She also co-authored with Muzzaffar Alam, "A European experience of the Mughal Orient: The Ijaz-I-Arsalani (Persian letters, 1773-1779) of A.H. Polier.
    Her talk will be on, "From Mughal gentleman physician to native doctor: Imperial medicine in India, 1600-1900."

  • December 01, 2006 - December 1, 2006 - Triangle Legal History Seminar - National Humanities Center - 4-6pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/11/27 12:23:28

    Triangle Legal History Seminar will host Professor Eric Muller of the UNC-Law School. Muller will be presenting draft selections from his upcoming book, "Yellow Peril, Red Tape," which considers the legal bureaucracy associated with World War II Japanese internment in the United States.
    His research focuses on decision-making processes through which the government distinguished loyal from disloyal Japanese-Americans, and especially a series of sharp conflicts between civilian law enforcement agencies and military intelligence.
    Anyone interested in receiving the pdf file with the selections from the manuscript should contact Sandi Payne Greene at payne@email.unc.edu

  • December 01, 2006 - December 1, 2006 - Sumathi Ramaswamy - 229 Carr - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/02/22 12:38:44

    author of Passions of the Tongue and The Lost Land of Lemuria and a projected work on Body Politics: Maps and Modernity in India, Ramaswamy has already published an article on this topic, “Maps and Mother Goddesses in Modern India,” in the journal Imago Mundi. Her talk will be, “The promise of pictorial history: Maps, mother goddesses and martyrdom in modern India.”

  • November 28, 2006 - November 28, 2006 - Adeeb Khalid - 229 Carr - 11:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/11/21 09:40:22

    Islamic Studies Candidate, author of two remarkable books, (1) The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia (Berkeley, 1998), and (2) Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia (Berkeley, in press) and a projected work on Islam under the Soviets, Khalid has opened up a "virtually unknown" field--i.e., the study of Islam in relation to modernization in Central Asia. Muslim reform in this area is distinctive in a number of respects, notably, in being secular in outlook, according to Khalid. He examines the reform movement in the context of the impact of Russian imperialism, the spread of print culture and emergence of a public sphere, and the social implications of splits between reformers and conservatives. His talk will address Islam in the Soviet Union, and its aftermath.

  • November 20, 2006 - November 20, 2006 - 2006-07 History Colloquium - 229 Carr Bldg - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/11/21 09:38:43

    Sucheta Mazumdar

    will be speaking on her current research project: “From the Slave Trade to the Opium Rush: America-China Trade in the Making of the Modern World”
    Introducing Professor Mazumdar will be two of her former graduate students: Derek Chang, Assistant Professor of History, Cornell University and Seonmin Kim, Assistant Professor of History, UNC-G

  • November 17, 2006 - November 17, 2006 - Snapshots from a New Brazil: Popular Education for Democracy - Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 12:15-2:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/11/15 15:42:39

    Two visiting Brazilian historians will discuss old and new initiatives linked to the Workers’ Party (PT) and President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, reelected in October 2006 with 61% of the national vote.
    Dr. Alexandre Fortes (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro):
    Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: The Roots and Global Impact of Democratic Innovation in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
    Dr. Paulo Fontes (Visiting Fellow, Princeton University; CPDOC-FGV-Rio):
    Labor’s Memory: A Nation-Wide Government-Academic Program Bringing Labor History to the Brazilian Public

    During 2005-2006, our guests co-directed the “Programa Memória de Trabalho,” an educational and research effort supported by Brazil's Labor Ministry that provided support for historical preservation, publication and scholarly debates, as well as sponsoring a traveling photo exhibit that served as the basis for their photographic history of workers in Brazil (the event will serve as an unofficial celebration of the coffee table book of photographs they edited). A short video with sound track on the photo exhibit will also be shown.
    Snacks and refreshments provided.

  • November 17, 2006 - November 17, 2006 - Southern Historical Association - Medical Forum C - 5:00 - 7:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/10/16 12:16:48

    The Southern Historical Association meeting will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. Alumni and friends are invited to a History Department reception on Friday, November 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 in Medical Forum C.

  • September 29, 2006 - Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society Program for Fall 2006
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/18 12:38:00

    Friday, September 29, 2006, 4-6pm Prof. J. E. Lendon (University of Virginia) WHY WAS THE ROMAN IMPERIAL ARMY SO GOOD? Evidence from Soldiers’ Tombstones

    Friday, October 20, 2006, 4-6pm Prof. Anna Krylova (Duke University) BEYOND GENDER: Women in Combat at the Soviet Front, 1930s-1940s

    Friday, November 17, 2006, 4-6pm Prof. Thomas Kühne (Clark University) MALE BONDING AND GENOCIDAL WAR: Germany, 1918-1945

    All seminars take place in the National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive,Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. Refreshments will be served. Pre-circulated papers are available a week in advance from dirk.bonker@duke.edu.

    CONTACT INFORMATION: Prof. Dirk Bönker; Department of History, Duke University; Box 90719 (East Campus); Durham, NC 27708; dirk.bonker@duke.edu; 919-684-3930

  • November 09, 2006 - November 9, 2006 - Professor Char Miller - White Lecture Hall 4:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/10/24 11:47:31

    Will the U.S. Forest Service Celebrate a Bicentennial?: The Remarkable History of and Future Challenges Facing a Resource Agency
    The 2006 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History welcomes Dr. Char Miller, Professor of History, Trinity University, to examine the central administrative, legal, and political tensions the U.S. Forest Service has long confronted and evaluate the key environmental challenges the agency and the nation will face over the next century. During the 2005 Forest Service centennial, Dr. Miller traveled the nation speaking about Forest Service history. The talk will explore links between the agency's past, present, and future and suggest what this remarkable organization must do to adapt to the immense difficulties that lie ahead.
    This lecture is FREE to the public. Parking will be available around the East Campus Quad. A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the East Duke Parlors.
    The Lectureship is sponsored by the Forest History Society, the Duke University Department of History, and the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. For more information, please contact Dr. Steven Anderson, President, Forest History Society, 919/682-9319. http://www.foresthistory.org/

  • October 27, 2006 - October 27, 2006 Triangle Legal History Seminar at the National Humanities Center 4:00 - 6:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/10/24 10:39:43

    Jonathan Ocko and David Gilmartin, both history professors at N. C. State, present their pre-circulated paper, "State, Sovereignty, and the People: A Comparison of 'Rule of Law' in Imperial China and India." Contact: Edward Balleisen at eballeis@duke.edu.

  • October 26, 2006 - October 26, 2006 - Elizabeth Povinelli - East Duke Parlors 5:00 pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/10/16 11:53:12

    Elizabeth Povinelli, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will be giving a lecture on "Disturbing Sexuality: Queer Studies After Identity" 
    Reception at 5:00
    Lecture at 5:30

  • October 26, 2006 - October 26, 2006 - Digital Durham Launch - Von Canon B, Bryan Center 5:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/28 11:18:05

    Peter Lange, Robert Thompson, and Robert Byrd will speak at the event. The new Digital Durham website will have over 1000+ new digital objects of maps, letters, printed works, 130 transcriptions, audio postcards and a robust search engine. OPEN TO PUBLIC.

  • October 24, 2006 - October 24, 2006 - Roberta Gilchrist Seminar - 204A East Duke Building - 1:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/18 11:35:32

    Norwich Cathedral Close-Reading Sacred and Social Space in the Medieval Cathedral

  • October 23, 2006 - October 23, 2006 - Roberta Gilchrist Lecture- New Divinity 0014 Westbrook - 4:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/18 11:33:17

    Magic for the Dead-The Archaeology of Magic in Later Medieval Burials.

  • October 20, 2006 - October 20, 2006 - Martha Few Talk - 229 Carr - Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/19 13:02:05

    Martha Few, Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona, and author of "Women Who Live Evil Lives: Gender, Religion, and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala" will give a paper to the Department of History. The title of the talk will be: "Cesarean Operations and the Politics of Pregnancy in Colonial Guatemala, 1780-1804"

  • September 29, 2006 - September 29, 2006 - COLONIALITY AT LARGE: FROM THE PERIPHERIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (ROMANIA, HUNGARY AND IRELAND) - Conference Room, Multicultural Center at the Bryan Center - Noon - 5:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/18 13:57:59

    12:30 pm to 2:15 pm The Imperial/Colonial Border: Chances and Pitfalls for Knowledge Production Manuela Boatc, Sociology, University of Eischtatt, Germany

    From the second half of the 19th century until World War II, the Romanian response to Western Europe's neocolonial projects targeting the Eastern European periphery was an array of political epistemologies that can be interpreted as border thinking with a significant de-colonial potential. During the period of Communist rule in the region, the logic of coloniality established in the relationship with Western Europe was overridden by the imperial reason imposed by Russia/the Soviet Union and enforcing a state-controlled collective amnesia with respect to local knowledge production that included heterodox Marxism. The cognitive blur caused by consecutive de-legitimations of intellectual insurgency against the Marxist-liberal hegemonic consensus is increased in the post-Communist, neo-liberal era, in which it effectively acts toward the epistemic silencing of sociopolitical alternatives.

    Through the examination of the chances and pitfalls these historical junctures entailed for the production of knowledge, the paper aims to demonstrate that a de-colonial shift in the region involves transforming both the imperial and the colonial logic still incumbent in it and is thus contingent upon the restoration of collective cultural memory.

    Related article: "Knocking on Europe's Door: Romanian Academia between Communist Censorship and Western Neglect" (http://saq.dukejournals.org/cgi/reprint/105/3/551;)

    Manuela Boatc is assistant professor in the Department of Sociological Theory at the University of Eischstatt-Ingolstadt in Germany. Her research interests include political sociology, world-system analysis, gender and violence, and postcolonial studies. Among her recent publications are From Neo-evolutionism to World System Analysis: the Romanian Theory of Forms without Substance in Light of Modern Debates on Social Change, 2003; Peripheral Solutions to Peripheral Development, Journal of World-System Analysis, II.1, 2005, 3-26; The Eastern margins of Empire: coloniality in Nineteenth-Century Romania, Cultural Studies, forthcoming; and Knocking on Europe's Door: Romanian Academia between Communist Censorship and Western Neglect, South Atlantic Quarterly, 105/3, 2006, 551-580 (http://saq.dukejournals.org/cgi/reprint/105/3/551);

    15 minutes break

    2:30 pm to 4:15pm 'Thinking the Irish Republic' Nicholas Allen, English and Comparative Literature, UNC

    In this paper I want to think about the formation of the term 'republic' in Irish culture and politics. My aim is to explore how the idea of a 'republic' has operated historically as a space of refuge from forms of dispossession, political, economic and cultural, relevant to Ireland's still contested experience as a colony within the British Empire. Reading from the contemporary work of Phillip Pettit, I will argue that thinking about the republic's construction, in aspiration and reality, allows us see the operations of a situational, adaptive, utopian politics (whose other name might be postcolonial). In this, a classical system of government is transformed into a contemporary, dissident practice, such as can be read in the work of writers like James Joyce and Flann O'Brien. It is even possible that the first step to this practice was participation with empire, and I will discuss the work of Roger Casement, knighted for his reports on commercial slavery in the Putumayo and the Congo, then executed for his role in the Easter Rising, the beginning of Ireland's war for independence. I hope the questions I will raise, of imagination, participation and solidarity, will speak to your own concerns for a Latin American rethinking of the relations between modernity and colonialism, two conditions that twentieth century Ireland experienced with an intensity all the more ferocious for its peripheral status.

    Related article: The Republic of Modernism: Irish Post-Revolutionary Culture, 1922-39 (available at the web page of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/globalstudies/news.html:)

     Nicholas Allen is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Educated at Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast, he is author of George Russell (AE) and the New Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003) and editor, with Aaron Kelly, of The Cities of Belfast (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003). Allen's edition of the Irish poet Gerald Dawe's collected prose, The Proper Word, will be published by Creighton UP next year, and he has recently completed The Republic of Modernism: Irish Post-Revolutionary Culture, 1922-39.

    15 minutes break

     4:30 pm to 6:15 pm 'Eastern' Europe on the Map of De-Colonial Studies" Jozsef Borocz, Sociology, Rutgers University, USA

    If we define the socio-historical subject of coloniality as /1/ 'white west European', this definition creates three Other-locations: /2/ white non-west European, /3/ non-white west European, and /4/ non-white non-west European. De-/post-/colonial Studies articulates the basic axis of coloniality as the historicity of (i.e., what refuses to go away from) the oppression of /4/ by /1/. This talk aims to initiate a conversation about the other Europe, a diverse region grappling with coloniality in a somewhat different constellation. I hope to analyze some visual and scriptural illustrations.

    Related article: Goodness is elsewhere: the rules of the European difference(http://www.ru.nl/socgeo/colloquium/Borocz.pdf#search=%22goodness%20is%20elsewhere%220);

    Jozsef Borocz has an MA in Literature, Linguistics and Culture Theory, Hungary; and a PhD in Sociology from Johns Hopkins. He is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. His recent work applies critical readings of world-systems analysis and de-colonial studies to the European Union as a global geopolitical project. In this presentation, he will suggest some ways in which "the Other (i.e., 'eastern') Europe" can be placed in the de-colonial world. Among his recent publications, Goodness is elsewhere: the rules of the European difference (http://www.ru.nl/socgeo/colloquium/Borocz.pdf#search=%22goodness%20is%20elsewhere%220);

    Empire's New Clothes: Unveiling EU-Enlargement, E-Book, Central Europe Review imprint (http://www.cereview.org/http://www.mirhouse.com/ce_review/Empire.pdf);

    Introduction: Empire and Coloniality in the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union, 4-50 In József Böröcz and Melinda Kovács (eds.), 2001, pp. 4-57.

    The workshop will be followed by an informal conversation on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 1 pm (Conference Room, International Studies, UNC across the street from the Planetarium)

  • September 29, 2006 - EXPANDING FRONTIERS IN SOUTH ASIAN AND WORLD HISTORY - September 29-30, 2006
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/18 12:16:19

    Session I (Friday, Sept. 29): 8:15-10:45 am: "State-Building and Frontiers of Power (Monetary, Military, Administrative)" Chair: Tom Metcalf Presentations: Munis Faruqui, "At Empire’s End: The Nizam, Hyderabad and 18th Century India” Sunil Kumar, “ Frontier Feudatories and the Ignored Elites: Turks, Mongols and a Persian Secretarial Class in the Early Delhi Sultanate” Bin Wong ““Fiscal and Administrative Frontiers in Chinese State Making”
    Commentator: Gordon Johnson 

    Session II (Friday): 11:00 am-1:30 pm: "Frontiers, Trade, and Drugs" Chair: Philip Brown Presenters: Stephen Dale, “Silk Road or Cotton Road, Or …. : Indo-Chinese Trade in Pre-European Times” Claude Markovits, “Sindh in the early 19th century: drug frontier of British India?” George Souza, “Opium and the Company: Maritime Trade and Imperial Finances on Java, 1684-1796” Commentator: Peer Vries Lunch: 1:30-2:45 pm

    Session III (Friday): 2:45-5:15 pm: "Cultural Frontiers" Chair: Stewart Gordon Presenters: Muzaffar Alam, “The Mughals and the Sufis Reconsidered” Sanjay Subrahmanyam, ”How to be an Alien: Niccolo Manucci in Mughal India and Beyond” Cynthia Talbot, “A Frontier of Cultural Fusion: The Kyamkhani Rajput-Muslims of Rajasthan” Commentator: Joanne Waghorne Friday Conference Reception (hosted by the Department of History): 5:30-7:00

    Session IV (Saturday, Sept. 30): 9:00-11:30 am: "Frontiers of Settlement and Environmental Change" Chair: Janet Ewald Presentations: Peter Perdue, “Ethnicity on Chinese Frontiers: An Unending Question” Sumit Guha, “Frontiers of historical memory: what the Marathas remembered of Vijayanagara” John McNeill, "African Diseases and European Settlements in American Environments: A Tale of Two Catatrophes (Darien 1698-1700 and Kourou 1763-65)" Commentator: Ron Herring Lunch: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

    Session V (Saturday): 1:30-4:00 pm: "Frontiers and World History" Chair: Barbara Metcalf Presenters: Richard Eaton, “Some reflections on empires and frontiers – a typology” Pat Manning, "Migration and Family Structure: Modeling Family History of the Early Modern World" Carl Trocki, “Chinese Business and Southeast Asia Frontiers” Commentator: David Gilmartin

  • September 28, 2006 - September 28, 2006 - Mark Poster Lecture - Rubenstein Hall - 5:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/09/18 12:12:09

    We are excited to announce the participation of Dr. Mark Poster, Professor of History at the University of California at Irvine, as an official respondent to a panel entitled "Technospace." This panel will feature papers on new media and virtual spaces.

    His lecture is entitled "Care of the Self in the Hyperreal"

    Over the last two decades, Dr. Poster has been a leader in promoting critical engagements with digital cultures and the networked society. For more information on Dr. Poster, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/luye4

  • September 28, 2006 - September 28, 2006 - Martha Hodes - Perkins Library Rare Book Room 4:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/08/24 09:20:40

    Author Martha Hodes will read from her recently published book The Sea Captain's Wife, a true story of love, race, and war in the 19th century. Much of the book is based on research Hodes did in the Lois Wright Richardson Davis Papers, 1851-1881, which are held in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The event is co-sponsored by the library's Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture with the Department of History, the African & African American Studies Program, the Program in Women's Studies and the Institute for Critical US Studies. Light refreshments will be served.

  • September 08, 2006 - Triangle Legal History Seminar - September 8, 2006
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/08/09 09:41:23

    Adrienne Davis, Professor at the UNC-Law School, and Edward Balleisen, Associate Professor of History, are convening a new Triangle Legal History Seminar (TLHS) this upcoming year. We will begin Sept. 8 with an afternoon presentation by a visiting scholar of law in the early modern Atlantic world, Richard Ross, Professor of Law and History at the University of Illinois. From 4-6 that afternoon at the Carr Building's Boyd Seminar Room, TLHS will discuss Ross's pre-circulated paper, "Puritan Jurisprudence in Comparative Perspective: The Sources of Intensity," at a joint meeting with the Triangle Early American History Seminar. This paper considers whether there was anything especially distinctive about ostensibly "Puritan" law, in both the New England colonies and early modern Europe. If anyone not already on the TLHS email list would like to receive the draft via email, please contact Ed Balleisen at eballeis@duke.edu.

  • Military History Seminar THIS Sunday, April 30, 6-8pm, National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/27 14:24:58

    History of the Military, War, and Society Seminar presents: MARK R. WILSON (UNC at Charlotte) THE MAKING OF A LIBERAL WAR MACHINE: A Reconsideration of the Truman Committee and the Politics of U.S. Industrial Mobilization for the Second World War PRE-CIRCULATED PAPER available at: ABSTRACT During the Second World War, when Americans participated in a mobilization of unprecedented magnitude, they accommodated themselves to new levels of military authority and military-industrial cooperation. This process was not simply an automatic consequence of war, but required the construction of new definitions of legitimacy in the American political economy. This paper re-examines the work of the Truman Committee, the U.S. Senate body that became the most important legislative overseer of the industrial mobilization for World War II. As one of the most powerful contributors to wartime public discussions of the military economy, the Truman Committee not only served as a critic and watchdog, but also offered a new vision of how the military-industrial leviathan might be reconciled with a liberal political order MARK WILSON is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the author of The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861-1865 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2006). He is currently at work on the history of U.S. military-industrial relations between 1918 and 1945. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2002. In 2004-2005, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in National Security at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University. CONTACT INFORMATION Prof. Dirk Bönker; Department of History, Duke University; Box 90719 (East Campus); Durham, NC 27708; dirk.bonker@duke.edu; 919-684-3930

  • CANCELLED : A Talk by Neil Whitehead April 24, 2006 Room 240 Franklin Center 1:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/24 10:37:26

    Due to airline mishaps, our speaker is unable to get to Durham in time for the talk.

  • Nikhil Pal Singh April 21, 2006 at Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/11 10:09:55

    "Race and Empire in the Logic of US World Power" Upper East Side, East Union Building This talk will explore the contradictory play of racial animus and anti-racist hope in US foreign policy discourse and practice in the post-civil rights era, with a particular focus on the period since 9/11. More specifically, it will consider the historical relationship and relevance of US black freedom struggles to contemporary projections of US state power in the greater Middle East. Nikhil Pal Singh is Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2004), winner of the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award from the Organization of American Historians (OAH), and the Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (AHA). His articles and essays have appeared in American Quarterly, Radical History Review, Social Text, South Atlantic Quarterly and American Literary History. He is currently at work on a new book, tentatively entitled The Afterlife of Fascism: A Post-WWII History.

  • Jennifer Gonzalez events, April 19 & 20, 2006
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/11 15:56:39

    The Latina/o Studies working group and the Institute for Critical U.S. Studies invite you to a public lecture and a workshop with Jennifer Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. ¿Qué Es Mas Macho?: Race and Masculinity in Contemporary Chicano/Latino Art Wednesday, April 19th, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm 108 East Duke Building Morphologies: Race in Digital Culture A Workshop Thursday, April 20th, from 10:30 am - 12:00 130 John Hope Franklin Center Readings for the workshop will be available after April 13th at http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/icuss/latinastudies.php: 1- Guillermo Gomez-Pena, "Chicano Interneta: The search for intelligent Life in Cyberspace," Hopscotch: A Cultural Review - Volume 2, Number 2, 2001, pp. 80-91. 2- Jennifer Gonzalez, "The Appended Subject: Race and Identity as Digital Assemblage," in Race in Cyberspace, Beth Kolko, Lisa Nakamura, Gil Rodman, eds., (New York: Routledge, 2000), 27-50. 3- Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Chapter 3 "Scenes of Empowerment" in Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics, (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2006) pp. 129-170. For Thursday's seminar, parking passes will be available for the Medical Center Parking Lot on Erwin road. Please RSVP to clight@duke.edu by April 17th if you plan to attend the seminar. Jennifer Gonzalez is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work examines contemporary theories of visual culture, semiotics, museums and material culture studies, and public and activist art in the U.S. since 1960. Recently, she co-authored Christian Marclay (Phaidon Press, 2005) and co- edited Shock and Awe: War on Words (The New Pacific Press, 2004). Her essays have appeared in The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader (2003), Art/Women/California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections (2002), and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (2003). A former Whitney Museum of Art fellow, she has received numerous grants, including two from the Ford Foundation.

  • Triangle East Asian History Colloquium (TEAHC) - April 15, 2006 10 am- 4pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/11 14:34:43

    Boyd Room, Carr Building Panel 1: 10 a.m.-12.30: Bordercrossings: Home and Empire Antonia Mary Finnane: (Department of History, University of Melbourne) “The Triumph of the Nomads and the Death of the Bolero: An Historical Costume Drama.” It is often said that "men submit, women do not submit," a reference to the fact that men adopted the Manchu robe while women retained Ming dress. A close analysis of clothing style argues that, on the contrary, there was an unusually high degree of exposure of the home/family to the state under the Qing empire. James A. Anderson, (Department of History, UNC Greensboro) “The Great King Nng Tr Cao: an Eleventh-Century Rebel's Role in Shaping Regional Identity Along the Modern Sino-Vietnamese Border” In the mountainous region separating Vietnam and China, far from the central governments in Hanoi and Beijing, there exists a scattered handful of temples and memorials dedicated to the life and deeds of the eleventh-century Tai-speaking leader, Nung Tri Cao (1025-1055?). Today, Tri Cao's ancient effort to shape a distinct political identity along the Sino-Vietnamese border continues to shape a collective ethnic identity that links communities straddling the modern border between Chinese and Vietnamese states. 12.30- 2 p.m. Lunch and Discussion: Planning future meetings of TEAHC Panel 2: 2.00 p.m.-4.30 p.m. Debates on Twentieth Century Chinese Modernity John Fitzgerald (International Center Asia Pacific Studies and Modern Chinese Studies, Australian National University) “Making China Equal: Social Visions of Modernity in late Qing and Republican China.” Michael Tsin, (Department of History, UNC Chapel Hill) "Modernity Revisited: An Update on a Review Essay." Comment and Discussion: Audience Reception follows

  • Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico, Wednesday, April 12 4:30 - 5:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/04 11:26:11

    A tertulia sponsored by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies to discuss Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico (2005), a new publication by Professor Jocelyn Olcott (History, Duke). For more information, please contact the Center at 681-3980. For reviews and synopsis of Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico, visit the Duke University Press Web site www.dukeupress.edu.

  • UNC-Duke Southern Studies Seminar Monday, April 10 5:00-7:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/04 11:27:09

    SETH DOWLAND, "Christian Academies and the Reordering of Southern Conservatism, 1965-1975." Monday, April 10th, 5-7 p.m., 569 Hamilton Hall, UNC Campus. Refreshments served. **Please RSVP by April 5th to Paul Quigley (pquigley@email.unc.edu) to reserve your place (seats are limited), and so that we can pre- circulate the paper to attendees** ABOUT SETH DOWLAND Seth Dowland is a Ph.D. candidate in the religion department at Duke University, working on a dissertation called "Christianity and Masculinity on Tobacco Road: Gender, Order, and the Bible in the South, 1965-2000." He teaches courses on southern and American religious history, and is particularly interested in how religion informs political activity. Outside of school, Dowland enjoys playing and watching all kinds of sports, but most especially basketball. Fellow sports nuts will excuse the deficiencies of a paper written in the midst of March Madness... ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The UNC-Duke Southern Studies Seminar is a new forum for interinstitutional and interdisciplinary collaboration by faculty and graduate students of both Duke and UNC. At each session, up to 15 attendees will discuss a precirculated chapter or article (typically a work in progress). The Seminar is co-organized by Paul Quigley of UNC and Kelly Kennington of Duke, and is funded in 2005-06 by a collaboration grant from the Robertson Scholars Foundation, with support from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South. www.unc.edu/~pquigley/seminar.html

  • NC History Undergraduate Thesis Writers Conference - Saturday, April 8, 2006 8:30 - 5:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/04/04 11:27:17

    We're inviting history departments statewide and history-related departments to submit proposals for student papers and panels. Conceived by Professors Neuschel and Balleisen; directed by Professors Gavins and Ewald. Featuring paper presentations by undergraduate students from seven North Carolina Universities. ­ Plenary address by Brad Snyder, former Duke University student, thesis writer, and author of "A Well-Paid Slave": Curt Flood and His Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports (Viking/Penguin, October 2006). ­ Panel titles include: Labor, Race, and Culture in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century U.S. Religion, War, and Historical Memory Revolution, Culture, and Memory in Twentieth- Century Communist Societies Revolution, Culture, and Identity: Eighteenth- Century Britain and France Politics, Education, and Culture in the Cold War Medicine, Philosophy, and War in Europe across Two Centuries Fascism, Politics, and Pacifism between the World Wars Resistance, Liberation, Occupation, and Memory in late to post-World War II ­ Registration and schedule information is available online at: http://events.duke.edu/nchutwc06. ­ Registration is $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and includes all the day's sessions as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. ­ For more information, please contact Philip Rubio at pfr2@duke.edu, or Kelly Kennington at kmk9@duke.edu.

  • Spring 2006 Alumni Speaker Series
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/18 09:46:24

    What They Think of Us: The United States in the Eyes of the World No country enjoys more power in the contemporary world than the United States, and none elicits more passionate responses. In recent years, American policies and influence have met with increasing disdain abroad, even as American products and ideals continue to gain an enthusiastic reception. In "What They Think of Us," Duke and UNC professors explore perceptions of the United States in four areas of the world. Join us as we examine the often explosive response to the United States in the contemporary world. CANADA Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 PM: John Thompson, Department of History, Duke University FRANCE Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 PM: Jean-Jacques Thomas, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University THE MIDDLE EAST Wednesday, March 8, 4:00 PM: Sarah Shields, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill GUATEMALA Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 PM: Diane Nelson, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University All lectures are at Richard White Lecture Hall, East Campus. For more information call 684-2988 or visit www.dukealumni.com or www-history.aas.duke.edu

  • Women and Empire Conference: March 24, 2006 8:30-2:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/03/13 15:29:30

    Antoinette Burton will join an interdisciplinary group of area scholars in a discussion of women and Empire, past and present, in the Women's Studies parlor. Panelists include our own Dirk Bonker, Thavolia Glymph, Heather Marshall, and Sucheta Mazumdar. Light breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.

  • Anne Firor Scott Keynote Address - March 23, 2006 4:30-6:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/03/13 15:28:25

    Antoinette Burton will give the Anne Firor Scott keynote address on Thursday, March 23, 2006, 4:30- 6pm, in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke. There will be a reception following the talk in the Women's Studies parlor.

  • Tom Scott Lecture March 21, 2006 4:30-5:30 Lilly Library
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/03/10 11:22:34

    Tom Scott, St. Andrews University, Scotland, will lecture on Tuesday, March 21 at the Thomas Room in Lilly Library on "The Origins and Development of the City State in Europe." Tom Scott is a leading social and economic historian of early modern Europe especially well known for his work on town-country relations, the rural economy, and the German Peasants' War of 1525. Among his books are: _Freiburg and the Breisgaus: Town-Country Relations in the Age of the Reformation and the Peasants' War_ (1986); _The German Peasants' War: A History in Documents_ (1991, with Bob Scribner); _Regional Identity and Economic Change: The Upper Rhine 1450-1600_ (1997); _The Peasantries of Europe from the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries_ (1998); and _Society and Economy in Germany, 1300- 1600_ (2002). His lecture on the European City State sketches out a new and comparative approach to the history of one of Europe's unique political formations. The City State has long been recognized as an unusually dynamic state formation at the center of key political, cultural and economic developments in European history: Renaissance urban culture in Italy, Swiss republicanism, the German urban reformation, and Flemish and Dutch capitalism.

  • Beardon Keynote - Nasher Museum - March 24, 2006
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/18 09:50:17

    A keynote discussion of Bearden's representations of women. Panel discussion will be composed of three participants including proposed speakers, Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia) and visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems.

  • Maryse Conde March 03, 2006 - 2:30pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/21 13:00:53

    "The Middle Passage: Literary Encounters of the French Caribbean" Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building

  • Richard Philcox Lecture March 03, 2006 - 10 am
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/21 12:59:13

    "Translating Frantz Fanon: Retrieving a Lost Voice" Upper East Side, East Union Building

  • Monday, February 20th, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 569 Hamilton Hall, UNC Campus.
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/10 16:31:57

    The UNC-Duke Southern Studies Seminar is a new forum for interinstitutional and interdisciplinary collaboration by faculty and graduate students of both Duke and UNC. At each session, up to 15 attendees will discuss a precirculated chapter or article (typically a work in progress). The Seminar is co- organized by Paul Quigley of UNC and Kelly Kennington of Duke, and is funded in 2005-06 by a collaboration grant from the Robertson Scholars Foundation, with support from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South. www.unc.edu/~pquigley/seminar.html This session-DAVID A. DAVIS, "Mechanization, Materialism, and Modernism in Faulkner's Flags in the Dust." David A. Davis is Georgia Carroll Kyser Fellow in American Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Managing Editor of the Southern Literary Journal. This essay is drawn from his dissertation, "World War I, Literary Modernism, and the U.S. South." Please RSVP by Feb 13th to Paul Quigley (pquigley@email.unc.edu) to reserve your place

  • Friday, February 17, 2006-Noon-Upper East Side Union Building
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/21 13:15:18

    Partitions of States and Minds by: Rada Ivekovic The lecture will address different types of partitions and divisions: divided memories, minds, partitioned states and separately constructed histories. An attempt will be made to find a common denominator for all these apparently diverse mechanisms. The author calls it "partage de la raison". Rada Ivekovic is a philosopher and an indologist. As a professor, she teaches philosophy at the College international de philosophie in Paris and at French Universities. Until 1991, she taught in the former Yugoslavia. Some of her books are: Divided Countries, Separated Cities. The Modern Legacy of Partition (ed., with Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes), Delhi, OUP 2003; Captive Gender. Ethnic Stereotypes & Cultural Boundaries, Delhi, Kali for Women -- Women Unlimited, 2005, and Partitions. Reshaping States and Minds, co-authored with S. Bianchini, S. Chaturvedi and R. Samaddar Frank Cass/Routledge 2005.

  • February 17 - Jared Diamond - Nelson Music Room-3:30-5:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/20 11:11:41

    Dr. Jared Diamond from UCLA will give a talk titled "What Is Science? Is History A Science? " on February 17, 2006 from 3:30-5:30pm in the Nelson Music Room (East Duke Building, East Campus). Diamond is professor of geography at UCLA and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize winning "Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies", and, most recently, "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed."

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2006-Trent History of Medicine Society
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/13 14:33:56

    Margaret Humphreys, MD, PhD Professor, History Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine Immensely Human:The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War History of Medicine Reading Room 102 Medical Center Library Light Buffet Supper at 5:30pm Paper begins at 6:00pm Call 660-1143 for more information.

  • Monday, February 13, 2006-229 Carr Building-Noon
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/10 16:38:28

    Micol Seigel presents: Afro-Brazilians' "Global Vision": (Trans)Nationalism in the São Paulo Press This talk explores the transnational reach of the community of readers and writers of the Afro- Brazilian press in São Paulo after World War I. Like other denizens of this hugely cosmopolitan city, Afro-Paulista journalists embraced the flux of commerce, migration, and technological innovation, the sparks of the rise of mass culture of which they were also a part. Their lives were far from the backwoods insularity still too-often imagined as the lot of those on the isolated periphery of the North Atlantic metropoles. In fact, black press writers formulated their activist positions in conversation with interlocutors and global currents far and near. This paper considers the global currents in which the black press community negotiated its local everyday, challenging prevailing assumptions about Afro- Brazilians' unquestioning fealty to their nation- state and their supposed ignorance of the “truth” of racial hierarchy in Brazil. Such a contextualization also serves to complicate the dichotomy between nationalism and transnationalism, here intimately interrelated by this smart, strategic group of anti-racist activists. Professor Micol Seigel is an assistant professor of Liberal Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.

  • February 9, 2006-Rebecca J. Plant-204A East Duke-6:00-8:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/10 16:50:44

    LECTURE: War Mothers: Patriotic Maternalism and American Culture Professor Plant, Assistant Professor of History at University of California, San Diego, a Residential Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, currently working on her first book, The Repeal of Mother Love: Momism and the Reconstruction of Philip Wylie's America, to be published by University of Chicago Press 2007.

  • February 9, 2006-Rebecca J.Scott-240 John Hope Franklin Center - 4:00
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/10 16:50:35

    Race, Space, Place: The Making and Unmaking of Freedoms in the Atlantic World Spring 2006 African and African American Studies Lecture Series "Public Rights and Private Commerce: An Atlantic Creole Itinerary"- reception to follow. Professor Scott is the Charles Gibson Distinguished Professor of History, Professor of Law, and Faculty Associate, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, and author of the recently published Degrees of Freedom: Louisana And Cuba After Slavery (Harvard, 2005).

  • February 3, 2006 - Nelson Music Room - 11:30 - 5:30
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/02/01 15:13:08

    Civilities and Civil Rights, A Retrospective After 25 Years Event Schedule 11:30a.m. - 1 p.m. Screening of February One, followed by Q and A 1:15 - 2:00p.m. Professor Ira Berlin, University of Maryland, How Power Concedes: Civilities and Civil Rights in the Long Duree of the African American Past. Moderator: Donna Benson, Winston Salem State University. 2 - 2:45 p.m. Professor John Dittmer, Depauw University, Civilities and Its Legacies. Moderator: Professor Carlton Wilson, North Carolina Central University. 3-4 p.m. Panel of Dr. Chafe former graduate students: Tim Tyson (Duke), Christina Greene (Wisconsin), Matthew Countryman (Michigan), Leslie Brown (Washington University). Moderator: Professor Raymond Gavins, Duke University. 4:15-5:30p.m. Activist Reflections: Claude Barnes and Ann Atwater. Moderator: Professor Jarvis Hall, North Carolina Central University. 5:30 - 5:45 Reflections, Professor Chafe Keynote Speakers: Ann Atwater who grew up in Whiteville, NC, moved to Durham in 1953. In the middle 1960s she joined United Organizations for Community Improvement,an all-Black neighborhood federation that emerged out of War on Poverty. She became one of the most respected community organizers in Durham and an expert on public housing regulations. She is well known for her participation in a 1971 Durham community council on school desegregation, which brought her into conflict and then friendship with local Ku Klux Klan president C. P. Ellis. She has received a multitude of honors and awards for her work, which has been chronicled in the book Best of Enemies by Osha Davidson and the film An Unlikely Friendship. Claude Barnes is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and he received both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. He was active in the Greensboro Association of Poor People and Students Organized for Black Unity. In 1969, the school board's lack of recognition of his write- in candidacy for student body president at Dudley High School ultimately ignited a student revolt that was chronicled in Civilities and Civil Rights. He now teaches political science at North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro. Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor at the University ofMaryland, has won the Bancroft Prize for the best book in American history; the Frederick Douglass Prize by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute; the Owsley Prize by the Southern Historical Association, and the Rudwick Prize by the Organization of American Historians. He was president of the Organization of American Historians from 2002-2003. John Dittmer,Professor of History Emeritus at Depauw University, is the author of Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, which won the Bancroft Prize, the Lillian Smith Award and the Herbert Gutman Prize, among others. Organizing committee: Ray Gavins (Duke), Jarvis Hall (NCCU), Charles Payne (Duke) and Carlton Wilson (NCCU). Co- sponsored by African and African American Studies,the Department of History, the Initiative in History and Public Policy and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

  • Dominic Sachsenmaier Departmental Lecture February 3 Noon Room 229
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/31 13:15:32

    TOPIC: Chinese Reactions to World War One - Seen From a Trans-Cultural Perspective. Sachsenmaier is an Assistant Professor in Global History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his PhD in European & International History from Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany in 2000.

  • Thomas DuBois Departmental Lecture January 27 Noon Room 229
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/17 12:13:01

    TOPIC:TBA Professor Tom DuBois joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000 and now leads the department's Area Studies Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania and teaches, writes, and researches on a variety of Nordic topics

  • Laurent DuBois Departmental Lecture January 24 Noon Room 229
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/17 12:13:30

    TOPIC: "Voltaire, Zaïre, Dessalines: Enlightenment Theatre in the French Atlantic." Laurent Dubois is associate professor of history at Michigan State University. He is author of Les esclaves de la République: l'histoire oubliée de la première émancipation, 1789-1794.

  • Cemil Aydin Departmental Lecture January 20, 2006 Noon Room 229
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/12 12:51:14

    TOPIC: An Anti-Western Internationalism? Comparative Reflections on Pan-Islamic and Pan- Asian Thought (1882-1920) Cemil Aydin recently completed a manuscript, titled The Politics of Anti Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan- Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought (1882-1945), which is currently under review for publication. Meanwhile, he is writing an article on “International History from Non-Western Perspectives” for a book project by the German Research Foundation study group on “The Conceptions of World Orders in Global History.” Dr. Aydin is also organizing an international conference on the “Anti-Western Critiques in Iran, Turkey and Japan: Historical and Comparative Perspectives” to be held at Harvard Academy in May 2005.

  • Timothy Tyson Departmental Lecture January 18, 2006 Noon Room 229
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/12 12:52:18

    TOPIC: "Freedom Stories: Tales From Our Little Mopping Up Operation at the Grassroots" Tim Tyson teaches and writes the history of African American freedom movements in the 20th century South. His most recent book, Blood Done Sign My Name, appeared in May 2004. It tells the story of a racial murder and black uprising in his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina, when Tyson was eleven and the father of one of his friends murdered a young black man and Black Power radicals fought back with fire. His first book, Democracy Betrayed: the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and its Legacy, co-edited with David S. Cecelski, won the 1999 Outstanding Book Award from the The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. His second book, Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power, won the James Rawley Prize and the Frederick Jackson Turner Award both from the Organization of American Historians. "Freedom Ride 2001: Sites and Sounds of the Freedom Struggle" won the Best Summer School Course from the National Association of Summer School Sessions. He has been selected as Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. He is a native of North Carolina, a founding member of the Harmony Bar Writers Collective, and lives with his wife, Perri Morgan, and their two children, Hope and Sam. He loves to make Southern-style chicken and pork barbecue for students and friends.

  • Janet Afary Departmental Lecture January 12, 2006 Noon Room 229
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/01/12 12:58:51

    TOPIC: " From Mullah to Goya: The Art and Politics of Mullah Nasreddin 1906 - 1912 " Dr. Janet Afary is a native of Iran. She received her M.A. from the Department of Literature of Tehran University and her Ph.D. in Modern Middle East History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is an Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at Purdue University. Dr. Afary is author of The Iranian Constitutional Revolution: Grassroots Democracy, Social Democracy, and the Origins of Feminism (N. Y.: Columbia UP, 1996), which was also translated and published in Iran (Bisotoun, 2000) and co-author of Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism (University of Chicago Press, 2005). She was awarded year-long fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS), and has received grants from the SOROS and IREX foundations. Dr. Afary has co-edited three volumes and published numerous articles, many of which have also been translated or reprinted in Iran, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, France, and Britain. She is currently President of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS-MESA, 2004-2005), and President of the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS-MESA, 2004-2006). She was also past- president of the Coordinating Council for Women in History of the American Historical Association (CCWH-AHA).

  • Faculty Awards
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/11 08:53:07

    A roundup of the recent History faculty that have been recognized for their efforts is available online.

  • Faculty Publications
    Pete Camagna, for faculty, 2005/09/21 15:29:05

    A roundup of recent publications by the faculty of the History department is available online.

  • UNC-Duke Southern Studies Seminar Tuesday, November 15, 2005
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/17 11:33:22

    LAURA F. EDWARDS, "Women and the Tangled History of Rights, Law, and Governance in the Nineteenth-Century South." Tuesday, November 15th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 569 Hamilton Hall, UNC Campus. Refreshments served. ABOUT LAURA EDWARDS: Laura Edwards is professor of history, Director of Graduate Studies, and Co-Director of the Institute for Critical U.S. Studies, all at Duke University. The author of _Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction_ (1997) and _Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era_ (2000), Edwards is currently working on a book project that deals with the reconfiguration of domestic relations, patriarchy, and the status of white women and enslaved women and men in the early nineteenth century. ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The UNC-Duke Southern Studies Seminar is a new forum for interinstitutional and interdisciplinary collaboration by faculty and graduate students of both Duke and UNC. At each session, up to 15 attendees will discuss a precirculated chapter or article (typically a work in progress). The Seminar is co-organized by Paul Quigley of UNC and Kelly Kennington of Duke, and is funded in 2005-06 by a collaboration grant from the Robertson Scholars Foundation. For more information, see www.unc.edu/~pquigley/seminar.html

  • Personnel Changes
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/11 08:52:17

    Bill Chafe, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for undergraduate Education, left his administrative posts on June 30, 2004, to return to teaching in the Department of History.

    Laura Edwards has been promoted as of July 1, 2005 to Full Professor and will be acting DGS when she returns from her leave this fall.

    Bruce Kuniholm will become director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy and chair of the Department of Public Policy Studies effective July 1, 2005.

  • Examining Genocide: Why "Never Again" Happens Again Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 7:00 PM in Love Auditorium
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/11 08:49:24

    A Panel Discussion in Commemoration of Kristallnacht Moderated by Professor Bruce Jentleson On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis engaged in Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), destroying Jewish property and deporting thousands of Jews to concentration camps. On the 67th anniversary of this tragedy that precipitated the Holocaust, the Freeman Center for Jewish Life is holding a panel discussion on the topic of genocide. The panel will include: David J. Scheffer, Former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001). Iain Levine, Program Director for Human Rights Watch William Parsons, Chief of Staff at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Eric Reeves, Professor at Smith College and Sudan Expert. This program is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 7:00 PM in Love Auditorium located in the LSRC. Co-sponsored by the Eisenberg Family Fund, Duke Conversations, Duke Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Race Relations, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Duke Human Rights Coalition, and the Multicultural Center.

  • Langford Lecture Luncheon Thursday, November 10, 2005
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/11 08:49:13

    featuring Margaret Humphreys, Professor of History and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Noon - 1:45 p.m. Von Canon Hall, Bryan Center

  • Paul Kramer Lecture Wednesday, November 9, 2005
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/11 08:48:20

    5:30 PM - 07:00 PM Room 240, John Hope Franklin Center. The Darkness that Enters the Home: The Politics of Prostitution Paul Kramer, Johns Hopkins University The lecture will discuss the politics of regulating prostitution in the Philippines during the early period of U.S. occupation. Sponsored by the Asia/Pacific Studies Institute, the Department of History, the Institute for Critical US Studies, and Women's Studies For more information, contact Yan Li by phone at 919-684-5425

  • Patricia Limerick Lecture Wednesday, November 9, 2005
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/11 08:48:07

    4:30 PM -Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center. The Fight for the Forefathers: Who Owns Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold? (Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History) Patricia N. Limerick, Professor of History, University of Colorado at Boulder Sponsored by Forest History Society, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, History Department For more information, contact Steven Anderson, Forest History Society by phone at 919-682-9319 . URL: http://www.lib.duke.edu/forest/Events/lecture2005. html

  • Ashanti Alston Talk by Former Black Panther Monday, November 7, 2005
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/08 13:11:37

    7pm. White Auditorium. "Alterglobalization: From the Black Panthers to the Zapatistas"

  • Bill Chafe Book Signing Saturday, November 5, 2005
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/01 10:50:25

    Bill Chafe will be at the Regulator Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 3:00 doing a book signing for his new book: PRIVATE LIVES/PUBLIC CONSEQUENCES. Bill Chafe’s new book is Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America (Harvard University Press). Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America by Chafe, William H. Published: Harvard University Press, 2005 Inventory Status: On Our Shelves Now A political leader's decisions can determine the fate of a nation, but what determines how and why that leader makes certain choices? William H. Chafe, a distinguished historian of twentieth century America, examines eight of the most significant political leaders of the modern era in order to explore the relationship between their personal patterns of behavior and their political decision-making process. The result is a fascinating look at how personal lives and political fortunes have intersected to shape America over the past fifty years. One might expect our leaders to be healthy, wealthy, genteel, and happy. In fact, most of these individuals--from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr., from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton--came from dysfunctional families, including three children of alcoholics; half grew up in poor or only marginally secure homes; most experienced discord in their marriages; and at least two displayed signs of mental instability. What links this extraordinarily diverse group is an intense ambition to succeed, and the drive to overcome adversity. Indeed, adversity offered a vehicle to develop the personal attributes that would define their careers and shape the way they exercised power. Chafe probes the influences that forged these men's lives, and profiles the distinctive personalities that molded their exercise of power in times of danger and strife. The history of the United States from the Depression into the new century cannot be understood without exploring the dynamic and critical relationship between personal history and political leadership that these eight life stories so poignantly reveal.

  • Professor James Sweet to lecture Wednesday, Nov 2 @ 3pm
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2005/11/08 13:11:26

    The Evolution of Ritual in the African Diaspora: Central African Kilundu in Brazil, St. Domingue, and the United States A lecture by Professor James Sweet, Author of RECREATING AFRICA: CULTURE, KINSHIP, AND RELIGION IN THE AFRO-PORTUGUESE WORLD, 1441- 1770 Wednesday, November 2, 2005 3:00 PM, Carr 229 Sponsored by African and African American Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Institute for Critical U.S. Studies, and Department of History

  • Symposium: Anti-Americanism and National Identity in Greece and Turkey
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2007/09/04 11:03:58

    Marty Miller will be moderating a symposium the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program is sponsoring, "Anti-Americanism and National Identity in Greece and Turkey," on Friday, October 28, 2005, 7:00 p.m. at the John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240, Duke University.

    Moderator: Martin Miller, Professor, Department of History

    Panelists: Erdag Göknar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, on Turkey: Anti-Imperialism (and Anti-Americanism beginning in the 1950s) has been central to notions of Turkish identity on the right and on the left. The military coups of 1960, 1971, 1980, and 1997 demonstrated an ongoing contestation over national ideals and ideologies in the context of the Cold War and its legacy. In retrospect, the struggle between imperial and national aims revealed an ironic convergence of leftists, nationalists, and Islamicists at the intersection of Anti-Americanism.

    Nick Omirly, MALS 2003, on Greece: Political violence related to Anti-Americanism in Greece has its roots in WWII. The Greek resistance movement and struggle for liberation during the Nazi occupation became in turn a struggle for the ideological domination of modern Greece. It resulted in the violent, ideological divisions that characterized the Greek Civil War. During the Cold War, US interests in the southern Mediterranean replaced old European interests and became entangled in Greek politics. My comments will address why political violence in modern Greece was directed towards the US.

    This symposium is intended as a seminar. Readings from the panelists will be made available in advance for all participants.

    Space is limited. To register, contact the MALS office (919-684-3222; dukemals@duke.edu).

    PARKING: Free parking is available across Trent Drive in the Marshall I. Pickens clinic lot. Additional paid parking is available next door to the Franklin Center in the parking deck at the corner of Erwin and Fulton Streets.

  • Felicia Kornbluh to Speak at Sallie Bingham Center on October 27
    Pete Camagna, for faculty, 2005/10/11 13:05:32

    Professor Felicia Kornbluh will be speaking at the conference sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for the history of women on October 27th. The conference overall is titled "Feminist Generations" and her panel is "Documenting Social Movements." The conference begins on the afternoon of October 26th with a keynote address by Ellie Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

  • Seminar on "Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi"
    Pete Camagna, for faculty, 2005/09/21 10:33:56

    The African & African American Studies Program and the Department of History are co-sponsoring a faculty-grad seminar with Professor John Dittmer, author of the Brancroft Award-Winning book, "Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi."

    The seminar will be a discussion of chapters 11 and 12 of "Local People," which is on reserve at Perkins. The seminar will be Wednesday, October 5 at 5:30 pm in Room 240 Franklin Center.

    Please contact Aqila Coulthurst to reserve a space. Dinner will be served.

  • January 19, 2007 - Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society Program for Spring 2007
    Carla Ivey, for faculty, 2006/12/13 15:10:45

    January 19
    Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith (UNC Chapel Hill), Saving Sergeant Caldwell: Caldwell v. Parker, WWI, and the African-American Freedom Struggle

    February 9
    Prof. John Thornton (Boston University), African Military Experience and Identity of Africans in the Diaspora, 1600-1800

     March 2 Michael Allsep (UNC Chapel Hill), Bridge to Reform: Elihu Root, New York Elites and Army Reform, 1898-1904

    4-6 PM at the National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive,  Research Triangle Park, NC  27709

    For further information please contact Dirk Bonker at db48@duke.edu


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