• borderworks

    BorderWork(s), an interdisciplinary humanities lab at the FHC, examines the human consequences of how we imagine geographic space. Read more

  • dirk

    Dirk Bonker’s new book considers the rise of militarism in the U.S. and Germany. Read more

  • women in combat

    Anna Krylova reshapes our understanding of women’s relationship to combat and violence. Read more

  • John Martin and Milan

    John Martin’s current research examines the history of law, torture, and identity in early modern Europe, with a particular emphasis on Milan. Read more

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Duke University's History Department ranks among the top fifteen programs in the country.  Our 40-plus full time faculty members cover a diverse array of topics, but share a common approach to the past: We join deep knowledge of particular areas with broad engagement across fields and disciplines to produce award-winning scholarship.



    • Laura Edwards

Professor Laura Edwards Named the New Peabody Family Professor of History

Duke University has named Laura Edwards the Peabody Family Professor of History in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. This distinguished professorship is given in recognition…

Duke Ph.D. History Candidate awarded Fulbright Fellowship

Andrew Ruoss has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for research in the Netherlands for this coming academic year. Andrew is researching the Dutch and English East India…

Duke Ph.D. Candidate Awarded National Women's Studies Fellowship

Paige Welch has received one of ten 2014 Woodrow Wilson Studies Dissertation Fellowships for this upcoming academic year. The stipend will help support her work on…
    • anne scott firor

Anne Firor Scott Research Award 2014 Announcement

The Anne Firor Scott Award is given to help students (undergraduates planning to take the History Senior Honors Seminar) engaged in research in women's history to…

Colloquium: April 21, 2014

    • Colloquium Fischer Kattner 2014
Monday, April 21, noon-1:30  Anke Fischer-Kattner, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany  Dearth, disease and death in trenches, before Flanders Fields: Early modern siege warfare at Ostend (1601-3)
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