Alumni Stories

Duke Historian Robert Durden Dies at 90

Longtime Duke history professor Robert Durden, who wrote the definitive study of the Duke family and the founding of Duke University, died March 4. He was 90.

Alejandro Velasco publishes Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela

New book by Alejandro Velasco (2009) "Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela," produced a flurry of appearances from coast to coast, including Duke, which interviewed and profiled Alejando: ...

Julia Gaffield's Book is Out From UNC Press

The book, "Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World," by Julia Gaffield (2012) is now out from UNC Press:

Alejandro Velasco publishes Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela

Growing up in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, Alejandro Velasco (M.A.’02, Ph.D.’09) was always curious about the public-housing neighborhood known as 23 de Enero (January 23). The community was named for the date in 1958 when the country’s dictatorship fell, a fact that underscores the...

Julia Gaffield publishes Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World

On January 1, 1804, Haiti shocked the world by declaring independence. Historians have long portrayed Haiti's postrevolutionary period as one during which the international community rejected Haiti's Declaration of Independence and adopted a policy of isolation designed to...

In Praise of John Hope Franklin

Speaking at Duke, Faust cites scholar's dedication to the field of African-American history, and to reminding the nation of its troubled past and present.

Jacob Remes Commemorates Katrina Ten Years Later

This week marks ten years that I've been thinking and writing about disaster—and more importantly, ten years since Katrina. To commemorate both those things (the former obliquely), I have a piece in The Atlantic today about how the solidarity needed and practiced after Katrina can be an...

AHA Today Announces Winner of First Blog Contest

The American Historical Association (AHA) is pleased to announce the winners of its first AHA Today Blog Contest. Over the course of the summer, each of these historians will be writing for AHA Today about their scholarship and the experience of doing their research. One of the three winners is...

Reena Goldthree on Latin America and the Caribbean

Goldthree was profiled in Dartmouth Now.  This Focus on Faculty Q&A is part of an ongoing series of interviews exploring what keeps Dartmouth professors busy inside--and outside--the classroom.


Elizabeth Fenn Wins Pulitzer Prize for History

Elizabeth A. Fenn's "Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People" has won the Pulitzer Prize for history.

Fenn was cited...