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Epidemics in History: Faculty Reflections on COVID-19

In times of crisis, historians look back in search of answers for the present. What seems to many as the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic appears familiar in historical perspective: humanity confronting the prospect of horrific losses, and a plague testing the social bonds. Epidemics call upon...

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Gunther Peck in Duke Today

Professor Gunther Peck is quoted in Duke Today on the results of Tuesday's primary.

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Professor Miller's "The Russian Revolutionary Emigres, 1825-1870" reissued after more than three decades

Johns Hopkins Press—with a grant from the NEH/Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book program to reissue classics in some fields—has just brought out a brand-new edition of ...

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"Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham" Franklin Gallery Exhibit Opening Monday, October 28, 2019

Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham, NC


Uneven Ground is a traveling public exhibition by Bull City 150 that tells the story of...

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Cecilia Marquez's article “Juan Crow and the Erasure of Blackness in the Latina/o South” is available for open access

The roundtable on the Latino/a South in Labor, which featured Cecilia Marquez, was selected to be open-access.  Her article,“Juan Crow and the Erasure of Blackness in the Latina/o South” is now available online...

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Nicole Barnes awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize

Nicole Barnes, Assistant Professor of History at Duke University, has been awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her recent book, Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945 (University of California Press, 2018). ...

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Nancy MacLean Interviewed on MSNBC's AMJoy

Watch Nancy MacLean's interview on MSNBC's AM Joy with Joy Reid!  The interview aired on Sunday, 9/22/19.  It starts at 16:30 with the clip from Paul Weyrich on not wanting people to vote, and runs about 9 mins.


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Prof. Mestyan co-directs project "La fabrique du Caire moderne"

Prof. Mestyan co-directs with Prof. Mercedes Volait (CNRS) a project on the modern urban history of Cairo, Egypt. “La fabrique du Caire moderne” (Twitter: @...

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Cecilia Marquez co-edits issue of the "Journal of American Ethnic History" and is featured in a roundtable on the Latino/a South in "Labor"

Prof. Cecilia Marquez recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History.   She was also featured  in a roundtable on the Latino/a South in Labor,...