Undergraduate News

History minor, Gabrielle Stewart, named Rhodes Scholar

Gabrielle Stewart, a classical languages major, history minor and Benjamin N. Duke Scholar has been named a Rhodes Scholar.  Read more about Gabrielle here.

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Elizabeth Barahona invited to present paper

Elizabeth Barahona’s paper, "The Long History of Latinx Students at Duke 1929-2017,” has been accepted for presentation at the Phi Alpha Theta 2018 Biennial Convention in New Orleans on January 3-6, 2018.  Elizabeth is a senior History Major who wrote this paper as part of her honors thesis...

Duke History Union: Nazism, Nationalism, and Populism, OCT. 25 @ 7 PM

Duke’s very own Dr. James Chappel will be dazzling the History Union with an enlightening talk on the origins and rise of nationalism and populism in Europe during the 1920s and 30s, while also relating these “old” ideologies to their surprising modern resurrection.

Don’t miss out on this...

History students sweep 2017 Library Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Lowell Aptman Prize for first and second year students: 

McKenzie Cook, “World War I and the London Theatre”, written for History 186S:  Living through the Great War (spring 2017); faculty mentor Kristin Neuschel


History Major Jack Harrington wins Lowell Aptman Prize

Jack Harrington been awarded the Lowell Aptman Prize for Duke Undergraduate 3rd and 4th year researchers.  Jack's essay, "In The Empire’s Back-Yard: The Radicalization of Public Opinion In Ireland and its Impact on the Anglo-Irish War...

McKenzie Cook wins Lowell Aptman Prize

McKenzie Cook won the Lowell Aptman Prize for her research essay "World War I and the London Theater," which she wrote as a sophomore in Prof. Kristen Neuschel's seminar, "Living Through the Great War." The essay considers literature...


During PBS’ AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Great War” session at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA on Monday, January 16, 2017, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg, military historian and author Edward A. Gutierrez, producer Stephen Ives, author and Duke...

The Duke History Department Congratulates its Honors Students!

KATHERINE CHERNOVA Histories and Historiographies of Juvenile Delinquency in Nineteenth-Century England Advisor: Prof. Susan Thorne

STEVEN HEER The Effects of Western Land Speculation on the American Revolution Advisor: Prof. Vasant Kaiwar


Meaghan Kachadoorian’s essay Radical Aesthetics: Posters of the Chilean Solidarity Movement won the 2016 Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize

Integrating a rich array of images, interviews, contemporaneous news reports, and scholarly literature, “Radical Aesthetics” analyzes the visual content and political framing of protests against the 1973 US-backed coup against Salvador Allende’s government in Chile.  Although they shared a...

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.