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Laura Edwards

Re-Imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions

Laura Edwards has been part of a project, "Re-Imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions," organized out of Oxford University by Joanna Innes and Mark Philp, which held a series of workshops and has resulted in a book, with commissioned...

Edward Balleisen

International Partnership: Edward Balleisen

Edward Balleisen is the Program Committee Chair for the 2014 meeting of Business History in Frankfurt in March. He was the Print Media Committee Chair for the Business History Conference for 2013-14 and the Trustee for this conference...

Greenlee-Donnell Featured in PBS History Detectives

Greenlee-Donnell Featured in PBS History Detectives

Duke doctoral candidate Cynthia Greenlee-Donnell will be featured on PBS' "History Detectives" on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The show investigates historical "mysteries" or helps identify historical objects. In its 10th season, "History Detectives" enlists historians, other academics, and appraisers...

Thavolia Glymph

Glymph Elected to American Antiquarian Society

Thavolia Glymph has been elected to membership in the American Antiquarian Society. This is a very high honor -- since its establishment just over a hundred years ago, the Society has only elected some 2900 individuals to its membership,...

Laurent Dubois

Dubois in NYTimes: Confronting the Legacies of Slavery

DURHAM, North Carolina — Late one afternoon in March, officials unveiled a new monument at the University of the West Indies, in Cave Hill, Barbados. The ceremony featured African drumming, a historian’s lecture, a bishop’s prayer and a song performed by a school choir with the chorus, “We cry...

Nathans Wins Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Nathans Wins Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Sydney Nathans, Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker (Harvard University Press). The Douglass Prize was created jointly by Yale University's Gilder...

Courtney Spence

How Duke History Classes Fostered Openness to Foreign Cultures - Courtney Spence

Duke alumna Courtney Spence found that history classes opened windows into the world. She translated those learning experiences into founding Students of the World, a nonprofit that empowers students mediamakers to share the stories of innovators and programs that tackle some of the globe's...

Courtney Spence

How Duke History Classes Fostered Openness to Foreign Cultures - Courtney Spence

Duke alumna Courtney Spence found that history classes opened windows into the world. She translated those learning experiences into founding Students of the World, a nonprofit that empowers students mediamakers to share the stories of innovators and programs that tackle some of the globe's...

Rebecca Stone

Alumni Profile: Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone (2012) interned at the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Office of Government Relations this summer, where she helped restart an after-hours program, "Portaits After 5," as part of the internship.  Stone received a Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Grant for Summer...

Brence Pernell

Alumni Profile: Brence Pernell

Brence Pernell (2008) received his M.Ed. from the Harvard University School of Education in 2009. He currently teaches humanities at the Community Charter School of Cambridge, in Cambridge, Mass. This summer, he was selected to attend an NEH seminar for secondary teachers on Latino Identity at...

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