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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...

Profile: Anne-Marie Angelo

Profile: Anne-Marie Angelo

As a doctoral candidate Anne-Marie Angelo studied the global Black Panther Party in England and the Middle East. Her studies took her to Egypt, where she had a front seat for the Arab Spring. 

Anne-Marie Angelo received her PhD from Duke University's History Department in 2013. While the...

Elrod Wins Fulbright Research Grant

Elrod Wins Fulbright Research Grant

Ashley Elrod was awarded a Fulbright research grant and as well as a research fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or DAAD) for 2013-2014. She has accepted the DAAD grant. Ashley studies gender, work, and the household in post-Reformation...

Rojas Wins Fulbright Grant

Rojas Wins Fulbright Grant

Rochelle Rojas's research elucidates quotidian witch beliefs in the Basque lands, and uses them as a lens through which to examine important aspects of the history of this region in the tumultuous 16th and 17th centuries. He work traces the historical evolution of witchcraft beliefs, from common...

Ashley Young

Young Wins Andrew Nadell Book Collectors Contest

On February 21, 2013, Ashley Young competed in the “Battle of the Books” competition as part of Duke’s Andrew T...

Farrish Co-edits The Journal of Peter Horry, South Carolinian

Farrish Co-edits The Journal of Peter Horry, South Carolinian

History PhD student, Meggan Farish, is pictured above, holding a copy of the book she co-edited with Professor Roy Talbert (left), entitled The Journal of Peter Horry, South Carolinian: Recording the New Republic, 1812-1814. Peter Horry (1744-1815) was a rice planter and slaveholder in...

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