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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...

Garriott Awarded Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Garriott Awarded Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Caroline Garriott's dissertation charts the ebb and flow of sacred image-objects across the Iberian Peninsula and between the two largest cities of colonial South America, Lima "City of Kings" (founded in 1535) and Salvador da Bahia "City of the Holy Savior of the Bay of all Saints" (founded in ...

Julia Gaffield

Gaffield Wins Southern Historical Association Dissertation Prize

The Southern Historical Association Dissertation Prize Committee cited Gaffield's work in their award announcement as follows: "Starting with its 1804 Declaration of Independence, Julia Gaffield charts Haiti’s fraught early experiences in international affairs. While securing or failing to...

Leading Journal on Latin American Finds Home at Duke

Leading Journal on Latin American Finds Home at Duke

In July, Duke History Professors John French, Jocelyn Olcott and Pete Sigal took over editorial leadership of The Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR). The journal is published quarterly by Duke University Press in cooperation with the Conference on Latin American History and the American...

Hall Wins American Historical Association Award for African History Book

Hall Wins American Historical Association Award for African History Book

Bruce Hall’s book A History of Race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960 is the co-winner of this year’s Martin A. Klein Award for the best book in African History by the American Historical Association.

Drawing on a wide variety of sources, the author demonstrates the ways in which arguments...

Stern Wins Mellon New Directions Fellowship - Visualizing Soverignty in the Colonial World

Phil Stern has been awarded a New Directions Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation for his project, “Visualizing Sovereignty in the Colonial World.”  

The Mellon New Directions Fellowship is...

Reddy Wins 2012 Pinkney Prize

Reddy Wins 2012 Pinkney Prize

Bill Reddy's most recent book -- The Making of Romantic Love -- has won the 2012 Pinkney Prize. This prize is awarded by the Society...

Balleisen wins Smith Richard Foundation Grant to Study Regulatory Change

Balleisen wins Smith Richard Foundation Grant to Study Regulatory Change

Ed Balleisen, along with Duke Law Professors Jonathan Wiener and Kim Krawiec, and Duke environmental economist Lori Bennear, have won a major grant from the Smith Richardson...

The Company-State

Phil Stern Wins Trevor Reese Memorial Prize

Phil Stern has won the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize for his bookThe Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India, published by Oxford University Press in 2011. This prize, offered...

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