Dirk Bonker

Dirk Bonker

Associate Professor in the Department of History

External address: 
208 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: 
(919) 684-3930

Overview

I am a historian of the United States and Germany, who focuses on questions of militarism, warfare, and empire in the long twentieth century. In my work, I also address larger questions about how best to "globalize" and "internationalize" U.S and German histories in the modern age.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University 2002

Bonker, D. “Power, Law and the End of Privateering by Jan Martin Lemnitzer.” American Historical Review. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Bonker, D. “To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War, eds. Vincent P.O. Hara, W. David Jackson and Richard Worth.” German Studies Review. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

Boenker, Dirk. “Maritime Industry in Germany: Shipping-Shipyards-Trade-Naval Power in the19th and 20th Century.” German Studies Review. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, October 1, 2014.

Bonker, D. “Josephus Daniels: His Life and Time by Lee Craig.” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, July 2014. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537781414000280. Full Text

Bonker, D. “Maritime Wirtschaft in Deutschland, eds. Jürgen Elvert, Sigurd Hess and Heinrich Walle.” German Studies Review. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Boenker, Dirk. “A Duel of Nations: Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871.” German Studies Review. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, October 1, 2013.

Pages

Bonker, D. “Preparedness.” Edited by E. J. Blum. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2016.

Bonker, D. “Naval Race between Germany and Great Britain, 1898-1912.” Edited by U. Daniel, P. Gatrell, O. Janz, H. Jones, J. Keene, A. Kramer, and B. Nasson. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, January 11, 2015.

Bonker, D. “Maritime Force and the Limits of Empire: Naval Warfare, Commerce, and Law in Germany and the United States before the First World War.” Edited by D. Eley, Geoff and D. Naranch, Bradley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Bonker, D. “Ein German Way of War? Deutscher Militarismus und maritime Kriegführung im Ersten Weltkrieg.” Edited by Sven-Oliver Müller and Cornelius Torp. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, April 12, 2011.

Bonker, D. “A German Way of War? Narratives of German Militarism and Maritime Warfare in World War I.” Edited by S. O. Muller and C. Torp. New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011.

Bonker, D. “Deutscher Militarismus und maritime Kriegführung im Ersten Weltkrieg.” Edited by S. O. Muller and C. Torp. Göttingen, 2008.

Bonker, D. “Naval professionalism and the state in turn-of-the-century Germany and America.” Edited by W. M. McBride. New Interpretations in Naval History. NAVAL INST PRESS, January 1, 1998.

Fall 2019

Intro History Modern Warfare (HISTORY 114)
Class Bldg 103, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Focusing Prep Port Prelim Cert (HISTORY 704S)
Class Bldg 229, Th 08:30 AM-11:15 AM

Spring 2018

Senior Thesis Seminar (HISTORY 496S)
Carr 229, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Fall 2017

Cap Sem: American Militarism (HISTORY 476S)
West Duke 108A, W 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
Senior Thesis Seminar (HISTORY 495S)
Carr 229, Tu 03:05 PM-05:30 PM

Fall 2016

Western Warfare Since 1789 (HISTORY 285D)
East Duke 108, TuTh 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
Western Warfare Since 1789 (HISTORY 285D)
Friedl Bdg 216, Th 04:40 PM-05:30 PM
Western Warfare Since 1789 (HISTORY 285D)
East Duke 204A, F 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
North American History (Top) (HISTORY 790S-04)
Carr 229, W 08:30 AM-11:00 AM

Spring 2016

Gtwy Sem-The U.s. & The World (HISTORY 175S)
Carr 229, W 08:30 AM-11:00 AM

Fall 2014

Research Seminar In History (HISTORY 701S)
Carr 241, W 08:45 AM-11:15 AM

Spring 2014

German History Through Film (HISTORY 255)
Social Sciences 119, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
History Of World Wars (HISTORY 287D)
East Duke 209, TuTh 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
History Of World Wars (HISTORY 287D)
Carr 135, W 04:40 PM-05:30 PM
History Of World Wars (HISTORY 287D)
Carr 125, Th 04:40 PM-05:30 PM