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 120 (2015): 580-581.

Boenker, D. "Maritime Industry in Germany: Shipping-Shipyards-Trade-Naval Power in the19th and 20th Century." GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW 37, no. 3 (October 2014): 669-670.

Bonker, D. "Josephus Daniels: His Life and Time by Lee Craig." Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 13, no. 3 (July 2014): 458-460. Full Text

Boenker, D. "A Duel of Nations: Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871." GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW 36, no. 3 (October 2013): 698-700.

Pages

Bonker, D. "Violence: A Modern Obsession." JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY 89, no. 2 (June 2017): 400-401. Full Text

Bönker, D. "Review: William N. Still, Crisis at Sea: The US Navy in European Waters in World War I." European History Quarterly 40, no. 2 (January 1, 2010): 375-376. (Review) Full Text

Bonker, D. "Military History, Militarization, and the "American Century"." Zeithistorische Forschungen 2, no. 1 (March 2005): 105-109. (Academic Article)

Bonker, D. "Admiration, Enmity, and Cooperation: U.S. Navalism and the British and German Empires before the Great War." Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 2 (March 2001). (Academic Article)

Bonker, D. "Preparedness." Edited by EJ Blum. 1 & 2 (2016): Volume II: 847-851.

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. (January 11, 2015).

Bonker, D. "Ein German Way of War? Deutscher Militarismus und maritime Kriegführung im Ersten Weltkrieg." Edited by S-O Müller and C Torp. (April 12, 2011): 308-322.

Bonker, D. "A German Way of War? Narratives of German Militarism and Maritime Warfare in World War I." Edited by SO Muller and C Torp. (2011): 227-237.

Bonker, D. "Deutscher Militarismus und maritime Kriegführung im Ersten Weltkrieg." Edited by SO Muller and C Torp. (2008).

Bonker, D. "Naval professionalism and the state in turn-of-the-century Germany and America." NEW INTERPRETATIONS IN NAVAL HISTORY (1998): 111-138.

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