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

Boenker, D. "Why War? The Interpretation of War in the German Military Elite 1871-1945." GERMAN HISTORY 31, no. 2 (June 2013): 275-277. Full Text

Boenker, D. "Crisis at Sea: The US Navy in European Waters in World War I." EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY 40, no. 2 (April 2010): 375-376. Full Text

Bonker, D. "Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters by William N. Still Jr." European History Quarterly 40 (2010): 375-376 (2010).

Boenker, D. "Creating good neighbors? American Cultural and economic foreign politics in Latin America, 1940-1946." JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY 96, no. 3 (December 2009): 901-901. Full Text

Bonker, D. "The great naval game: Britain and Germany in the age of empire." JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES 47, no. 3 (July 2008): 718-720. Full Text

Pages

Pages

Fall 2019

Intro History Modern Warfare (HISTORY 114)
Class Bldg 103, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Cap Sem: American Militarism (HISTORY 476S)
TBA, W 08:30 AM-11:15 AM
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