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Dirk Bonker

Associate Professor of History
History
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
208 Classroom Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Tuesday 3:00-4:00 PM, Wednesday 10:00-11:00 AM and by appointment

  

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Commentator, Annual New Faces Conference · November 21, 2013 Lecture Triangle Institute for Security Studies, Durham,
Co-Organizer and Discussant, Duke-Rice Workshop on Modern War and Society · November 21, 2013 Lecture Duke University
Aneignung, Transfer, und Verwissenschaftlichung: Überlegungen zu einer transatlantischen Begriffsgeschichte von Militarismus im 20. Jahrhundert, Macht der Sprache: Workshop zur Historischen Semantik des 20. Jahrhunderts · September 13, 2013 Lecture Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany
Die Republik in Gefahr? Nation und Militarismuskritik in den USA im 20. Jahrhundert · May 17, 2013 Lecture Colloquium for Modern History, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Commentator, Panel on “Politics of Occupation and Memory in Post World War II Germany” · December 2, 2012 Lecture Annual Meeting of the Society of Military History, Arlington, Virginia
Commentator, Annual New Faces Conference · November 21, 2013 Lecture Triangle Institute for Security Studies, Durham,
Co-Organizer and Discussant, Duke-Rice Workshop on Modern War and Society · November 21, 2013 Lecture Duke University
Aneignung, Transfer, und Verwissenschaftlichung: Überlegungen zu einer transatlantischen Begriffsgeschichte von Militarismus im 20. Jahrhundert, Macht der Sprache: Workshop zur Historischen Semantik des 20. Jahrhunderts · September 13, 2013 Lecture Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany
Die Republik in Gefahr? Nation und Militarismuskritik in den USA im 20. Jahrhundert · May 17, 2013 Lecture Colloquium for Modern History, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Commentator, Panel on “Politics of Occupation and Memory in Post World War II Germany” · December 2, 2012 Lecture Annual Meeting of the Society of Military History, Arlington, Virginia
“Germany’s Global Expansion ‘from an East Asian perspective:’ The Case of Alfred von Tirpitz,” Conference on "Globalizing Germany: Exploration, Emigration and Empire, 1848-1918” · December 2, 2012 Lecture Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
“Global Empire and Naval Ambitions in Wilhelmine Germany” · May 7, 2012 Lecture Lecture, University of California at San Diego
Commentator, Panel on “Intellectual and Diplomatic History: A Fresh Look at Traditional Subjects” · March 17, 2012 Lecture North Carolina Graduate Student History Conference, North Carolina State University
Chair & Commentator, Panel on “Civil(izing) Society: Public Opinion in American Foreign Relations,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historian of American Foreign Relations · November 26, 2011 Lecture Alexandria, Virginia
“Professional Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Elites and the Remaking of the United States before World War I,” Annual Conference of the Organization of American Historians · November 26, 2011 Lecture Houston
Chair & Commentator, Panel on Post-Colonial States and Nation Building, Annual Conference of the Historians of American Foreign Relations · December 1, 2010 Lecture Madison, Wisconsin
Paper, “Global Militarization and U.S. Pursuits of Force: Rethinking American Navalism in the Progressive Era,” Annual Conference of the Historians of American Foreign Relations, · December 1, 2010 Lecture Madison, Wisconsin
Paper, “Global Politics and German Destiny ‘from an East Asian Perspective’: Alfred von Tirpitz and the Making of Wilhelmine Navalism,” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association · December 1, 2010 Lecture Oakland
Commentator, Eleventh Annual New Faces Conference, Triangle Institute for Security Studies · December 1, 2010 Lecture Durham
“Professional Militarism in a Global Age: The Politics of Naval Military Elites in the U.S. and Germany before World War I” · December 4, 2009 Lecture Department of History, University of Iowa, Department of History, University of Iowa
Chair & Commentator, Panel on “Transatlantic Conversations: Visions of Order and Conflict in the German-American Atlantic of the Nineteenth Century,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historian of American Foreign Relations, June 25-28, 2009 · December 4, 2009 Invited Talk
“Maritime Warfare in an Age of Global Empire: Revisiting German and U.S. Military Approaches” , Department of History, University of Iowa, April 9, 2009 · December 4, 2009 Invited Talk
“A German Way of War? The Case of the Wilhelmine Navy,” North Carolina German Studies Workshop Series, Ways of War: Violence and the Culture of Conflict in modern Germany, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, April 17-18, 2009 · December 4, 2009 Invited Talk
“German Military Culture in a Trans-Atlantic Perspective,” Triangle Intellectual History Seminar, January 11, 2009 · December 4, 2009 Invited Talk
Commentator, Ninth Annual New Faces Conference · December 1, 2008 Lecture Triangle Institute for Security Studies, Durham
“Military History and Transnational History" - 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington · December 1, 2008 Invited Talk

Invited Talk

“German Militarism and Global Militarization: Rethinking Wilhelmine Navalism" · December 1, 2008 Lecture 32nd Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association Conference in St. Paul
Commentator, Panel on “Perpetrators or Victims? Letters from German Soldiers at the Eastern Front, 1939-1945" · December 1, 2008 Lecture 32nd Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association Conference in St. Paul

Service to the Profession


Member, 2010 Program Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · November 26, 2011 Other
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · 2011 Other
Member, Graduate Student Grants & Fellowships Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · 2011 Other
Member, Steering Committee, North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series · 2011 Other
Member, 2011 Program Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · December 1, 2010 Other
Member, 2010 Program Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · November 26, 2011 Other
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · 2011 Other
Member, Graduate Student Grants & Fellowships Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · 2011 Other
Member, Steering Committee, North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series · 2011 Other
Member, 2011 Program Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · December 1, 2010 Other
Member, 2010 Program Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · December 1, 2010 Other
Member, Steering Committee, North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series · December 1, 2010 Other
Member, 2010 Program Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · December 4, 2009 Other
Member, 2009 Program Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations · December 1, 2008 Other

Service to Duke


Executive Committee (Department) · 2016 - 2019 Committee Service
Director of Graduate Studies · 2015 - 2016 Other Department,
Executive Committee (Department) · 2013 - 2015 Committee Service