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Graduate Student Conversation with Alumnus Julius S. Scott (Ph.D.’86 History)

Saturday, February 29, 2020
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Graduate School and the Forum for Scholars and Publics are hosting a conversation for graduate students with alumnus Julius S. Scott (Ph.D.'86 History) on Saturday, February 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center.

Graduate students interested in attending the conversation must register. Coffee and snacks will be served, followed by lunch at noon and a 1:00 p.m. symposium to honor Scott's work.

As a doctoral student in the History Department at Duke University in the 1980s, Scott wrote a dissertation called "The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of Revolution," which reshaped the field through its study of the circulation of ideas and information in the Greater Caribbean and beyond during the era of the Haitian Revolution. As a faculty member in the department from 1988 to 1994, he worked with a remarkable cohort of graduate students who have in turn expanded and transformed the field of Atlantic history. Scott's dissertation became a highly regarded work that was widely shared among historians, and it was published for the first time in 2018.

The conversation is part of several weekend events in honor of Scott. Saturday's symposium will feature eight Duke history Ph.D. alumni discussing the influence of Scott's work. On Sunday, March 1, the Reguator Bookshop will host a book-signing event at 1:30 p.m. featuring Scott and fellow Duke Ph.D. alumnus Vincent Brown.



Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center

Event Category

  • Professional Development