Other Duke Ph.D. Program Students

Students enrolled in Ph.D. programs at Duke other than those of Cultural Anthropology or History, wishing to earn a certificate in Anthropology and History, must designate a mentor from the affiliated faculty. With your mentor, you will draw up a coherent program of study leading to the certificate. Your program of study must include:

  • Core Graduate Seminar & Coursework
    • A 2 semester sequence that begins with HISTORY 572S / CULANTH 501S, (Anthropology and History), and concludes with a research seminar where you prepare and present your own papers
    • At least 3 other courses: at least 2 in either Cultural Anthropology or History, and at least 1 in the other department
  • Colloquium
    • Participation in an Anthropology and History¬†colloquium
    • Presentation of your work at the colloquium
  • Capstone research paper drawing on the methodologies at the intersection of History and Cultural Anthropology
  • Preliminary examination field that focuses on the methodology of historical ethnography
  • Dissertation prospectus that draws on the joint interests of historians and anthropologists
  • Progress Toward Completion
    • Progress will be monitored by one member of the affiliated faculty - either William Reddy or Irene Silverblatt - who will review your dossier at least once a year.