Thavolia Glymph
  • Thavolia Glymph

  • Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
      • Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708-0252
      • 236 Friedl Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
      • Phone: (919) 668-1625
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  • Overview

    Thavolia Glymph is Associate Professor of History at Duke University in the Departments of African & African American Studies and History and a Faculty Affiliate in the Duke University Population Research Institute (DuPri) and the Program in Women's Studies. Glymph is a historian of the nineteenth century U.S. South specializing in gender and women's history, slavery, emancipation, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.  She has published numerous articles and essays and is the author of the prize-winning Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and co-editor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Series 1, Volume 1 and and Series 1, Volume 3).  She is currently completing two book projects, Women at War: Race, Gender, and Power in the American Civil War and African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War. Her next project is entitled "Playing “Dixie” in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878." Glymph has received research support from the National Institutes of Health for her work on Civil War refugees.  She was the 2015 John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Duke Law School and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.

     

     
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Purdue University 1994
    • M.A., Purdue University
    • B.A., Hampton University
  • Awards and Honors

    • George and Ann Richards Prize . Journal of the Civil War Era ., 2014
    • George and Ann Richards Prize . Journal of the Civil War Era ., 2014
  • Professional Activities

    • Presentation
      • Refugees and Outlaws: Enslaved Women and the Struggle for Freedom on the Civil War's Battlefields. April 22, 2013
      • A Woman's War Revisited: Slave Women on the Civil War's Battlefields, Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. December 1, 2011
      • Invited Lecture: "A Revolution Within a Revolution: The Enslaved in Civil War South Carolina," Mitchelville Inaugural Forum: Unheard Voices at the Dawn of Freedom. November 12, 2011
      • Invited Conference Paper: "The Liberty to be Free: The Problem of Freedom as a Problem of American Exceptionalism," Beyond Freedom: New Directions in the Study of Emancipation, 13th Annual International Conference, Gilder Lehrman Center. November 12, 2011
      • Invited Plenary Session Presenter: "The Archive and Black Women in the Civil War," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. October 1, 2011
      • Invited Seminar Book Talk: Out of the House of Bondage. September 20, 2011
      • Invited UMASS/5 College Graduate Program in History Annual Lecture: "Slavery is Not Dead: Black Women and Children in the Civil War's Battlefields". September 20, 2011
      • Invited Conference Paper: "Refugees, Dislocation, and the US Civil War," Civil Wars and the Civil War Conference. July 1, 2011
      • Invited Conference Paper, "Refugee Camps in the Civil War," Preserving and Interpreting Contraband Heritage Sites, National Trust for Historic Preservation Summit. May 23, 2011
      • Invited Annenberg Seminar: "The Civil War and Its Intellectual Boundaries". April 12, 2011
      • Invited Lecture: "Contraband Camps in the Civil War: Sites of Refuge, Places of War". April 1, 2011
      • Invited Workshop Paper: "'Outraged Beyond Humanity': Black Women and the Civil War," Nineteenth Century U.S. History Workshop. February 28, 2011
      • Invited Lecture: "'Outraged Beyond Humanity': Black Women and the Civil War," The Civil War Reconsidered Lecture Series. February 24, 2011
      • Invited Lecture: "The Battlefield Revisited: Enslaved Women and the Civil War". February 15, 2011
      • Gender, War, and Memory, Comparative Research Seminar. January 16, 2011
      • Memory, History, and Liberation Struggles: South Africa and the US, Comparative Workshop Seminar. January 15, 2011
      • 'Disappeared without any account being had of them': Enslaved Women and the Armies of the Civil War, History of the Military, War, and Society Research Seminar Series. October 29, 2010
      • Invited Public Book Talk: Out of the House of Bondage. May 2, 2010
      • Invited Book Talk: Out of the House of Bondage. March 1, 2010
      • Invited Lecture, "'Disappeared without any account being had of them': Enslaved Women and the Armies of the Civil War". February 1, 2010
      • Invited Lecture, "'Committed an Outrage': War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction in the Historical Imagination and Politics of Kara Walker". February 1, 2010
      • Commentator, Immigration in the Reconstruction and New South Eras, Southern Historical Association Meeting, Louisville, KY. November 1, 2009
      • Tribute to Jack Temple Kirby. November 1, 2009
      • Invited Lecture: Grace Jordan McFadden Lecture (Co-sponsored by the Institute for Southern Studies, Department of History, Institute for African American Research, and Gender Studies Program ). October 1, 2009
      • Invited Book Talk, Out of the House of Bondage. September 1, 2009
      • Invited Conference Paper, "Domestic Intimacies: From the American South to the Wider World". February 1, 2009
      • Book Watch, "Intensely Human". Duke University. January 3, 2009
      • Invited Conference Paper, "The Long Road to a Republic of Citizens: Nation, Empire, and Race, 1868-1880. January 1, 2009
      • Women at War. November 18, 2008
      • Invited Lecture: "Black and White Women in the Nineteenth Century South: The Human Experience of Oppressive Rule," The Edith Wolf Kreeger Lecture, Northwestern University. October 21, 2008
      • Panelist, "Revisiting John Blassingame's The Slave Community,". February 1, 2008
      • 'A Fruitful Source of Contagion and Pestilence': Black Soldiers and Medical Care in the Civil War, Franklin Humanities Bookwatch on Margaret Humphries' Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the Civil War. February 1, 2008
      • Kara Walker's 'Harper's Pictorial of the Civil War,' Nasher Museum Symposium. February 1, 2008
      • Gender, Race, War and Violence: Enslaved Women and the Armies of the Civil War, James A. Hutchins Lecture, University of North Carolina. February 1, 2008
      • Commentator, "Slave Bodies," Civil Rights and the Body in the American South Symposium, Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South and the Duke University Center for Bioethics, Humanities and the History of Medicine. February 1, 2008
      • Remembering and Disremembering the Abolition of the Slave Trade: The 200th Anniversary, The Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Bicentennial Reflection MURAP Conference. February 1, 2008
    • Service to the Profession
      • Book Manuscript, Cambridge University Press. November 30, 2011
      • Book Manuscript, University of Chicago Press. November 30, 2011
      • Organizer : Du Bois's Black Reconstruction: 75th Anniversary Symposium. November 30, 2011
      • Article Manuscript, Civil War History Journal. November 30, 2010
      • Editorial Board, Journal of the Civil War Era. 2010
      • Board of Contributing Editors, Labor and Working Class History Association, 2009 - present,. 2009
      • Article Referee, Journal of Southern History. December 14, 2008
      • Book Manuscript Reviewer, University of Georgia Press. February 1, 2008
      • Co-Organizer (with William Darity and Bayo Holsey), Memory and Monuments Conference. February 1, 2008
  • Selected Publications

  • Selected Grants

    • African American Literature and Social History 2012 - 2013