Daily Archives: September 27, 2012

Prof. Laurent Dubois to lecture on the banjo’s roots

The Atlantic World History program at East Carolina University is proud to present Professor Laurent Dubois of Duke University, who will deliver a public lecture entitled “The Banjo: Roots and Routes” on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 5pm, in Brewster B-102. Dr Laurent Dubois is the Marcello Lotti Professor of History and Romance Studies at Duke University. He is a world-renowned expert on the Haitian Revolution, the French Empire, and the Enlightenment in a global perspective. His most recent manuscript, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, (featured in the New York Times Review of Books) studies independent Haiti and focuses on the historical roots of contemporary society. Professor Dubois is also the co-founder of the Haiti Lab at Duke University. Read more