Konstantin Dierks

History Department, Weatherly Hall 225
Indiana University, 400 North Sunrise Drive
Bloomington, IN 47405-7111 USA

Phone: 812-855-6288 · Email: kdierks@indiana.edu


“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”  Ida B. Wells (1892)

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”  H.G. Wells (1920)

“Americans are addicted to innocence.”  Imani Perry (2019)



Teaching:   Research:
Spring 2020:  
A235:30800 History of American Empire

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Swain East 140
H750:6865 Graduate Seminar in U.S. History

Tuesdays, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m., Lindley 016
K499:mentor Senior Honors Thesis:
[Political Identity in Antebellum Indiana and Tennessee]
Walter Guardino
office hours: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Weatherly 225
College Policy Committee: Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Owen Hall 101


Fall 2019:
A200:10281 History of American Capitalisms

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Swain East 140
J400:2360 Travelers Abroad

Tuesdays, 3:35 - 6:05 p.m., Ballantine 246
K499:mentor Senior Honors Thesis:
[Political Identity in Antebellum Indiana and Tennessee]
Walter Guardino
H575:14334 Graduate Readings in History:
Violence in 19th-Century American History

Justin Hawkins
office hours: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Weatherly 225
College Policy Committee: Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Owen Hall 101


Fall 2018 - Spring 2019: ON RESEARCH LEAVE
  Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford


Spring 2018:
Associate Editor American Historical Review
J400:2997 Travelers Abroad

Tuesdays, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Ballantine 321
office hours: Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Ballantine 734


Fall 2017:
Associate Editor American Historical Review
H105:8752 American History I

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wylie Hall 005
office hours: Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Ballantine 734
X490:13046 Independent Readings in History:
History of Political Economies in the United States
Stephen Browne


Summer 2017:
.... Regional Campuses of Indiana University Presidential Summer Research Fellowship Program
Jennifer Kucharski (Indiana University, South Bend)
“French Jesuits in the Upper Country: A Look at Catholicism, Colonization, and Native Americans Relations in the 17th and 18th Centuries”


Spring 2017:
Associate Editor American Historical Review
J300:10642 History of American Capitalisms

Mondays, 10:10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m., Lindley Hall 019
office hours: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Ballantine 734


Fall 2016:
Associate Editor American Historical Review
H105:11026 American History I

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:00-2:15 p.m., Myers Hall 130
office hours: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ballantine 734
T495 Independent Readings in History:
History of Statistics in the United States
Jeremy Rolsky


Spring 2016:
Associate Editor American Historical Review
A235:29792 History of American Empire

Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15 p.m., Ballantine 347
office hours: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Ballantine 734
.... Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, in the Humanities
Grace Boya Shen


Fall 2015:
Associate Editor American Historical Review
T495 Independent Readings in History:
Liang Qichao in America, 1903: Global Economy and Community Businesses
Yisheng (Crystal) Lu
T495 Independent Readings in History:
Liang Qichao in America, 1903: Race and Gender Politics
Grace Boya Shen
H575:4356 Graduate Readings in History:
Inhabitants, Settlers, and Slaves in Colonial America
Amy Ransford


Spring 2015:
A300:33628
A399:25940
History of American Empire

Mondays/Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ballantine 347
J400:18283 Americans Discover the World

Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15 p.m., Woodburn 118
office hours: Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Ballantine 734
H575:18279 Graduate Readings in History:
Exploitation, Expansion, Emancipation: The Early American Republic
Jacob Hagstrom


Fall 2014:
H105:8809 American History I

Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:25-2:15 p.m., Morrison 007
Honors credit project

Leigh Eubanks
“Religious Gatherings of Enslaved Peoples in the Antebellum American South”
AI weekly meeting: Mondays, 12:45-1:15 p.m., Ballantine 734
office hours: Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Ballantine 734
H650:30608 Graduate Colloquium:
Early American History in a Global Context

Wednesdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m., Woodburn 204
∙∙∙∙ Cox Research Scholars Program
Simon Willard


Spring 2014:
A300:28223
A300:33338
Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Swain East 105
office hours: Tuesdays, 1:45-3:45 p.m., Ballantine 734
H750:28472 Graduate Seminar:
The Geographic as a Category of Historical Analysis

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Ballantine 235
H575:18494 Graduate Readings in History:
Russian Empire Building in the North Pacific
Alexander Herbert
∙∙∙∙ Cox Research Scholars Program
Simon Willard


Fall 2013:
H105:3308 American History I

Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:25-2:15 p.m., Swain West 119
Honors credit project

Stephanie Edelen
“Elementary Education in 1850s Indiana”
AI weekly meeting: Mondays, 12:00-12:45 p.m., Ballantine 734
office hours: Mondays, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Ballantine 734
J400:12603 Americans Discover the World

Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Ballantine 209

John W. Foster Prize for best undergraduate essay in United States political and diplomatic history
Olivia Pietrantoni
“America Enters the Canton Trade”
∙∙∙∙ Cox Research Scholars Program
Simon Willard


Spring 2013:
H575:17681 Graduate Readings in History:
U.S. History, 1789-1861
Jordan Taylor


Fall 2012:
H105:18156 American History I

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m., Morrison Hall 007
Honors credit projects

Lyndi Hollis
“American Missionaries to Africa in the Mid Nineteenth Century”

Katie McMillen
“Slave Songs and Minstrelsy Music in the Mid Nineteenth Century”

Lexy Parrill
“Modern American Film Representations of Early American History”
AI weekly meeting: Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00 p.m., Ballantine 734
office hours: Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m., Ballantine 734
H650:18177 Graduate Colloquium:
Early American History in a Global Context

Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Ballantine 335


Fall 2011 - Spring 2012: ON RESEARCH LEAVE
  Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford
  Visiting Research Fellow, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford


Spring 2011:  
Acting Co-Editor American Historical Review
H650:8370 Graduate Colloquium:
Globalizing American History

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Wylie 111
I460

Individualized Major Program:
Modern Political Thought and Action
Christian Hines
“The Marriage of Power and Rhetoric in the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson”

K498

Senior Honors Paper
Christian Hines
“Riding an Epoch: American Power at Mid-Century in the Voice of Reinhold Niebuhr”

office hours: Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m., Ballantine 734


Fall 2010:  
Acting Co-Editor American Historical Review
H105:13429 American History I

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m., Fine Arts 015
H105:283699 Honors Discussion Section

Tuesdays, 2:30-3:20 p.m., Sycamore 137
AI weekly meeting: Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00 p.m., Ballantine 734
office hours: Thursdays, 9:15-11:15 a.m., Ballantine 734


Spring 2010:

 

Associate Editor American Historical Review
I460

Individualized Major Program:
Modern Political Thought and Action
Christian Hines



Fall 2009:  
Associate Editor American Historical Review
K499:mentor

Senior Honors Thesis
John W. Foster Prize for best undergraduate essay in United States political and diplomatic history
Drew Patterson
“Mexico Without the Mexicans: How 19th-Century Anglo-Americans Separated a Land from a People”

I460 Individualized Major Program:
Modern Political Thought and Action
Christian Hines
∙∙∙∙ Cox Research Scholars Program
Alex Hearn


Spring 2009:  
Associate Editor American Historical Review
J400:12049 Americans Discover the World

Tuesdays, 3:35-5:30 p.m., Ballantine 137
K499:mentor Senior Honors Thesis
Drew Patterson
“Mexico Without the Mexicans: How 19th-Century Anglo-Americans Separated a Land from a People”