Nancy Dupree (Part I)
American expatriate, adventurer, author, historian and ACKU founder
It’s always both thrilling and humbling to be face to face with a rock star.
That feeling never goes away no matter how many times you do it.
And that’s how I felt when I first met the great Nancy Hatch Dupree, the American expatriate, adventurer, author, historian and founder of the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU). She has dedicated half a lifetime to documenting and preserving Afghanistan's cultural heritage.
Nancy Dupree has been a real-life legend in Afghanistan for 50 years. She moved to Afghanistan in 1962, where she began writing guidebooks on Afghanistan for the newly established Afghan Tourist Organization that quickly became classics.
There she also met and married her late husband, the renowned archaeologist, historian, professor and ex-paratrooper Louis Dupree. They traveled, lived and worked together throughout Afghanistan.... (more)
"Afghan Legend Digitizes Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage"
AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS
with Edward Zellem
Nancy Dupree (Part II)
Mrs. Dupree is a prolific author. She has published dozens of books and chapters in many other books, and hundreds of essays and magazine articles on Afghanistan.
At the age of 86 she still works harder than most people half her age. She has led and continues to lead many internationally recognized initiatives to preserve Afghanistan’s history and culture for future generations..... (more)
"ABLE, Afghan Education, and Self-Sufficiency"
Nancy Dupree (Part III)
Nancy Dupree has been a real-life legend in Afghanistan for 50 years. She has dedicated herself since 1962 to documenting and preserving Afghanistan’s cultural heritage.
Her life’s work, and that of her late husband Louis Dupree, has culminated in today’s ACKU and a state-of-the art new ACKU facility in the final stages of construction on the campus of Kabul University.... (more)
"New ACKU Building Combines Traditional Afghan
Architecture and 21st Century Education"
Nancy Dupree (Part IV)
The story of ACKU began in the early 1960’s with Nancy Dupree and her husband, the ex-paratrooper, archaeologist, historian and professor Louis Dupree.
Working and traveling together over the course of several decades, they became famous throughout Afghanistan and internationally for their archaeological work, their prolific writing, and their efforts to understand, document and explain Afghanistan’s history and culture.
Nancy Dupree has received many Afghan and international awards for her innovation and leadership at ACKU. At the age of 86, she continues to help sustain ACKU with purpose and strength in supporting education in Afghanistan and preserving Afghan history and culture for future generations.... (more)
"Rebuilding Afghanistan, One Book at a Time"