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Jonathan S. Dewald, UB Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Studies


office: 555 Park Hall
email: jdewald@buffalo.edu
phone: (716) 645-8406


Education: BA, Swarthmore, 1968; MA California, Berkeley, 1969; PhD California, Berkeley, 1974


Courses Regularly Taught:
World Civilizations I
The Ancien Regime
European Intellectual History
Graduate seminars on Early Modern Europe and on European Cultural History


Field(s):
Early Modern Europe


Hub(s): Culture and Society


Research Interests: France; social and cultural history of early modern Europe


Current Research:  Historians and their days:  historical knowledge in times of crisis


Selected Publications:
The Formation of a Provincial Nobility: The Magistrates of the Parlement of Rouen, 1499-1610 (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1980)

Pont-St-Pierre, 1398-1789: Lordship, Community, and Capitalism in Early Modern France (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1987)

Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715 (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1993)

The European Nobility, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996)

(editor-in-chief), Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, 6 vols. (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004)

Lost Worlds:  The Emergence of French Social History, 1815-1970 (Penn State University Press, 2006)

Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family, 1550-1715 (University Park, Penn State University Press, forthcoming, May, 2015)


Awards:

 

• National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship, 1981-1982
• John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1986-1987
• Leo Gershoy Award, American Historical Association, for "the most outstanding work in English on any aspect of the field of seventeenth-and eighteenth-century European history," 1994
• Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Fellowship, 1994-1995
• German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Study Grant, January-February, 1998
• Visiting Scholar, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Geschichte, Goettingen, January-February, 1998
• Bainton Prize for Reference, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 2004
• Guest Fellowship, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, May-June, 2011

Websites:

https://jonathandewald.wordpress.com
https://suny-buffalo.academia.edu/JonathanDewald

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