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Jack Greene


Visiting Professor (April-July 2009)

Education/Degree/Academic Career:

Duke University, Ph.D., 1956

The Johns Hopkins University, Professor of History, 1966-75; Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, 1975-2005; Andrew W. Mellon  Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, 2005-

Brown University, Adjunct Professor, 2000-


Research Focus:         

Early America, Colonial Governance, and Comparative Colonial History, Atlantic World


Major Publications:    

 Peripheries and Center: Constitutional Development in the Extended Polities of the British Empire and the United States, 1607-1788 (1986); Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture (1988); The Intellectual Construction of America (1993), Imperatives, Behaviors and Identities: Essays in Early American Cultural History (1992); Negotiated Authorities: Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History (1994); Understanding the American Revolution: Issues and Actors (1995); Interpreting Early America: Historiographical Essays (1996); Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (edited with Phillip D. Morgan 2008)


Fellowships & Prizes:

John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1964-65

Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1970-71, 1985-86

Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1974-75

American Specialists Grants, United States Information Agency, 1975 (Asia, Australia); 1977 (France, The Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Poland); 1984 (Trinidad, Guyana, Grenada, Barbados); 1991 (Cameroon, Kenya)

Fulbright Fellow, Israel, 1979

Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavorial Sciences, 1979-80

Fellow, National Humanities Center, 1987-88, 2009-2010

Canterbury Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1996

Andrew W. Mellon Senior Research Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, 1999-2000

Residency Fellow, The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Bellagio, 2006

Invited Research Fellow, The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, 2000-

Award for Scholarly Distinction, American Historical Association, 2008


Dahlem Research School
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