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David Armitage

David Armitage

Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History

David Armitage specializes in the genesis and transformation of international political thought in the early modern and modern era, with an emphasis on the ideological origins of British imperialism, declarations of independence, and ideas of civil war.

Ann Blair

Ann Blair

Harvard College Professor, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History

Ann Blair specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Europe (16th-17th centuries), chiefly in France.

Joyce Chaplin

Joyce Chaplin

James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History

Joyce Chaplin's research interests include early American history, intellectual history, and environmental history.

Robert Darnton

Robert Darnton

Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library

Robert Darnton has written and edited two dozen books, including The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie(1979, an …

Peter E. Gordon

Peter E. Gordon

Amabel B. James Professor of History and Harvard College Professor

Peter E. Gordon is a specialist in modern European intellectual history, focusing primarily on German and French thought from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century. 

James Hankins

James Hankins

Professor of History

James Hankins specializes in Renaissance intellectual history, chiefly the history of Renaissance political thought, history of philosophy, and history of …

Andrew Jewett

Andrew Jewett

Associate Professor of History and Social Studies

Andrew Jewett works at the intersection of political and intellectual history, with a particular focus on American debates about the cultural and …

James T. Kloppenberg

James T. Kloppenberg

Charles Warren Professor of American History

James T. Kloppenberg specializes in American intellectual history, and he has written about politics and ideas from the 17th century to the present; social democracy, pragmatism, and the relation between contemporary critical theory and historical writing.

Emma Rothschild

Emma Rothschild

Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, and Director, Center for History and Economics

Emma Rothschild specializes in 18th century history, chiefly the history of economic thought and economic history.