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3rd: Jackson Lears, Seth Koven, Gail Triner, Ann Fabian, Barbara M. Cooper, Temma Kaplan, Melissa Feinberg
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Donald R. Kelley

James Westfall Thompson Professor Emeritus of History

Ph.D. Columbia University

B.A. Harvard University

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  • History of Western historiography
  • European Intellectual history
  • History of Law


  • Faces of History: Historical Inquiry from Herodotus to Herder (1998)
  • Fortunes of History: Historical Inquiry from Herder to Huizinga (in press)
  • The Descent of Ideas: The History of Intellectual History (2002)
  • The Writing of History and the Study of Law (1997)
  • Edited: Versions of History: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (1990)
  • History and the Disciplines: the Reclassification of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (1997)
  • Festschrift: Historians and Ideologues: Essays in Honor of Donald R. Kelley, ed. J. H. M. Salmon and Anthony Grafton (2001)


  • American Philosophical Society
  • Jacques Barzun Prize Committee (chair)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • International Society for Intellectual History (president)
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Medieval Academy
  • American Society for Legal History

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