Faculty Emeriti

  • Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
  • Professor Emerita
  • Specialty: Slavery and the Caribbean
  • Email: ghall1929@gmail.com
  • Phone: 505-238-3401
  • Portrait (head shot photo)
  • Douglas Greenberg
  • Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus
  • Degree: Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Email: doug.greenberg@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: Holocaust studies; memory and history; U.S. colonial history



  • Editor (with others), Colonial America: Essays in Political and Social Development (6th edition; Routledge, 2010)
  • Editor (with Stanley N. Katz), The Life of Learning: The Charles Homer Haskins Lectures, 1983-1993 (Oxford University Press, 1994)
  • Editor (with others), Constitutionalism, Democracy, and the Transformation of the Modern World (Oxford University Press, New York, 1993)
  • Fellowships in the Humanities, 1983-1991 (ACLS Occasional Paper No. 18, 1992)
  • Co-author, A Concise History of the American People (Harlan Davidson Publishing Company, 1984)
  • Co-author, The American People: A History (Harlan Davidson Publishing Co., 1981; 2nd Edition, 1987; 3rd Edition, forthcoming)
  • Crime and Law Enforcement in the Colony of New York, 1691-1776 (Cornell University Press, 1976)

Articles and Chapters in Books

  • “Cool Hand Luke in the Marketplace of No Ideas,” Reviews in American History, (Forthcoming, Sepetember, 2010).
  • “Historical Memory of the Shoah: The Use of Survivor Testimony,” Extermination, Exterminations: The Shoah and Mass Violence in the 20th Century, (University of Florence [Italy], forthcoming)
  • “Andrew Marvell and Satchel Paige in Baghdad,” Library Resources & Technical Services, (April, 2005), 82-86
  • “Conservation and Meaning,” Stewards of the Sacred: Sacred Artifacts, Religious Culture and the Museum as Social Institution, [Center for World Religions (Harvard University) and American Association of Museums], Cambridge, MA. (2005), 41-48
  • “Henry’s Harmonica: Memory, History, and Technology in A Genocidal World”, Journal of the Sydney [Australia] Institute,  (May, 2003)
  • “Building and Using Cultural Digital Libraries: Supporting Access to Large Oral History Archives,” Proceedings of the Second ACM/IEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, (New York, 2002), 18-27 [with others]
  • “Introduction,” Go West!: Chicago and American Expansion (Chicago, 1999)
  • “Introduction,” What George Wore and Sally Didn’t: Surprising Stories from America’s Past (Chicago, 1998)
  • “Camel Drivers and Gatecrashers: Quality Control in the Digital Research Library,” in Patricia Battin and Brian Hawkins, eds., The Mirage of Continuity: The Reconfiguration of Academic Information Resources in the Twenty-First Century (Council on Library and Information Resources and American Association of Universities: 1998); reprinted EDUCAUSE Review (May/June 2000), 50-56


  • Triennial Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities, Phi Beta Kappa Society of the United States (2009)
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Skidmore College (2006)
  • Ner Tamid Award, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, (2003)
  • Fellow, Society of American Historians (2003)
  • Fellow, Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities (2000-2008)
  • Community Service Award, The Southside Partnership [Chicago] (1999)
  • Doctor of History, honoris causa, Lincoln College (1996)
  • Elected Member, American Antiquarian Society (1996)
  • Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities (1988-1993)
  • Visiting Fellow, Princeton University (1980-81)
  • Fellow, The Huntington Library (1981)
  • Philip Greven
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Specialty: Early American History; Religious, Intellectual, and Social History
  • Email: pgreven@aol.com

Additional Degree:

B.A. Harvard University



  • 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
  • Portrait (head shot photo)
  • John R. Gillis
  • Professor Emeritus of History
  • Degree: Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Email: gottgillis@cs.com

Additional Degree

B.A. Amherst College


My work has been largely in social and cultural history, covering a variety of periods, subjects, and geographical areas. I began as a German historian and moved to British history, becoming interested in age relations, marriage, memory, and family cultures. Over time, my work has become more global, employing the insights of cultural geography as well as environmental history. In 2004 I published Islands of the Mind, a study of the place of the insular in western culture. Now I have published The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History with University of Chicago Press. It is a global environmental history of coasts and coastal peoples from prehistory to the present, making the case that they have been a neglected past which must be recovered if the shore is to have a sustainable future. Since retiring from Rutgers, I have been living in Berkeley, Caiifornia, spending summers on a small island (Great Gott Island) in the Gulf of Maine. For more on my post-Rutgers doings, google "John R Gillis."


  • The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History (Chicago, 2012)
  • Islands of the Mind: How the Human Imagination Created the Atlantic World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)
  • The Prussian Bureacuracy in Crisis, 1840-60 (Stanford, 1971)
  • Youth and History: Tradition and Change in European Age Relations, 1750-Present (Academic, 1975)
  • Development of European Society, 1770-1870 (Houghton Mifflin, 1977)
  • For Better, For Worse: British Marriages, 1600 to the present (Oxford, 1985)
  • A World of Their Own Making: Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values (Basic, 1996)

Books Editied

  • Becoming Historians, with James Banner (Chicago, 2009)
  • The Militarization of the Western World (Rutgers, 1989)
  • The European Experience of Declining Fertility, with D. Levine and L. Tilly (Blackwell, 1992)
  • Commemorations: The Politics of National Identity (Princeton, 1996)


  • Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1988
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, 1993-4
  • Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, 2001


  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Historical Association
  • World History Association
  • Council on Contemporary Families (former national co-chair)