Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

Professor Princeton, New Jersey adelman@princeton.edu Office: (609) 258-7550

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Jeremy Adelman has lived and worked in seven countries and four continents. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he earned a masters’ degree in economic history at the London School of Economics (1985) and completed a doctorate in modern history at Oxford University (1989). His first ...

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Bio/Research

Jeremy Adelman has lived and worked in seven countries and four continents. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he earned a masters’ degree in economic history at the London School of Economics (1985) and completed a doctorate in modern history at Oxford University (1989). His first book, Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada (1994), compares the agrarian systems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Argentina and Canada. Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic World(1999), which won the American Historical Association’s Atlantic History Prize, explores the emergence of the Argentine republic and its incorporation into the world market. Subsequently, Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (2006) tells the story of the downfall of the Spanish and Portuguese empires and the making of nation states in South America. His most recent book,Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (2013) is a chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s most original thinkers. Professor Adelman is also the editor of five books and coauthor, with colleagues in the History Department and elsewhere, of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart(4th edition, 2014), a history of the world from the beginning of humankind. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship. Chair of the History Department for four years, founder the Council for International Teaching and Research, and currently the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Jeremy Adelman is the Director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University.

Currently, he is working on two books. Latin America: A Global History is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. He is also working on a book about the history of the world as an idea.

The recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, he was the chair of the History Department for four years and was founding Director of the Council for International Teaching and Research at Princeton University.


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