Distiguished Visiting Scholar, 2009
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Lecture: “Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentaries of the Inca,” 2009
Scholars Council, 2009 - present
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Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Director of the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut and educated at Williams College (A.B.) and Harvard (A.M. and Ph.D.). Dr. Bailyn has received two Pulitzer Prizes, one for The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, for which he also was awarded the Bancroft Prize, and the second for Voyagers to the West. His biography, The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, won the National Book Award. In addition to his other significant writings on early American history, the American Revolution, and the Anglo-American world in the pre-industrial era, Dr. Bailyn has served as editor-in-chief of the John Harvard Library (1962-1970), co-editor of the journal Perspectives in American History (1967-77), and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History (1983-94). In 1998, he was awarded the Jefferson Medal of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the nation's highest honor in the humanities, and delivered the first Millennium Lecture at the White House. In 2000, Dr. Bailyn received the Catton Prize of the Society of American Historians for lifetime achievement in the writing of history.