Historian Jack Greene Honored by National Humanities
By Amy Lunday
Jack P. Greene, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor
Emeritus in the Humanities in the Department
of History at Johns Hopkins, has been selected as one
of 33 fellows at the National Humanities
Center for the 2009-2010 academic year.
This will be Greene's second fellowship at the center,
which a center spokesperson said "puts
him in rare company." His first fellowship was for the
1987-88 academic year.
The residential program allows fellows to work
individually on a substantial research project and
also share ideas in seminars, lectures and conferences at
the center, located in the Research Triangle
Park of North Carolina. Greene will join leading scholars
from the faculties of 23 colleges and
universities in 14 states and abroad. Chosen from 475
applicants, they represent the fields of history,
literature, philosophy, art history, anthropology,
environmental studies, musicology and religion.
Greene's project is titled "The British Debate on American
Colonial Resistance, 1760-1783."
Greene is considered one of the seminal figures in the
field of Atlantic history, the study of
the continents and islands surrounding the Atlantic basin
during the early modern period and the
demographic, economic and political exchanges among them.
These exchanges resulted in the
formation of new societies in the Americas, the emergence
of Europe as a transoceanic imperial
center, the development of the transatlantic slave trade
and the colonization of parts of Africa.
Greene joined Johns Hopkins in 1966, retiring in 2005.
He is also an adjunct professor at Brown
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