Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 18, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 18, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 35
Historian Jack Greene Honored by National Humanities Center

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 University.


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