Seymour Drescher#

Seymour Drescher
Email:syd 'at' pitt.edu
Membership Number:2648
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:sdrescher
Homepage: http://www.history.pitt.edu/faculty/drescher.php





Present and Previous Positions
  • Distinguished University Professor of History, and Sociology University of Pittsburgh, 1986-
  • Chair, Department of History, 1980-1983
  • Academic Dean, Semester-at-Sea University of Pittsburgh, 1998, 2002
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Secretary, European Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center, 1984-85
  • Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, 1969-1986
  • Visiting Professor, 1973, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Professor of Sociology (Joint Appointment, Pittsburgh), 1972-
  • Associate Professor of History, Pittsburgh, 1965-1969
  • Assistant Professor of History, Pittsburgh, 1962-1965
  • Instructor in History, Harvard University, 1960-1962


Fields of Scholarship
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
  • slavery


Honours and Awards
  • Meade Prize in History (C.C.N.Y.) 1955
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1957-1958
  • American Philosophical Society, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1987
  • Social Science Research Council, 1968;
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Senior Fellowship, 1973-1974
  • American Council of Learned Societies (Grants-in-aid), 1976, 1984
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1977-1978
  • Vice President, Society of French Historical Studies, 1978-1979
  • University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Research Award, 1991
  • Member, Koninklijk Instituut voor Tal-, Land-en Volkenkunde, 1993-
  • Member Alexis de Tocqueville Advisory Committee (CSPAN), 1995-1998;
  • Member of the National Board of Trustees, at Beecher House Center for the Study of Equal Rights (2007)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea (May 2009)


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