Bernard Bailyn#

Bernard Bailyn
Email:bailyn 'at'
Membership Number:1623
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1993- Professor emeritus
  • 1991-93 James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History
  • 1983-94 Director of Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
  • 1981-93 Adams University Professor
  • 1966-81 Winthrop Professor of History
  • 1961-66 Professor of history
  • 1958-61 Associate professor
  • 1954-58 Assistant professor
  • 1953-54 Instructor in education
  • 1949 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Early American history
  • American Revolution
  • Anglo-American world in the pre-industrial era
  • Immigration, cultural contact, and settlement in colonial North America

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the American Historical Association
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • Member of the National Academy of Education
  • Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Mexican Academy of History and Geography
  • 1989-94 Trustee of the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 1998 Jefferson Lecturer, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 1998 First millennium lecturer at the White House
  • Senior Fellow in the Society of Fellows
  • 1995-present Director of the Harvard's International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World L.H.D., Lawrence University
  • 1994 Litt.D., Williams College,
  • 1991 Fellow, British Academy, and Christ's College, Cambridge University
  • 1991 Montgomery fellow, Dartmouth College
  • L.H.D.: Lawrence University, 1967, Bard College, 1968, Clark University, 1975, Yale University, 1976, Grinnell College, 1979, Trinity College, 1984, Manhattanville College, 1991, Dartmouth College, 1991, University of Chicago, 1991, and William and Mary College, 1994.
  • Litt.D.: Williams College, 1969, Rutgers University, 1976, Fordham University, 1976, and Washington University (St. Louis, MO), 1988.
  • 2010 National Humanities Medal for outstanding achievement in history
  • 1998 Jefferson Medal of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 1968 Pulitzer Prize in history for The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
  • 1986 Pulitzer Prize in history for Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution.
  • 1967 Bancroft Prize, Columbia University, for The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
  • 1975 National Book Award in history for The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson
  • 1986 Saloutos Award, Immigration History Society, Triennial Book Award, and nomination for National Book Critics Circle Award, all for Voyagers to the West.
  • 2004 Kennedy Medal of the Massachusetts Historical Society
  • 2001 Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2000 Bruce Catton Prize of the Society of American Historians for lifetime achievement in the writing of history
  • 1998 Medal of the Foreign Policy Association
  • 1994 Henry Allen Moe Prize, American Philosophical Society
  • 1993 Thomas Jefferson Medal of the American Philosophical Society
  • 1988 Recipient of first Robert H. Lord Award, Emmanuel College, 1967
  • 1965 Harvard Faculty Prize, for Volume 1 of Pamphlets of the American Revolution

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