Joseph Bergin - Curriculum Vitae#


Academic qualifications
  • B.A. History, 1st Class Honours, ranked in first place (University College, Dublin, 1970)
  • M.A. Renaissance History, 1st class Honours ‘with distinction’ and Council of Europe Ph.D scholarship (University College, Dublin, 1972).
  • Ph.D (Cambridge, 1977)
  • D.Litt (Manchester, 2004 – for ‘a substantial, sustained and original contribution to knowledge or scholarship’ – only awarded twice since 1947)

Employment history
  • 2011 Emeritus Professor
  • 1996–2011 Professor of History, University of Manchester
  • 1992-96 Reader in History, University of Manchester.
  • 1988-92 Senior Lecturer in History, University of Manchester.
  • 1978-88 Lecturer in History, University of Manchester.
  • 1976-78 Lecturer in History, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland

Visiting appointments
  • i. Professeur associé at:
    • University of Lyon-II (1991-92)
  • ii. Professeur invité at:
    • University of Paris-I Sorbonne (2005-06)
    • University of Montpellier-III (2004-05)
    • University of Nancy-II (1998-99)
    • École nationale des Chartes (Paris) (1995-96)
  • iii. Directeur d’Études associé at:
    • ÉHESS, Paris (1991-92)

Membership of academic/professional bodies
  • Royal Historical Society (Fellow since 1988)
  • Société d’Histoire Religieuse de la France
  • Société pour l’Étude du XVIIe Siècle
  • Society for the Study of French History (UK)
  • French Historical Studies Society (USA)

Fellowships held
  • Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2006-07)
  • Leverhulme Trust, Major Research Fellow (2000-2003)
  • University of Manchester, Research Fellowship (1993-94)

Distinctions, awards
  • Prix Richelieu, Rueil-Malmaison, France, 1995
  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society, 1988
  • Fellow of the British Academy, 1996
  • Médaille des Antiquités de France, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris, January 2010.
  • Officier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, August 2010.
  • Médaille Richelieu, Sorbonne-Paris-I, December 2010 - first-ever recipient of a new award designed to honour scholars whose life-work embodies the values of the Sorbonne.
  • Correspondant of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Institut de France, Paris)
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