Seymour Drescher#

Seymour Drescher
Membership Number:2648
Membership type:FOREIGN
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:2009
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):http://www.history.pitt.edu/people/seymour-drescher




Present and Previous Positions
  • 1986 Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of History, and Sociology University of Pittsburgh
  • 1980 - 1983 Chair, Department of History
  • 1998, 2002 Academic Dean, Semester-at-Sea University of Pittsburgh
  • 1986, 1987, 1988 Visiting Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
  • 1984 - 1985 Secretary, European Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center
  • 1969 - 1986 Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1973 Visiting Professor, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • 1972 Professor of Sociology (Joint Appointment, Pittsburgh)
  • 1965 - 1969 Associate Professor of History, Pittsburgh
  • 1962 - 1965 Assistant Professor of History, Pittsburgh
  • 1960 - 1962 Instructor in History, Harvard University


Fields of Scholarship
  • slavery
  • Alexis de Tocqueville

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


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