History Expert Peter Stearns to Give Salameno Lecture
November 02, 2010
Modern social, cultural, and world history expert Peter N. Stearns will give this semester's Salameno Lecture on Monday, November 8 at 4 p.m. in the Martin Institute. Stearns, who is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University, will discuss globalization and world history.
The author/editor of over 100 books, Stearns previously taught at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Rutgers, and Carnegie Mellon. His latest book, World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Combined Volume, was released in January.
As Provost at George Mason, Stearns has established new facilities to promote teaching excellence and has encouraged a range of interdisciplinary and inter-unit programs. While under Stearns' leadership, George Mason was awarded the 2006 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education.
He has published widely in modern social history, including the history of emotions, and in world history. Since 1967 has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History.
Stearns is active in several professional organizations including the American Historical Society, the Society of French Historical Studies, the Social Science History Association, and the International Society for Research on Emotion.
The Salameno Lecture Series in History has been created through the generosity of trustees Lawrence and Theresa Salameno, who sponsored the first endowed chair in the College's history. The Salameno's generosity allows Stonehill to bring some of the country's foremost scholars to campus.
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