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Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, Stanford University

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Spring 2001

James Sheehan began teaching modern European history at Stanford in 1979 and is now Dickason Professor in the Humanities, a senior fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and the Paul Davies Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. He is the recipient of four teaching awards, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Humboldt Research Prize, and an NEH fellowship. Sheehan’s books include Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? The Transformation of Modern Europe; Museums in the German Art World: From the End of the Old Regime to the Rise of Modernism; German History, 1770-1866; and German Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century. President of the American Historical Association in 2005, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a corresponding fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Orden pour le Mérite.

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