The Xavier University Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society will host James Sheehan, Ph.D., on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall on the campus of
On March 27-28, Xavier will welcome Sheehan to campus as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. While on campus, Sheehan will visit several classes to discuss European history and historical methods. A professor emeritus in the Humanities at Stanford, he is past president of the American Historical Association. His latest book, Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe, explains the general shift of
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. His books include Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe (2008), 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 and the American Academy in Berlin, a corresponding fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Orden pour le Mérite. For more information about Sheehan’s talk, please call 745-3724.