Dr. Jeremy Adelman

Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Rayburn Student Center Conference Rooms A&B

Sam Rayburn Speaker Series

Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University.

Jeremy Adelman has lived and worked in seven countries and four continents. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he earned a masters’ degree in economic history at the London School of Economics (1985) and completed a doctorate in modern history at Oxford University (1989). His first book, Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada (1994), compares the agrarian systems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Argentina and Canada. Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic World (1999), which won the American Historical Association’s Atlantic History Prize, explores the emergence of the Argentine republic and its incorporation into the world market. Subsequently, Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (2006) tells the story of the downfall of the Spanish and Portuguese empires and the making of nation states in South America. His most recent  book, Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (2013) is a chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s most original thinkers. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, and the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has served as Chair of the History Department and founder of the Council for International Teaching and Research.

Currently, he is working on two books. Latin America: A Global History is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. He is also working on a book about the history of the world as an idea.

Professor Adelman has taught survey courses on modern Latin America and seminars on such topics as the Age of Revolutions, U.S.-Latin American relations, and the history of money. He was for many years the director of Princeton’s Program in Latin American Studies(PLAS). More recently, he has expanded Princeton's coverage of world history. He has converted the gateway course, History 201: A History of the World since 1300, into a public, open-access online course on the platform NovoEd.