Jeremy Popkin (Kentucky), “Colonial Violence in the French Revolution”


Jeremy D. Popkin received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and holds an A.M. degree from Harvard University.  When he was hired on a one-year contract at the University of Kentucky in 1978, the History Department secretary put him in what was then the department's conference room, saying, "Since you won't be staying long, it won't matter."  Popkin is still occupying the same office.

Popkin's scholarly interests include the history of the French and Haitian revolutions and the topic of autobiographical literature.  His publications include _You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery_ (2010), _Revolutionary News:  The Press in France, 1789-1799_ (1990), _History, Historians and Autobiography_ (2005), and a number of other books and scholarly articles.  Popkin has held fellowships from the J.S. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Newberry Library, and has been a visiting professor at Brown University and at the College de France, which has recorded his lectures as podcasts (in French).  In 2012, Popkin was a short-term visiting professor at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and in 2013 he was named the Christian Wolff Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany.


































Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:00pm
All welcome
3205 Dwinelle