The Department of History invites faculty, students, and staff to join us for the third lecture of the 2015 Dilenschneider Lecture Series in History: The Making of Modern Political Order, "The Problem of the Nationstate".
James J. Sheehan is Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History emeritus at Stanford University. He has written five books and edited several others, mostly on German history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In 2000, he published Museums and the German Art World. Where have all the soldiers gone? The Transformation of Modern Europe, published by Houghton Mifflin in January 2008, has been translated into German, Italian, and Danish. The winner of four awards for outstanding teaching, he has been a visiting fellow at Oxford University and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, won the Humboldt Research Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Orden pour le Mérite, and is a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has been awarded the Verdienstkreuz by the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2005 he served as president of the American Historical Association.