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  • In Memoriam: Harry Rosenberg Added July 23, 2014

    50-year member of the AHA; first chair of Colorado State University History Department Harry Rosenberg was born on March 22, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Jewish immigrants William and Rose Rosenberg. William Rosenberg, a resourceful and ambitious businessman, engaged in tailoring, plus general store and apartment house ownership. In 1928 he moved his family to Utah, eventually settling in Vernal, a predominately Mormon community where no Jews resided. Lacking formal education themselves...

  • In Memoriam: Lancelot L. Farrar Jr. Added July 23, 2014

    Independent scholar of Germany before and during World War I Lancelot L. Farrar Jr. died on May 16, 2010, from the Parkinson’s disease with which he had lived, gracefully and courageously, for more than a decade. Lance Farrar was born in New York in 1932, and graduated from Great Neck High School before going to Princeton where he was member of the class of 1954. Military service in Stuttgart enkindled his lifelong fascination with German history, language, and culture. In 1957, he be...

  • In Memoriam: Joseph O. Baylen Added July 23, 2014

    Few students fortunate enough to have attended one of Joe Baylen’s lectures ever forgot the experience. He vividly brought the great personalities of history to life, and sometimes it seemed almost as if he had known them all himself. Joseph O. Baylen, Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Georgia State University, died of pneumonia on June 19, 2009, in Eastbourne, Great Britain, at the age of 89. An expert on Victorian and Edwardian Britain and Anglo-Russian relations, Baylen was t...

  • In Memoriam: Bentley Brinkerhoff Gilbert Added July 23, 2014

    Executive secretary of the North American Conference on British Studies and editor of the Journal of British Studies Bentley Brinkerhoff Gilbert, emeritus professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, died in Mansfield, Ohio, on April 5, 2008, his 84th birthday. Mansfield, in east-central Ohio, where his family had lived since the mid-19th century, always meant a great deal to Bentley Gilbert, and he returned there to live shortly after his retirement from UIC in 1997. He ...

  • In Memoriam: C. Stewart Doty Added July 23, 2014

    Activist scholar and historian of many fields C. Stewart Doty, professor emeritus of history at the University of Maine, died at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 4, 2011. Born in Kansas in 1928, Doty earned his BA degree from Washburn University (1950), the MA degree from the University of Kansas (1955), and the PhD from Ohio State University (1964.) Doty was a veteran of the Korean War. After teaching at Kent State University, Doty joined the history department of the Universi...

  • In Memoriam: Nicholas V. Riasanovsky Added July 23, 2014

    Intellectual Historian and Historian of Russia, Recipient of the AHA's Award for Scholarly Distinction Nicholas Riasanovsky, who died on May 14, 2011, after a long illness, may be the best known historian of Russia of the last half-century, thanks to his widely read textbook, A History of Russia , which has appeared in eight revised editions since 1962 (with translations into many languages). But his contributions to scholarship embrace a larger body of research and writing, including seven ...

  • In Memoriam: Elisabeth Glaser Added July 23, 2014

    International historian; former fellow at German Historical Institute Elisabeth "Lisa" Glaser, a 20th-century international historian, died on September 23, 2010, after a prolonged struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Born on June 28, 1954, in Cologne, Germany, she studied at the University of Cologne, where she received the MA in 1980 and PhD in 1984. During the next six years she served as an assistant professor in the university'...

  • In Memoriam: Ernest Richard May Added July 23, 2014

    2001 Award for Scholarly Distinction winner; 50-year member Ernest Richard May, the Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University and a recipient in 2001 of the AHA’s distinguished scholar award, died on June 1, 2009, following complications from surgery for cancer. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1928, May enrolled at UCLA at age 16 and received his doctorate five years later. After naval service at sea and in Washington during the Korean War, he joined the history faculty a...

  • In Memoriam: Ronald S. Love Added July 23, 2014

    Specialized in early modern France; president of Western Society for the Study of French History Ronald S. Love, a specialist in 16th- and 17th-century France, passed away suddenly on February 7, 2008, at the age of 53 at his home in Carrollton, Georgia, where he served as a highly admired professor of history. Love was born in Calgary and attended the University of Alberta, where he received his BA with honors in history and later an MA under George Rothrock. He went on to receive another ...

  • In Memoriam: Thomas D. Marzik Added July 23, 2014

    Specialist in Czech, Slovak, and diplomatic history Thomas D. Marzik (1941–2007), professor of history at Saint Joseph's University, died of cancer at his home in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, on October 23, 2007. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he attended Fairfield College Preparatory School and then the College of the Holy Cross, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1963. His education at Fairfield Prep and "the Cross" began his almost complete adult association with Jesuit educa...