William M. Reddy
  • William M. Reddy

  • William T. Laprade Professor of History; Professor of Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • 314 Carr Building
  • Campus Box 90719
  • Phone: (919) 684-2497
  • Fax: (919) 681-7670
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Description

    My teaching responsibilities include European history, French history from the eighteenth century to the present, cultural theory (especially the joint methodological interests of historians and anthropologists). My research in the past has dealt with such issues as the social history of industrialization, comparative social history of the modern era, the history of emotions and gender identities in France since 1750, theories of culture, and theories of emotions.
  • Selected Publications

      • W. M. Reddy.
      • (2001).
      • The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions.
      • Cambridge University Press.
      • W.M. Reddy.
      • (1997).
      • The Invisible Code: Honor and Sentiment in Postrevolutionary France, 1815-1848.
      • Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
      • W.M. Reddy.
      • (1987).
      • Money and Liberty in Modern Europe: A Critique of Historial Understanding.
      • New York: Cambridge University Press.
      • W.M. Reddy.
      • (1984).
      • The Rise of Market Culture: The Textile Trade and French Society, 1750-1900..
      • New York: Cambridge University Press.
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  • Specialties

    • Cultural History
    • Gender
    • Medieval and Early Modern History
    • Intellectual History
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • History,
      • University of Chicago,
      • 1974
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • David H. Pinkney Prize,
      • Society for French Historical Studies,
      • April, 2013
      • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences,
      • 2004-05
      • Research Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities,
      • 2004-2005
      • John Snell Memorial Lecture, delivered November 19, 1999, Department of History, University of North Carolina.,
      • November 1999
      • Professeur invité, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, May, 1997.,
      • May 1997
      • Fellow, National Humanities Center,
      • 1995-96
      • Directeur d’études associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, November 1987,
      • November 1987
      • Guggenheim Fellow, 1987-88,
      • June 1987
      • Fulbright Fellow, 1987-88,
      • May 1987
      • Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 1983-84,
      • April 1983
      • Visiting Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, West Germany, July-August 1982,
      • July 1982
      • Visiting Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, West Germany, June-July 1980,,
      • June 1980
      • Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1979-80,
      • May 1979
      • Research Training Fellowship, Social Science Research Council (concurrently, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University), 1976-77,
      • June 1976
      • Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975-76,
      • April 1975
      • University Fellow, Department of History, University of Chicago, 1969-73,
      • April 1969
      • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago, 1969,
      • March 1969
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