Past Faculty

Felix Gilbert

School of Historical Studies
Affiliation
Historical Studies

From the New York Times, February 16, 1991:

Felix Gilbert [was] a noted historian, educator and author who wrote on Renaissance Italy, 18th-century North America and Europe of the last century[.] . . . Dr. Gilbert wrote, edited or co-edited more than a dozen scholarly books. . . . The American Historical Association honored Professor Gilbert in 1985 with its first award for scholarly distinction. The citation declared that "few among our number have so completely incarnated the virtues of history as a vocation" as he. It also hailed him as the "master of a variety of fields" and praised his works as "models of historical scholarship, rich in empirical specificity, yet resonant with a wider significance for understanding history as a whole."

Peter B. Flint, "Felix Gilbert, Influential Author, Historian and Teacher, Dies at 85," New York Times, February 16, 1991. 

Dates at IAS
Emeritus
  • Historical Studies
9/19752/1991
Faculty
  • Historical Studies
9/19626/1975
Member
  • Economics and Politics
11/19391/1943
Degrees
University of Berlin Ph.D., 1931
Honors
British Academy 1974
American Philosophical Society 1969
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1963
Appointments
American Historical Association-Modern European History Section 1966–1966 Chairman
American Historical Association-Modern European History Section 1950–1955 Secretary