Felix Gilbert

Past Faculty
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
School of Historical Studies
Faculty
School of Historical Studies
Member
School of Economics and Politics

Degrees

University of Berlin
Ph.D.
1931

Honors

1974
British Academy
1969
American Philosophical Society
1963
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Appointments

American Historical Association-Modern European History Section
Chairman
American Historical Association-Modern European History Section
Secretary