Jacques Revel, Global Distinguished Professor of History and the Institute of French Studies

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Jacques Revel received his degrees from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Sorbonne. He was an Assistant Professor at Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de l’Université de Paris (1969-1970) before being appointed to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1973-1977). Since 1978, Dr. Revel has taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), where he is directeur d’études (Full Professor). He served as President of the Ecole from 1995 to 2004. Dr. Revel has taught at U.C. Berkeley, Michigan, Bielefeld and numerous other universities worldwide. He has been a regular Visiting Professor at NYU’s Institute of French Studies since its creation in 1978.

Dr. Revel’s outstanding scholarship centers on two areas of study: historiography and the social and cultural history of Early and Modern Europe (16th to 19th centuries). His books include Une politique de la langue, with M. de Certeau and D. Julia (1975); Les Universités européennes du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle: Histoire sociale des populations étudiantes, with R. Chartier and D. Julia, (1986, 1989); Logiques de la foule. L’affaire des enlèvements d’enfants, Paris, 1750, with A. Farge, (1988); and A construçao da Sociedade (1991). His other publications include: Jeux d’échelles. La micro-analyse à l’expérience (1996); Histories. French Constructions of the Past, with L. Hunt (1996); Fernand Braudel et l’histoire (1999); Les usages politiques du passé (2001) and Penser par cas, with J.-Cl. Passeron (2005).

In 2006, he published Un parcours critique. Douze essais d'histoire sociale. He also co-edited with A. Burguière, a historiographical and methodological reflection on contemporary history entitled Histoire de la France, 4 vols, 1989-1993. Dr. Revel is a member of the editorial board of Annales.

Updated on 01/17/2012