James V.H. Melton
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of History
Office: Bowden 303 (History) and Callaway South 507 (Spanish and Portuguese)
Phone: (404) 727-4475 (History) and (404) 727-7945 (Spanish and Portuguese)
James V.H. Melton, Professor (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1982; B.A. Vanderbilt University, 1974). Enlightenment Europe, Atlantic World, early modern German and Austrian History.Author of Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier (Cambridge University Press, 2015), awarded the Austrian Studies Book Prize for the best book in the field published in 2014 and 2015; The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2001; Spanish ed. 2009; Turkish ed. 2011); Absolutism and the Eighteenth-Century Origins of Compulsory Schooling in Prussia and Austria (Cambridge University Press, 1988), awarded the Best Book Prize by the Central European History Conference Group of the American Historical Association. Co-editor, Pietism in Germany and North America, 1680-1820 (Ashgate Publishing, 2009); co-editor, Paths of Continuity: German Historical Scholarship from the 1920s to the 1960s (Cambridge University Press, 1994); co-translator of Otto Brunner, Land and Lordship: Structures of Governance in Medieval Austria (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992); and editor, Cultures of Communication from Reformation to Enlightenment: Constructing Publics in the Early Modern German Lands (Ashgate Publishing, 2002).
My Curriculum Vitae
- BA, Vanderbilt University, 1974.
- MA, University of Chicago, 1975.
- PhD, University of Chicago, 1982.
- Early Modern Central European History
- Enlightenment Europe
- Atlantic world