Prof. Dr. Timothy H. Breen


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsOther Areas of History,Early Modern History

Current contact address

CountryUnited States of America
InstitutionUniversity of Vermont
InstituteDepartment of History

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hartmut LehmannMax-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften, Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Christof MauchRachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München
Start of initial sponsorship01/09/2004


2003Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

In the past twenty years, through a number of path-breaking publications, Professor Breen has brought a new intellectual vigour combined with new methodological approaches to the study of American Colonial History. For German historians in the field of Ealy Modern History it is most exciting that he is going to add a comparative dimension to his research on the culture of rights in the 18th century. The Humboldt Foundation deserves the highest praise for her decision to award the Humboldt Award to Timothy Breen.