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Edward J. Larson Faculty Profile

Edward J. Larson

University Professor of History
Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College
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  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1984
  • JD, Harvard University, 1979
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, 1976
  • BA, Williams College, 1974


  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, John Adams Chair
  • 2003-04, Participant, Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, National Science Foundation
  • 2003 American Spirit Award, Conference on Southern Literature
  • 2001 Christ-Janer Award for Outstanding Research in the Humanities, Univ. of GA
  • 2000-01 John Adams Chair of American History, Fulbright Program, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2000 George Sarton Lecture, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • 1999 National Civil Liberties Award, American Civil Liberties Union
  • 1998 Pulitzer Prize for History
  • 1998 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award Finalist
  • 1998 Washington State Governor's Writers Award
  • 1998 Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Certificate of Recognition
  • 1997 Templeton Prize for Outstanding Article in Science and Religion
  • Resident Scholar, Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study Center, Italy, 1996
  • Richard B. Russell Award for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Georgia, 1992
  • Parks-Heggoy Award for Excellence in Teaching History, University of Georgia, 1989
  • University Fellow, University of Wisconsin, 1983-84
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Williams College, 1974