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David Kopf, American history professor. Foreign area training fellow Ford Foundation, India, 1960-1961; research fellow Ford Foundation, Bangladesh, 1975-1976, Guggenheim Foundation, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, 1979-1980; recipient Watumull prize American History Association, 1969.


Kopf, David was born on March 12, 1930 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Morris Kopf and Ida Fishman.


Bachelor, New York University, 1951;Master of Arts, New York University, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1964.


Assistant professor of history, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1964-1967;associate professor of history, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1967-1973;professor of history, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1973. Senior fellow American Institute Indian Studies, Calcutta, 1969-1971, Thai Universities, Asia Foundation, 1986. Visiting professor Institute Bangla Desh Studies, Rajshahi U.,1975.

Lecturer tour Australian Universities, 1982. Delegate to international seminarcommemorating Bicentenary of Asiatic Society Bengal, Calcutta, 1984. Chairman annual conference Bengal studies, U. Missouri, 1966.

Guest lecturer Thai Universities, 1986. Delegate Jawa. Nehru Centenary, London, 1989, First Ancient WorldHistory Conference, Tianjin, China, 1993.



Member Association Asian Studies (south Asia editor of newsletter, 1965-1968), American Institute Indian Studies (trustee 1972-1975), International Society Comparative Studies of Civilizations (executive council 1980-1986, 1st vice president 1992).


Married Mary Alice Green, June 6, 1954 (divorced 1975). Children: Sarah Ellis, Walter Seymour.

Morris Kopf

Ida Fishman

Mary Alice Green

Sarah Ellis Kopf

Walter Seymour Kopf