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History educator

Robert Earl Lerner, American history educator. Fulbright senior fellow, 1967-1968; fellow National Endowment Humanities, 1972-1973; fellow American Council Learned Societies, 1979-1980; fellow American Academy in Rome, 1983-1984; Guggenheim fellow, 1984-1985. Fellow Medieval Academy American; member American History Association.

Background

Lerner, Robert Earl was born on February 8, 1940 in New York City. Son of Oscar and Helene E. (Heyman) Lerner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1960; Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1964.

Career

Instructor history, Princeton University, 1963-1964; assistant professor, Western Reserve U., 1964-1967; member of faculty, Northwestern University, since 1967; professor of history, Northwestern University, since 1976; director humanities program, Northwestern University, 1981-1983. Member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1988-1989.

Achievements

  • In the course of his career he has received honours and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Historisches Kolleg in Munich, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and the Max-Planck Gesellschaft of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Works

Membership

Fellow Medieval Academy American. Member American History Association.

Connections

Married Erdmut Krumnack, October 25, 1963. Children: Dietlind, Olivia.

father:
Oscar Lerner

mother:
Helene E. (Heyman) Lerner

spouse:
Erdmut Krumnack

children:
Olivia Lerner

Dietlind Lerner