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educator , historian

Robert Eric Frykenberg, American historian, educator.

Background

Frykenberg, Robert Eric was born on June 8, 1930 in India. Son of Carl Eric and Doris Marie (Skoglund) Frykenberg.

Education

Bachelor, Bethel College, Minnesota, 1951. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1953. Master of Divinity, Bethel Theological Seminary, 1955.

Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1961.

Career

Research assistant University California, Berkeley, 1955-1957. Instructor Oakland (California) Junior College, 1957-1958. Ford and Carnegie research and teaching fellow University Chicago, 1961-1962.

Member faculty University Wisconsin, Madison, 1962—1997, professor history and S. Asian studies, 1971-1997, emeritus professor history and S. Asian studies, since 1997, chairman department, director Center S. Asian Studies, 1970-1973. Visiting professor University Hawaii, summer 1968. Radhakrishnan Memorial lecturer Oxford University, 1998.

Director Pew India Research Advancement Projects, 1994-1901.

Works

Membership

Trustee American Institute Indian Studies, 1971-1981. Director summer seminar National Endowment of the Humanities, 1976. Fellow Royal History Society, Royal Asiatic Society.

Member International Conference and Seminars, Society S. Indian Studies (president 1968-1970, 82-84), American History Association (president Conference Faith and History 1970-1972), Association Asian Studies, Institute History Studies India, Institute Asian Studies India, Association S. Asian Studies Australia, Institute Advanced Christian Studies (director 1979-1983, 87-91, 98-2002, president 1981-1983).

Connections

Married Carol Addington, July 1, 1952. Children: Ann Denise Lewis, Brian Robert, Craig Michael.

father:
Carl Eric Frykenberg

mother:
Doris Marie (Skoglund) Frykenberg

spouse:
Carol Addington

children:
Ann Denise Lewis Frykenberg

Brian Robert Frykenberg

Craig Michael Frykenberg