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history professor

Thomas Noel Bisson, American history professor. Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1964, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1975, American Council of Learned Societies, 1979, Souls College, Oxford, 1983-1984, Christ Church, Oxford, 2004; Mellon Emeritus fellow, 2005-2008.

Background

Bisson, Thomas Noel was born on March 30, 1931 in New York City. Son of T(homas) A(rthur) Bisson and Faith Williams Bisson.

Education

AB, Haverford College, 1953. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1958.

AM (honorary), Harvard University, 1987. Doctorate (honorary), University Autonoma de Barcelona, 1991.

Career

Instructor, history Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1957—1960. Assistant professor history Brown University, Providence, 1960—1965. Associate professor, history Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, 1965—1967.

Associate professor history University California, Berkeley, 1967—1969, professor history, 1969—1987, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1987, emeritus Henry Charles Lea professor, medieval history, since 1989.

Works

Membership

Fellow: Royal History Society (London), American Academy Arts and Sciences, British Academy (correspondent), Royal History Society (correspondent). Member: American Philosophical Society, Institute d'Estudis Catalans (Barcelona) (correspondent), Reial Academy Bones Lletres (correspondent), International Commission for History of Representation and Parliamentary Institutions (vice president since 1980), Medieval Academy American (president 1994-1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Classical music, piano.

Connections

Married Margaretta Carroll Webb, August 18, 1962. Children: Noel, Susan.

father:
T(homas) A(rthur) Bisson

mother:
Faith Williams Bisson

spouse:
Margaretta Carroll Webb

children:
Noel Bisson

Susan Bisson