Monday, September 21, 2015

Levy to the University of Chicago

More news from the intersection of legal history and economic history: Jonathan Levy, author of the prize-winning book Freaks of Fortune (2012), has left Princeton University for the University of Chicago. From the Chronicle of Higher Ed:
It wasn’t an easy decision for Jonathan I. Levy to leave the history department at Princeton University, where he earned tenure last year. This fall, however, the acclaimed young scholar will return to the institution that guided him toward his academic career: the University of Chicago. . . . .
Chicago’s appeal, Mr. Levy says, stems in part from its attractive opportunities for research and collaboration between departments, which he considers essential for his area of expertise, economic history. The field is "at a really important moment" stemming from the 2008 financial crisis, he says; the disciplines had largely split apart, but since then, historians’ interest in economics has been renewed.
Read on here.