Joyce Appleby, professor emerita of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the 30th Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture at the 2012 ACLS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Named for the first chairman of ACLS (1920-26), the Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture series, entitled “A Life of Learning,” celebrates scholarly careers of distinctive importance. The lectures are published in the ACLS Occasional Paper series and made available on the ACLS website (see Haskins Prize Lectures).
Joyce Appleby has long studied how economic developments have changed perceptions about human capacities and convictions about political order. Her research on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in England, France, and America has focused on the impact of an expanding world market on people’s understanding of their society and their place in it. A revolution in social theory accompanied a revolution in economic activity, according to Appleby. Read more.