E. Randall Kindleberger
Title: Associate Professor of History
Phone: (207) 255-1382
Location: Sennett Hall
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After growing up in a Boston suburb, I majored in history at the University of Chicago and got my doctorate in history at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. After a few years teaching in Arkansas, I returned to New England and landed in Machias, where I've lived ever since. My training in history focused on European social and intellectual history. My dissertation analysed a scientific academy in southern France in the 18th century. Since then, my scholarly interests have wandered into cultural and women's history, but I remain fascinated by the ways that understanding and knowledge are shaped by the institutions that produce and disseminate them. Most recently, I researched and wrote The University of Maine at Machias, 1909--2009: A History with the help of students in my class HTY 223 Introduction to Historical Studies.
One of the pleasures of teaching in a small program is that you are forced to move beyond your areas of specialization. Because we teach a world history survey, I've had to deepen my knowledge of non-western history. To that end, I've been able to attend summer seminars studying Japan, Ancient China and Rome, and women in modern India. Since then, I've developed and taught a course on the history of South Asia.
- World History to 1500.
- World History since 1500.
- History of the Social Sciences.
- Women in Early Modern Europe.
- World War One and the Twentieth Century.
- The French Revolution.
- The History of South Asia
- Introduction to Historical Studies
- Historiography (the history and philosophy of history).