James Johnson

Professor of History

  • Title Professor of History
  • Office 226 Bay State Road
  • Phone 617-353-2554
  • Education BA, University of Oklahoma
    PhD, University of Chicago

James Johnson is a cultural historian who writes and teaches on modern and early modern Europe.  His research includes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, the history of Venice, and music history.  His book Listening in Paris: A Cultural History received the American Historical Association’s 1995 Herbert Baxter Adams Award and the American Philosophical Society’s Jacques Barzun Prize. His current work is on identity, concealment, and the self in modern and early modern Europe.  His book Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic, received the American Historical Association’s 2011 George L. Mosse Award and Oscar Kenshur Book Prize.  He is now at work on its successor, Disguised Intentions: Concealment in the City of Light.

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