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Richard F. Teichgraeber III, Tulane University

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

"The Arrival of Up-or-Out Tenure: James B. Conant and the 'Tempest at Harvard,' 1937-39"

This Event is by Invitation Only



Tilton Hall
Room 307

About the Speaker

Richard F. Teichgraeber III is Professor of History at Tulane University and a 2009-2010 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellow. He is the author of Sublime Thoughts/Penny Wisdom: Situating Emerson and Thoreau in the American Marketplace (1995) and “Free Trade” and Moral Philosophy: Rethinking the Sources of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations (1986). He is also the co-editor (with Thomas L. Haskell) of The Culture of the Market: Historical Essays (1993). His publications also include numerous other essays and reviews.

Professor Teichgraeber’s current teaching and research interests focus on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American cultural history, especially the growth and consolidation of the American university system. Before coming to Tulane in 1979, he was a Teaching and Research Fellow in the Department of History at Stanford University and has been the recipient of research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. Professor Teichgraeber served as Director of the Murphy Institute from 1984 until 2009.

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