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John Martin Vincent Chair in History

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1939 by the estate of John Martin Vincent

VincentJohnJOHN MARTIN VINCENT, A&S 1890 (PhD), an expert in European history, was a member of the Hopkins history faculty for 35 years. Dr. Vincent and his wife made 21 tours of Europe. The Vincents were noted in Baltimore for their popular dinner parties, where young Woodrow Wilson, A&S 1886 (PhD), was a frequent guest. It came as a great surprise to his former colleagues when Dr. Vincent’s will revealed his large bequest, the proceeds of careful investment over the years.

Held by Mary P. Ryan

Ryan MaryMARY P. RYAN, the John Martin Vincent Professor in History, joined the Department of History in 2002. She is the author of numerous articles and six books on the history of the United States, most recently Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in 19th-Century American Cities. Dr. Ryan’s Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men Through American History is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press. Her work Cradle of the Middle Class: The Families of Oneida County New York won the Bancroft and Berkshire prizes. She has been elected to the Society of American Historians and the American Antiquarian Society, named the chair in American Civilization at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris, and served on several editorial boards, including the journal Feminist Studies. In 2002, the Huntington Library named her the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Ryan is a member of the affiliate board of Hopkins’ Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.