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John Hirschfield
John Hirschfield 1962
John Hirschfield, in the 1962 Acropolis.

Full name

John Milton Hirschfield

Alternative names

John M. Hirschfield

Presence at Shimer

19541967

Presence on Earth

1919–

AB

Wayne State University

Ph.D.

University of Chicago 1957

Role(s)

Mount Carroll period faculty

John Hirschfield (b. 1919) taught at Shimer College from 1954 to 1967. He held an A.B. from Wayne State University and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1957.

Hirschfield was the first Shimer instructor to lead a study abroad program, in Paris in 1961. Shortly thereafter, this led to Shimer's Oxford study abroad program, which has been in annual or biennial operation ever since.

Brief description

This brief description is released under the CC0 copyright waiver.

John Milton Hirschfield (b. 1919) is a professor emeritus of history at St. Mary's College of Maryland. A historian of science, he is the author of Academie Royale Des Sciences, 1666-1683 (1981). He holds a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Shortly after receiving his Ph.D., he joined the faculty of Shimer College, where he founded what would become the Oxford study abroad program; he remained at Shimer until 1967. (from Shimer College Wiki)

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