William R. Keylor
Professor of History and International Relations
Pardee School of Global Studies
Director, International History Institute
Pardee School of Global Studies
152 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (617) 358-0197
E-Mail: [email protected]
B.A., honors in history, Stanford University (1966): Honors Thesis under
direction of Professor Gordon Wright
M.A., modern European history, Columbia University (1967)
Certificate, European Institute, Columbia University (1971)
Ph.D., modern European history, Columbia University (1971)
Jacques Barzun first reader, Robert Paxton second reader
Certificate in Financial Planning, Boston University (1986)
Instructor in History, Rutgers University, Newark (1969)
Fulbright Teaching Fellow, Université de Paris, Vincennes (1969-70)
Lecturer in History, Rutgers University, Newark (1970-72)
Assistant Professor of History, Boston University (1972-75)
Tenured Associate Professor of History, Boston University (1975-80)
Visiting Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of History, Boston University (1980--)
Professeur Invité, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris (spring 2003)
Acting Chair, Department of History, Boston University (1988-
Chair, Department of History, Boston University (1989-91, 1991-94, 1994-
Professor of International Relations, Boston University (1992--)
Director, International History Institute, Boston University (1999--)
Acting Chair, Department of International Relations (2009)
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS (Recipient or Principal Investigator)
J.B. Weter History Honors Fellowship, Stanford University (1965-66)
Advanced Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, Paris, France (1969-70)
Columbia University Presidential Fellowship (awarded but declined) (1969-70)
French Government Traveling Fellowship (awarded but declined) (1969-70)
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship (1970-71)
American Council of Learned Societies Traveling Fellowship (1972)
Boston University Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship (1972)
Inter-University Centre for European Studies Fellowship (1974)
Boston University Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship (1976)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (awarded in 1976, accepted in 1978)
American Philosophical Society Research Fellowship (1985)
Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship (1986)
Boston University Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship (1986)
National Endowment for the Humanities Travel to Sources Fellowship (1987)
Boston University Humanities Foundation Course Development Grant (1988)
McCormick Fellowship, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association (1994)
Florence Gould Foundation Program Grant (awarded 1995 for 1996)
Earhart Foundation Fellowship (2000-2001)
Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship (2000-2001)
Boston University Instructional Technology Grant (2000-2001)
Florence Gould Foundation Program Grant (2003)
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND HONORS FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND
Doctoral Oral Examination passed with highest grade of "double excellent,"
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1969)
Doctoral Dissertation Defense with highest grade of "Distinction," Columbia
University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1971)
Andrew Mellon publication grant, Harvard University Press (1975)
Selected for Scholar-Diplomat Program to serve as Observer at the French
Desk, United States Department of State
Elected Member of Board of Editors, French Historical Studies (1980-83)
Elected Member of Committee on Committees, American Historical Association
One of two American historians invited to deliver a paper at the international
colloquium in Rheims, France commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the
end of the Second World War in Europe (1985)
Elected to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London (1987)
Winner of United Methodist Church Scholar-Teacher Award (1988)
Selected as only American historian to deliver an address before the international
colloquium in Caen, France, entitled "Faut-il faire la guerre pour la
démocratie?" to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day landing
Elected President, Society for French Historical Studies (1995-96)
Designated Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite [Knight of the National Order
of Merit], French Republic (1997)
Selected as Professeur invité, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris (Summer 2003)
AWARDS AND HONORS FOR TEACHING
Arthur G.B. Metcalf (Boston University Board of Trustees) Award for Excellence
in Teaching, Boston University (1984)
United Methodist Church Scholar-Teacher Award, Boston University (1988)
Boston University Nominee (later selected) to participate in the Institute for
European Studies' Faculty Seminar on the French Revolution [on the
occasion of the bicentennial], Paris and Nantes, (1989)
Chosen to deliver lectures in the Alexander Crummel Summer Seminars [for
minority students intending to pursue careers as teachers and scholars in the
PUBLICATIONS IN BOOK FORM
Academy and Community: The Foundation of the French Historical Profession
(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975)
From Parnassus: Essays in Honor of Jacques Barzun (coed. Dora B. Weiner)
(New York: Harper & Row, 1976)
Jacques Bainville and the Renaissance of Royalist History in Twentieth-
Century France (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979)
The Twentieth-Century World: An International History (New York & Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 1984); Revised 2nd edition, 1992; Revised 3rd edition,
1996; Revised 4th edition, 2001; Revised 5th edition, 2005; Revised 6th edition,
2011; (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Georgian translations). Canadian
edition (with Jerry Bannister, 2005, 2nd ed., 2011)
The Legacy of the Great War: Peacemaking 1919 (edited with an introduction)
(Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997)
A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945 (New York and Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2003). Revised 2nd edition, 2008. Italian Translation.
Encyclopedia of the Modern World (general editor) (New York: Facts on File,
PUBLICATIONS IN ARTICLE, ESSAY, OR CHAPTER FORM
"The Origins and Development of the Academic Historical Profession in
France," Newsletter of the New England Historical Association (September
"Clio et le roi: Jacques Bainville et la doctrine historique de l'Action Française,"
Etudes Maurrassiennes , vol. 3 (Spring, 1975), 97-106.
"Clio on Trial: Charles Péguy as Historical Critic," in Keylor and Weiner, ed.,
From Parnassus: Essays in Honor of Jacques Barzun (New York: Harper & Row,
1976), 195-208. Reprinted in Dennis Poupard, ed., Twentieth-Century Literary
Criticism (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1980)
"Prohibition Diplomacy: An Incident of Franco-American Misunderstanding,"
French Civilization Vol. V, No. 3 (Spring, 1981), 299-311.
"Anticlericalism and Educational Reform in the French Third Republic," History
of Education Quarterly (Autumn 1981), 95-102.
"Die Herausforderung der Wissenschaft von der Gesellschaft," in Wolf
Lepenies, ed., Geschichte der Soziologie (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkampt, 1981)
"'Lafayette, We Have Quit!': Wilsonian Policy and French Security After
Versailles," in Nancy L. Roelker and Charles K. Warner, ed., Two Hundred Years
of Franco-American Relations (Worcester, MA: Heffernan Press [for the Society
for French Historical Studies], 1983), 44-75
"Jacques Bainville," in Patrick H. Hutton, ed., Historical Dictionary of the Third
French Republic, 1870-1940 (Westport, CN, Greenwood Press, 1986).
"Entente Cordiale," in ibid.
"Franco-British Relations," in ibid.
"Charles-Victor Langlois," in ibid.
"Ernest Lavisse," in ibid.
"Louis Madelin." in ibid.
"Gabriel Monod," in ibid.
"Franco-Russian Relations in the Third Republic," in ibid.
"Charles Seignobos," in ibid.
"Triple Entente," in ibid.
"Franco-American Relations in the Third Republic," in ibid.
"France's Role In World War I," in ibid.
"World History and International History: Complementary or Incompatible
Approaches to Global Historical Reality?" World History, Vol .III, No. 1 (Summer
"Des Buts de guerre aux buts de paix: La Politique européenne des Etats-Unis
de Yalta à Potsdam," in Maurice Vaisse, ed., La Victoire en Europe (Paris: La
Manufacture, 1986), 169-180.
"Great Britain, France, and the Munich Settlement: Foreign Policy and National
Deterrent," The Munich Diktat: Fifty Years After (Institute for the Study of Conflict,
Ideology, and Policy Publication Series, No. 2 (Autumn, 1988), 1-8
"The Rise and Demise of the Franco-American Guarantee Treaty, 1919-1921,"
Proceedings of the Western Society for French History , Vol 14 (Autumn1988),
"France Faces Glasnost a