Joseph S. Freedman
Joseph S. Freedman (born 1946) is Professor of History at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. He previously was an Assistant (2000-2005), Associate (2005-2008), and Full Professor (2008-2012) of Education there. His primary area of research is academic philosophy (Schulphilosophie) during the Early Modern Period with an emphasis on Central Europe. He publishes extensively on the history of philosophy and history of education. Freedman received his B.A. in History 1969, his MA in History in 1972, and his PhD in History in 1982, all from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His PhD dissertation focused on philosophy and philosophical issues in historical perspective, together with the history of education.
He was also trained as a librarian and an archivist, earning a Master of Information and Library Science (University of Michigan, 1990). Freedman received his B.A. in History  in 1969, his MA in History in 1972, and his PhD in History in 1982, all from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has worked for 10 years in the information field as a librarian, library manager, and university archivist. His secondary areas of research are archival theory from the 16th through the 19th centuries and subject-classifications during the early modern period.
Freedman has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Halle-Wittenberg (2004), Munich (2006), and Coimbra (2009). He has also given lectures at the Universities of Basel, Bern, Copenhagen, Halle-Wittenberg, Leipzig, Salzburg, and Tübingen as well as at Trinity College, Dublin. He was a fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Legal History (2002), the Scaliger Institute at the University of Leiden (2003, 2004), the Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek in Emden (2005), the Berlin State Library (2011), and the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel (2012, 2013). He was also an Honorary Fellow at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich in 2014.
- The Life, Significance, and Philosophy of Clemens Timpler, 1563/4–1624. Madison: University of Wisconsin. 1982. (3 volumes: unpublished PHD dissertation)
- European Academic Philosophy in the Late Sixteenth and early Seventeenth centuries: The Life, Significance, and Philosophy of Clemens Timpler (1563/4–1624). Hildesheim: Georg Olms. 1988. (2 volumes)
- Philosophy and the Arts in Central Europe, 1500–1700: Teaching and texts at schools and universities. Aldershot: Ashgate. 1999. ISBN 0-86078-780-X. (Collection of previously-published essays)
- “Aristotelianism and Humanism in the Late Reformation German Philosophy: The case of Clemens Timpler” in The Harvest of Humanism in Central Europe: Essays in Honor of Lewis W. Spitz, Fleischer, Manfred P., ed. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1992.
- "Classifications of Philosophy, the Sciences, and the Arts in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe" in The Modern Schoolman, St. Louis University, 1994, p. 37ff.
- ""Professionalization" and "Confessionalization": The Place of Physics, Philosophy, and Arts Instruction at Central European Academic Institutions during the Reformation Era". Early Science and Medicine 6 (4): 334–352. 2001. doi:10.1163/157338201x00181. JSTOR 4130320.
- "Melancthon's Opinion of Ramus and the Utilization of Their Writings in Central Europe" in The Influence of Petrus Ramus: Studies in sixteenth and seventeenth century philosophy and sciences, Feingold, Mordechai, Freedman, Joseph S., and Rother, Wolfgang, eds. Schwabe, 2001. ISBN 3-7965-1560-6
- "A Neglected Treatise on Scientific Method (methodus scientifica) Published by Johannes Bellarinus in 1606" in Geschiche Der Hermeneutik Und Die Methodik Der Textinterpretierenden Disziplinen, Schonert, Jorg and Vollhardt, Freidrich, eds. Walter de Gruyter, 2005, p. 43ff. ISBN 3-11-018303-X
- "Alabama State University Faculty Roster Form: Qualifications of Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty" (PDF). Alabama State University. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
- "Biography". Speakermatch. 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- Bibliography of Joseph S. Freedman on Philosophy in Central Europe (1500-1700)
- Alabama State University – History Faculty