Joseph S. Freedman

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For those of a similar name, see Joseph Friedman and Joseph Freeman (disambiguation).

Joseph S. Freedman (born 1946) is Professor of History at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. He has been 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 BA 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 BA in History [1] in 1969, his MA in History[1] in 1972, and his PhD in History in 1982, all from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has worked since 2005 in the information field as a librarian, library manager, and university archivist.[2] 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.

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  1. ^ a b "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. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Speakermatch. 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 

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