Bernard Bailyn, professor of History, has been appointed to the Winthrop Chair of History.
Oscar Handlin resigned as Winthrop Professor this Fall to accept the new Charles Warren Chair and to become director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.
Bailyn, a colonial and revolutionary historian, teaches History 160ab, a course in American history before 1789. He is editor of the John Harvard Library, which publishes documents from American history. He won the Faculty Prize of the Harvard University Press last year for the first volume of "Pamphlets of the American Revolution."