BLACKBOURN, David. British, b. 1949. Genres: Area studies, History, Local history/Rural topics, Social sciences. Career: Cambridge University, England, research fellow in history at Jesus College, 1973-76; University of London, lecturer in history at Queen Mary College, 1976-79, Birkbeck College, lecturer, 1979-85, reader in history, 1985-89, professor, 1989-92; Harvard University, professor, 1992-. Stanford University, visiting professor, 1989-90; member of academic management committee of London's German Historical Institute, 1983-92, and of Institute for European History, Mainz, Germany, 1995-. Fellow of Royal Historical Society, 1986-. Research fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1984-85, Guggenheim Foundation, 1994-95. Publications: Class, Religion, and Local Politics in Wilhelmine Germany: The Centre Party in Wuerttemberg before 1914, 1980; (with G. Eley) Mythen deutscher Geschichtsschreibung: Die gescheiterte buergerliche Revolution von 1848 (title means: Myths of German Historiography), 1980; (with G. Eley) The Peculiarities of German History: Bourgeois Society and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Germany, 1984; Populists and Patricians: Essays in Modern German History, 1987; (ed. with R.J. Evans) The German Bourgeoisie, 1991; Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century Germany, 1993; Germany in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1997. Address: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.