Ringer, Fritz

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RINGER, Fritz. American (born Germany), b. 1934. Genres: Education, History, Intellectual history, Social sciences. Career: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, instructor, 1960-62, assistant professor of history, 1962-66; Indiana University-Bloomington, associate professor of history, 1966-70; Boston University, professor of history, 1970-84; University of Pittsburgh, Mellon Professor of History, 1984-, also fellow of Center for Philosophy of Science and member of Cultural Studies Program. Center for the Study of Higher Education, Berkeley, CA, visiting fellow, 1976-77; Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study Fellow, 1985-86; National Humanities Center Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow, 1993-94; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/ Institute for Advanced Study Fellow, 2001-02; lecturer at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Publications: The German Inflation of 1923, 1969; The Decline of the German Mandarins, 1969; Education and Society in Modern Europe, 1979; (ed. with D. Mueller and B. Simon, and contrib.) The Rise of the Modern Educational System, 1987; Fields of Knowledge: French Academic Culture in Comparative Perspective, 1890- 1920, 1992; Max Weber's Methodology: The Unification of the Cultural and Social Sciences, 1997; Trouble in Academe: A Memoir, 1999; Toward a Social History of Knowledge: Collected Essays, 2000; Reading Max Weber, 2004. Contributor to books and academic journals. Address: 2220 20th St NW Apt 31, Washington, DC 20009, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]