Watts, Sheldon J. 1934–

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Watts, Sheldon J. 1934–

PERSONAL: Born March 15, 1934, in Duluth, MN; son of Matthew Sheldon (a lawyer) and Val (a county treasurer) Watts; married Susan Illingworth (a medical geographer), August 15, 1964. Ethnicity: "Euro-American." Education: University of Maryland, Ph.D., 1965. Politics: "Registered voter." Hobbies and other interests: Architectural preservation.

ADDRESSES: Home—13 Birgas, Apt. 701, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt. Office—c/o Social Research Center, American University in Cairo, P.O. Box 2511, 11511 Cairo, Egypt. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, senior lecturer, 1977–84; American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, historian, 1990–92; independent scholar, 1992–. University of London, friend of Institute of Historical Research. Military service: U.S. Army, Artillery, 1958–59; became first lieutenant.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, John Alden Society, Friends of York Minster.

WRITINGS:

(With Susan J. Watts) From Border to Middle Shire: Northumberland, 1586–1625, Leicester University Press (Leicester, England), 1975.

A Social History of Western Europe, 1450–1720: Tensions and Solidarities among Rural People, Hutchinson University Library for Africa (London, England), 1984.

Epidemics and History: Disease, Power, and Imperialism, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1998.

Disease and Medicine in World History, Routledge (New York, NY), 2003.

Eidemias y poder: Historia enfermedad, imperialiso, Editorial Andres Bellow (Barcelona, Spain), 2000.

Contributor to books. Contributor to periodicals, including Past and Present, Journal of Social History, and Journal of World History.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Historical Review, December, 1998, Suzanne Austin Alchon, review of Epidemics and History: Disease, Power, and Imperialism, p. 1554.

Bookwatch, February, 1998, review of Epidemics and History, p. 2.

British Journal of General Practice, March, 1998, article by Malcolm Nicholson, p. 1116.

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History Annual, 1999, review of Epidemics and History, pp. 387-388.

Canadian Medical Association Journal, September 19, 2000, review of Epidemics and History, p. 745.

Choice, June, 1985, M.S. Miller, review of A Social History of Western Europe, 1450–1720: Tensions and Solidarities among Rural People, p. 1556.

Contemporary Review, April, 1998, review of Epidemics and History, p. 222.

Foreign Affairs, January-February 1998, Laurie Garrett, review of Epidemics and History: Disease, Power, and Imperialism, pp. 139-142.

History: Review of New Books, fall, 1998, D. Clayton Brown, review of Epidemics and History, p. 43.

History Today, June, 1998, Lara Marks, review of Epidemics and History, pp. 60-61.

Human Ecology: Interdisciplinary Journal, June, 2001, Carlose E.A. Coimbra, Jr., review of Epidemics and History, p. 253.

International History Review, September, 1999, F.B. Smith, review of Epidemics and History, p. 745.

International Journal of African Historical Studies, summer, 2003, Julie Livingston, review of Disease and Medicine in World History, p. 659.

Isis, December, 1998, Anne Hardy, review of Epidemics and History, p. 710.

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, September 16, 1998, John Muendel, review of Epidemics and History, p. 1023.

Journal of Historical Geography, July, 2000, Matthew Smallman-Raynor, review of Epidemics and History, p. 482.

Journal of Interdisciplinary History, summer, 1999, Kenneth F. Kiple, review of Epidemics and History, p. 104.

Journal of Military History, January, 2000, William B. Cohen, review of Epidemics and History, p. 193.

Journal of Modern History, December, 1999, Michael Adas, review of Epidemics and History, p. 914.

Journal of Social History, summer, 1999, Howard I. Kushner, review of Epidemics and History, p. 995.

London Review of Books, September 19, 1985, Edmund Leach, review of A Social History of Western Europe, 1450–1720, p. 19; February 4, 1999, review of Epidemics and History, p. 30.

Los Angeles Times, March 8, 1998, review of Epidemics and History, p. 10.

Nation, February 23, 1998, Joe Knowles, review of Epidemics and History, pp. 29-31.

Natural History, October, 1998, article by Paul Farmer, pp. 9-10.

New England Journal of Medicine, July 2, 1998, Gert H. Brieger, review of Epidemics and History, p. 55.

Renaissance Quarterly, summer, 2000, review of Epidemics and History, p. 542.

Social Science and Medicine, January, 1999, Marion McAllister, review of Epidemics and History, p. 130.

Times (London, England), November 20, 1997, article by Roy Porter.

Times Educational Supplement, January 25, 1985, review of A Social History of Western Europe, 1450–1720, p. 33.

Times Higher Education Supplement, January 16, 1998, David Arnold, review of Epidemics and History, p. 24.

Times Literary Supplement, April 19, 1985, Geoffrey Parker, review of A Social History of Western Europe, 1450–1720, p. 444; June 19, 1998, Andrew Wear, review of Epidemics and History, p. 6.

Virginia Quarterly Review, summer, 1998, review of Epidemics and History, p. 79.

Washington Post, August 18, 1998, Alfred W. Crosby, review of Epidemics and History, p. 8.