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Release: Dec. 18, 2001
UI history professor named Fellow in Royal Historical Society
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jeffrey L. Cox, a professor in the University of Iowa
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow in the
Royal Historical Society, a British academic organization. Cox, a UI history
professor since 1977, was selected on the basis of his "original contribution
to historical scholarship in the form of significant published work."
The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868 to represent the needs
of scholarly historians in Great Britain and to promote the serious study
of history among the wider public. Since then it has served as Britain's principal
organization for the promotion of the scholarly study of the past. The society
is composed of over 2,500 fellows from Britain and more than 40 other countries
around the world.
Cox studies modern Britain, imperial history and the social history of religion.
His publications include books and articles on the decline of religion in
modern Britain, and the spread of Christianity in the non-western world during
the British imperial period. Cox received his Ph.D. from Harvard University