James Albisetti

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  • Professor
  • History
1767 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:

Ph.D., Yale, 1976

Office Hours

Spring 2018: By Appointment



I was born in Delaware, attended high school in Clarence, New York (suburban Buffalo), graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, and earned by Ph. D. from Yale University, where Peter Gay was my advisor.  I have taught in the Department of History and the Honors Program at UK since 1979.

Honors and Awards



Nineteenth-century German and western European history, with teaching interests extending through the twentieth century.  My current project is a joint biography of Salis and Julie Schwabe, German Jews by birth who became English Unitarians, major industrialists, and leading philanthropists in nineteenth-century Manchester and beyond.

Areas of Specialization

History of education and the professions, social history of the middle classes, women’s history.


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