Jeremy Adelman (born 1960) is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, where he is also the director of the Global History Lab. Previously, he served as the director of the Council for International Teaching and Research, the director of the Program in Latin American Studies and chair of the History Department at Princeton. His areas of scholarship includes Latin American and global history.

He has taught at Oxford University and the University of Essex in England, the Instituto Torcuato di Tella in Argentina, and at Princeton since 1992, and has held visiting fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and the Institut d'études politiques (Paris) and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris). His current initiatives include the formation of the Global History Collaborative with colleagues in Berlin, Paris, and Tokyo.

Recent awards include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship of the American Council for Learned Societies.

Adelman has also written and presents the lectures for the on line NovoEd module Global History Lab. The GHL will migrate, in September 2016, to the edX platform and launch, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Geneva, outreach programs to refugees in Kenya, Jordan, Rwanda and Uganda.[1]


Adelman was educated at University of Toronto, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford.[2][3][4]


  • Adelman, Jeremy (1994). Frontier development : land, labour, and capital on the wheatlands of Argentina and Canada, 1890-1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic World (Stanford University Press: Stanford, 1999) ISBN 978-0804746823 Winner, American Historical Association James A. Rawley Prize for the best book in Atlantic History[5]
  • Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (Princeton University Press: Princeton, 2006) ISBN 978-0691142777
  • Co-authored, World Together, Worlds Apart: An Introduction to World History From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present 3rd Edition (New York: W. W. Norton, 2010) ISBN 978-0393925470
  • Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ (2013) ISBN 9780691155678.
  • El idealista prágmatico: La odisea de Alberto O. Hirschman. Ediciones Uniandes (March 1, 2017)ISBN 978-9587744927
  • Colonial Legacies: The Problem of Persistence in Latin American History (ed.) Routledge 1999. ISBN 978-0415921534
  • Los años del daguerrotipo: Primeras fotografías argentinas, 1843-1870. (with Miguel Angel Cuarterolo. Fundación Antorchas 1995. Spanish and English.ISBN 978-9509837058
  • Essays in Argentine Labour History, 1870-1930. (with Rosemary Thorp). Palgrave MacMillan 1992. ISBN 978-0333551844

Critical studies and reviews of Adelman's workEdit

  • Walsh, Adrian (Sep 2014). "Unorthodox economics : an intellectual biography of a prolific theorist". Australian Book Review. 364: 29–30. Reviews of Worldly philosopher and The essential Hirschman.

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