Thomas T. Allsen

Thomas Theodore Allsen (February 16, 1940 – February 2019) was an American historian specializing in Mongolian studies.

Following the completion of a bachelor of arts degree in history from Portland State University in 1962, Allsen attended the University of Washington to pursue a master of arts in Russian studies. In 1969, Allsen graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master of Library Science degree. He completed a doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota in 1979 and began teaching at Western Kentucky University. The next year, Allsen joined the faculty of the Trenton State College History Department.[1]

He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002,[2] and retired from The College of New Jersey in the same year.[1] Between 1986 and 2013, Allsen served on the editorial staff of the journal Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi. The journal published a Festschrift for Thomas T. Allsen in Celebration of His 75th Birthday in its 21st volume (2014–15).[1][3]

Allsen died in February 2019.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Thomas T. Allsen – Obituary". Central Eurasian Studies Society. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Thomas T. Allsen". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Festschrift for Thomas T. Allsen in Celebration of His 75th Birthday". Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi. 21. January 1, 2015. ISBN 978-3-447-09891-5.