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1Name:  Dr. Angelos Chaniotis
 Institution:  Institute for Advanced Study
 Year Elected:  2023
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404a
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1959
   
2Name:  Dr. Geoffrey Parker
 Institution:  Ohio State University
 Year Elected:  2023
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404a
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1943
   
 
Geoffrey Parker is a Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History, as well as an Associate of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, at the Ohio State University. He was born in Nottingham, England, and studied history at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he received his BA (1965); his M.A. and Ph.D. (1968); and his Doctor of Letters (1981). He taught at the universities of Cambridge and St Andrews (UK), British Columbia (Canada), and Illinois and Yale (US) before joining the OSU History Department in 1997, where he teaches courses on Reformation Europe and military history at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2006, he received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the university’s highest honor for teaching excellence; and in 2022 the Rodica C. Botoman award for distinguished undergraduate teaching and mentoring. He has also directed 35 doctoral dissertations to completion, and in 2013 his advisees presented him with a Festschrift in honor of his 65th birthday, The Limits of Empire: European Imperial Formations in Early Modern World History. He is the author or editor of 40 books, including The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road. The logistics of Spanish victory and defeat in the Low Countries Wars, 1567-1659 (1972; revised edition 2004); The Military Revolution. Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800 (1988; third edition 1996), winner of the "best book prize" from the Society for the History of Technology; The Grand Strategy of Philip II (1998), winner of the Samuel E. Morison Prize from the Society of Military History; and The Global Crisis: war, climate change and catastrophe in the 17th century (2013; updated edition, 2017), winner of the Best Book Prize from the Society of Military History and a British Academy Medal for a "landmark scholarly achievement which has transformed understanding of a particular subject or field of study." His biography Emperor: A new life of Charles V (2019), won the 2020 Ohio Academy of History award for "the outstanding publication of the previous year." His latest book, co-authored with one of his former doctoral students, Colin Martin, is Armada. The Spanish Enterprise and England’s deliverance in 1588. His books have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages. He won the biennial Heineken Prize for History, awarded every two years to the scholar "deemed to have had the greatest impact on the profession," in 2012; the Sullivant Gold Medal, awarded once every five years by OSU’s Board of Trustees "to a member of the university whose achievements have been extraordinary and distinctive", in 2021; and the Ohio Academy of History annual Distinguished Historian Award in 2022. He is a fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received honorary doctorates from several European universities. In 1992, King Juan Carlos of Spain made him a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella la Católica; and in 1996, the Spanish government made him a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X el Sabio. He has four children and three grandchildren.
 
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2023[X]