Lenard R. Berlanstein
Commonwealth Professor, Emeritus (1973)
Office Hours: Wed. and Thur. 10:00-11:30
Office: 352 Nau Hall (South Lawn)
Phone: (434) 924-6386
Email: lrb (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesModern European Cultural History
B.A. Michigan 1969
M.A. Johns Hopkins 1971
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins 1973
Publications and Awards
Daughters of Eve: A Cultural History of French Theater Women from the Old Regime to the Fin-de-Siecle (Harvard University Press, 2001).
Rethinking Labor History: Essays in Discourse and Class Analysis (Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1993).
The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth-Century Europe (London: Routledge, 1992).
Big Business and Industrial Conflict in Nineteenth-Century France: A Social History of the Parisian Gas Company (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991).
The Working People of Paris, 1871-1914. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984).
The Barristers of Toulouse in the Eighteenth Century. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975).
"Selling Modern Femininity: Femina, a Forgotten Feminist Publishing Success in Belle Epoque France," French Historical Studies 30 (Fall 2007): 623-650.
"Breeches and Breaches: Cross Dress Theater and the Culture of Gender Ambiguity in Modern France," Comparative Studies in Society and History 38 (April 1996): 343-365.
"The Distinctiveness of the Nineteenth-Century French Labor Movement," Journal of Modern History (1992).
"Working with Language: the Linguistic Turn in French Labor History," Comparative Studies in Society and History (1991).
"Managers and Engineers in French Big Business of the Nineteenth Century," Journal of Social History (1988).
"The Formation of a Factory Proletariat: Rubber and Cable Workers in Bezons, France (1860-1914)," Journal of Social History (1981).
"Growing Up as Workers in Nineteenth-Century Paris: The Case of the Orphans of the Prince Imperial," French Historical Studies (1980).
"Illegitimacy, Concubinage, and Proletarianization in a French Town, 1760-1914," Journal of Family History (1980).
"Vagrants, Beggars, and Thieves: Delinquent Boys in Mid-Nineteenth Century Paris," Journal of Social History (1979).
Koren Prize for Best Article in French History, 2007, Society for French Historical Studies
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1999
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1998
Executive Director, Society for French Historical Studies, 1997-2005
Current Research: "Recovering the Belle Epoque of French Feminism"