Gabrielle Spiegel

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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
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Gabrielle M. Spiegel is Krieger-Eisenhower University Professor of History and Gilman Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, where she also served as Chair of the History Department . She has been the President of the American Historical Association and President of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. She served as Dean of Humanities at UCLA and twice as Dean of Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. She is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences She earned her doctorate in medieval history at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on the theory and practice of historical writing, both in the Middle Ages and in the modern era. She is currently working on the theoretical problems entailed in trying to incorporate memory into history and the ethical issues such an endeavor involves.