I teach European and world history from 1500 to the present. I publish widely on subjects related to the Industrial and French Revolutions. My teaching interests include global terrorism, the rise of European empires, and genocide, particularly the Holocaust.
- PHD, University of Pennsylvania
- MA, Johns Hopkins University
- BA, Johns Hopkins University
FREN 219 Keeping French Alive
FREN 320 Special Topic in French and/ or Francophone Culture
HIST 150 Roots: History - Slavery & Liberation
HIST 152 Roots: History - Slavery & Liberation (First-Year Seminar)
HIST 200 Historical Methods
HIST 218 World History since 1600
HIST 305 Early Modern Europe
HIST 307 Genocide and Racism
HIST 314 Modern Africa
HIST 326 Diplomatic History of Europe 1815-1914
HIST 351 Age of the French Revolution
HIST 352 Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 357 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
HIST 358 Industrial Revolution
HIST 377 Science, Technology and Society in the Industrial Age
HIST 390 Terror and Terrorism: the Uses of Political Violence
HIST 490 Senior Seminar: Consumption
LLRN 203 Roots: History
The Making of a Terrorist: Alexandre Rousselin and the French Revolution will be published by Oxford University Press in December 2020.
- A People's History of the World, 1400-present. I have been commissioned to write Oxford University Press' next world history textbook and edit a companion book of primary sources, Voices of a People's History of the World. These books are due in September 2020 and slated to appear in March 2022.
The Terror: Revolutionary Government in the French Revolution. Under contract with Polity Press. Due January 2024.
Publications and Scholarly Activities
- Horn has written or edited six books: "Qui parle pour la nation?" Les élections et les élus de la Champagne méridionale, 1765-1830 (Société des études robespierristes, 2004); The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830 (MIT Press, 2006, paperback edition, 2008); The Industrial Revolution (Greenwood Press, 2007); edited (with Leonard N. Rosenband and Merritt Roe Smith) Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution (MIT Press, 2010; reprinted 2012); Economic Development in Early-Modern France, 1650-1800: The Privilege of Liberty (Cambridge University Press, 2015, paperback edition 2017); and The Industrial Revolution: History, Documents, and Key Questions (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016). (See http://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Horn-PhD/e/B001H6IKZ8/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0)
- Recent articles and book chapters (published since 2008) include: “Introduction: What’s Old Is New Again,” in Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques, 44:3 (2018), 1-7; “Self-Fashioning and Self-Interest: Alexandre Rousselin, comte de Saint-Albin, as Biographer,” Journal of the Western Society for French History 43 (2017), 78-85; “1664 : mise en place du « tarif Colbert »” in L’Histoire de France vue d’ailleurs, ed. Jean-Noël Jeanneney and Jeanne Guérout (Paris: Les Arenès, 2016), 188-199; “Privilege and Urban Space,” roundtable on “Cities in Motion: French and Francophone Urban History,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History 41 (2016), 14-18; “Machine-breaking and the ‘Threat from Below’ in Great Britain and France during the early Industrial Revolution,” in Disturbing the Peace: Riot, Resistance and Rebellion in Europe, 1381 to the Present, ed. Brett Bowden and Michael T. Davis (London: Palgrave, 2015), 165-78, “Lessons from the Levant: French Economic Development in the Mediterranean,” French History 29:1 (2015), 76-92, “Lasting Economic Structures: successes, failures, legacies,” Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution, ed. David Andress (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 607-24, “A Different Triangular Trade – from the Antilles to the Levant via Marseille,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History: Selected Papers of the 2012 Annual Meeting 40 (2014), 37-44, “La police des ouvriers sous l'Empire : vers un ordre social européen ?" L’Empire : une expérience de construction européenne ? , ed. Jean-Pierre Jessenne (Paris: Armand Colin, 2014), 323-31, "'A Beautiful Madness': Privilege, the Machine Question and Industrial Development in Normandy in 1789," Past and Present 217 (2012), “Marseille et la question du mercantilisme : privilège, liberté et l’économie politique en France, 1650-1750," Histoire, économie & société (2011/2), 95-112; “Privilege and the Machine Question: the Hautes Justices of Normandy in 1789,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History: Selected Papers of the 2008 Annual Meeting 36 (2009), 109-120; “La reception normand des négociations commerciales avec l’Angleterre 1801-2,” in Jean-Pierre Jessenne, Renaud Morieux, and Pascal Dupuy, eds., Les traités et les relations entre les peoples. Constructions, enjeux et réceptions : le cas franco-anglais (17173-1802) (Paris: Société des études robespierristes, 2008); “« Mille fusils par jour » : l’économie politique de la production militaire à Paris durant l’ère de la Terreur,” in Michel Biard, ed., Les politiques de la Terreur (Paris: Société des études robespierristes, 2008).
Previous articles and book chapters include: Proceedings of the Western Society for French History (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1999, 1997); Labour/Le Travail (2005); Perspectives on Science (2005); James R. Farr, ed., The Industrial Revolution in Europe (2002); French Historical Studies (2002);, Annales Historiques de la Révolution française (2001 and 1998); Jean-Pierre Jessenne, ed., Du Directoire au Consulat (2001); Journal of Urban History (2000); Technology & Culture (1998); Philippe Bourdin and Bernard Gainot, eds., La République directoriale: Actes du colloque de Clermont-Ferrand (22, 23 et 24 mai 1997) (1998); The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850: Selected Papers (1996, 1995, 1994); French History (1995) and History of European Ideas (1991).
65 book reviews have appeared in: American Historical Review, Social History, Metascience, History and Technology, English Historical Review, French History, Physics World, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Modern History, International Labor and Working-Class History, The Historian, The Canadian Journal of History, History of European Ideas, European Legacy, Business History Review and on H-France, H-Genocide and EH-Net.
Conference Papers and invited talks (since 2008):
“Competing Forms of Apprenticeship: The Role of Privileged Enclaves in Early Modern French Cities,” presented at “Socialization and Skill: The Master-Apprentice Relationship in a Long-Term Perspective” at the London School of Economics in November 2019.
“Dechristianization as Terror,” presented to the New York Eighteenth-Century Seminar in May 2019.
“Teaching Global Politics: A People’s History Perspective,” presented to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology History Department in April 2019.
“Teaching Global Politics: A People’s History Perspective,” presented to the Northeastern University World History Program in April 2019.
“Revenge of the Nerds: The White Terror in Troyes,” presented to the Western Society for French History in November 2018.
“Dechristianization, Terror, and Reaction in Champagne,” presented at a Conference honoring Lynn Hunt in October 2018.
“Spectacle and Dechristianization: Champagne, 1793,” presented to the Western Society for French History in November 2017.
“Education for Change: Alexandre Rousselin, from Enlightenment to Revolution (1773-92),” presented to the New York Eighteenth-Century Seminar in September 2017.
“A True Believer: Alexandre Rousselin and Revolutionary Government," presented to the Society for French Historical Studies in April 2017.
“(Re)writing the History of the World for the 21st Century: Putting the People Back into Global History,” to be delivered at Lehigh University in March 2017.
“The Making of a Terrorist,” presented to the Boston Area French History Group in March 2016.
“Self-Fashioning and Self-Interest: Alexandre Rousselin, comte de Saint-Albin, as Biographer,” presented to the Western Society for French History in November 2015.
“Workplace Theft in the Languedocian Woolens Industry,” presented at a conference on the work of Leonard Rosenband at Utah State University in March 2015.
“Privilege and Urban Space,” a roundtable on “Cities in Motion: French and Francophone Urban History,” presented to the Western Society for French History in October 2013.
“A Different Triangular Trade – from the Antilles to the Levant via Marseille,” presented to the Western Society for French History in October 2012.
“La police des ouvriers sous l'Empire : vers un ordre social européen ?" presented at the international conference « L’Empire : une expérience de construction européenne ? » in Lille and Brussels in October 2011.
- “Privileged No More: the Port of Marseille’s Loss of Privileges after 1750,” presented to the Western Society for French History in October 2010.
Seminar on The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830 presented to the Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (Université de Lille III) in June 2010.
“The Paradoxes of Privilege in 1789" presented to the Johns Hopkins University European History Seminar in November 2009.
- “Seigneurs and Eighteenth-Century Industrial Development in Normandy,” presented to the Western Society for French History in October 2009.
“The Practice of Mercantilism in France during the long seventeenth century,” presented at the conference “Rethinking Mercantilism” at Columbia University in March 2009.
- “Privilege and the Machine Question: the Hautes Justices of Normandy in 1789,” presented to the Western Society for French History in November 2008.
“Éviter la révolution: la voie français à l’industrialisation,” presented to the Seminaire avancé de recherché of the Department d'histoire économique at the Université de Genève in April 2008.
- Twenty-eight additional presentations and invited talks between 1993 and 2007.
Professional Experience and Memberships
Society for French Historical Studies: Co-president (with Sally Charnow), 2020-21; Co-president elect and Executive Committee member, 2019-20; Editorial board of French Historical Studies, 2015-18; Book review editor for the on-line discussion group H-France, covering the Revolutionary era to the mid-nineteenth century, 2004-09; and Program Committee, 2008 Meeting, New Brunswick, NJ. https://www.societyforfrenchhistoricalstudies.net/.
- New York French History Group: Co-moderator (with David Troyansky), 2016-present.
- Western Society for French History: Immediate Past President, 2014-15; President, 2013-14; Vice-President, 2012-13; Prizes Committee, 2010-12; Governing Council, 2007-10, 2002-05; Program Committee, 2008 Meeting, Québec; Editorial Board for the Proceedings, 2004-06; Ad-hoc committee on constitutional revision, 2005. www.wsfh.org
- Horn served as Director of the Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center from 2007-11 and was Associate Director from 2000-07. He is on the Board of Consultors of the Manhattan College Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center. http://hgimanhattan.com/
External reviewer for tenure and promotion applications (2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2009); History Programs reviewed (2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010); Evaluator for University of Tennessee-Knoxville Humanities Center (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015); Reviewer for the American Council of Learned Socieites (2019, 2018, 2017); Reviewer for the European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Program (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015); Proposals reviewed for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Program (2012), National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Studies Program (2010) and for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshop (2006).
Articles reviewed for Catholic Historical Review, Economic History Review, European Legacy, French Historical Studies, French History, Historical Materialism, History & Memory, International Labor and Working Class History, International Review of Social History, Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, Social History, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and Technology & Culture.
Books reviewed for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Princeton University Press, Harvard University Press, University Press of New England, Kent State University Press, Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, D.C. Heath and Company, Pearson Education, Calmann & King, Broadview Press and Wadsworth-Cengage Learning.
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies: Chair, Travel Fellowship Committee, 1999-2000 and Travel Fellowship Committee, 1998-99.
- Board of editors for Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques, 2019-21.
- Consultant Pearson Humanities Project Imagine: The Industrial Revolution, 2019.
Taught four workshops as part of the Teaching American History program targeted to Yonkers High School and Middle School teachers (2007-10).
Taught multi-national student groups in the IBIS Bilingual Program in History at the Université de Rouen I on "Napoleon Bonaparte: the Legacy of the French Revolution and the Foundation of the Modern French State," in March 2002, 2003 and 2004.
- Economic History Association
- Economic History Society
- Société des études robespierristes
- Society for French Historical Studies
- Western Society for French History.
Honors, Awards, and Grants
Recipient of the Martin Rollins Interfaith Brotherhood Award from the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council, 2011.
- Faculty Summer Grant, 2020.
- Faculty Summer Grant, 2017.
- Faculty Summer Grant, 2014.
- University Associate, New York University – Faculty Resource Network, Summer 2011.
- Faculty Summer Grant, Manhattan College, 2010.
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 2009.
- Scholar-in-Residence, New York University – Faculty Resource Network, Spring 2008.
- Faculty Summer Grant, Manhattan College, 2006.
- Senior Fellow, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002-03.
- Faculty Summer Grant, Manhattan College, 2002.
- National Science Foundation Grant SBR-9810232 for "Industrial and Scientific Policy in France during the Age of Revolution, 1775-1820," 1999-2000.
- Researcher, National Science Foundation Grant SBR-9310699, "The Cultural Foundations of the Industrial Revolution," directed by Margaret Jacob, December 1993-January 1994, Summer 1995.
- “Early-modern Mercantilism: Success or Failure?” World History: Enduring Questions. ABC-CLIO (2011).
- "Mercantilism: Early-Modern Capitalism." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO (2010).
- “The Economic History of Revolutionary France,” for United States Academic Decathlon, Economics Resource Guide (2009-10).
- Associate Editor for Lynn Hunt and Jack Censer, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, a CD-ROM and web-based project published separately by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2001. (http://www.chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/).