Farr, James R. (1950-) | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
James R. Farr received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi and his M.A. from Memphis State University. He was awarded his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1983. He taught at Beloit College and the University of Tennessee before coming to Purdue. At each institution he taught the history of western civilization.
He is the author of several books on European history: Hands of Honor: Artisans and Their World in Dijon, 1550-1650 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988); Authority and Sexuality in Early Modern Burgundy, 1550-1730 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); and Artisans in Europe, 1300-1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). He was the editor of French Historical Studies from 1991 to 2000, and edited a volume entitled, Europe During the Era of Industrialization, 1750-1914 (New York: Gale, 2003).
Professor Farr has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships during his career, among them a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, and a residency fellowship at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University.