Paul Bushkovitch, the newly appointed Reuben Post Halleck Professor of History, specializes in Russian history through the 18th century. His teaching covers Russian history in those centuries, with an emphasis on the formation of the state, religion, and empire.
Bushkovitch received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He joined the Yale faculty in 1975 and served as chair of the Department of History 1992-1996.
The Yale scholar is the author of “The Merchants of Moscow 1580-1650,” “Religion and Society in Russia, the 16th and 17th Centuries,” “England and the North: the Russian Embassy of 1613-1614” (with Maija Jansson and Nikolai Rogozhin), “Peter the Great,” “Peter the Great: The Struggle for Power, 1671-1725,” and “A Concise History of Russia,” among others. His forthcoming books are “Succession to the Throne and the Problem of Absolutism in Russia 1598-1722” and a study of the image of the monarch in Russia, 900-1740.
An invited lecturer both nationally and internationally, Bushkovitch is a member of the editorial boards of Cahiers du Monde Russe, Paris, and the Patrick Gordon Diary Project in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is co-publisher and adviser of “Russia and the Russian Court from the Viewpoint of European Diplomats,” from the German Historical Institute in Moscow.
Together with Jansson, Bushkovitch was the recipient of the 1994 John Frederick Lewis Award from the American Philosophical Society for “England and the North: The Russian Embassy of 1613-1614.” In 2011, he was honored with a festschrift titled “Religion and Identity in Russia and the Soviet Union.”