Wilfred M. McClay has been named the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History Liberty at University of Oklahoma (the same home institution as S-USIH blog chair Ben Alpers). McClay leaves his long-time position as the SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to join an institution with intellectual historians including Alpers, David Chappell, and David Wrobel. When I asked Bill about his recent appointment he told me that he is “delighted to be coming to OU, and in no small part because of the extraordinary concentration of fine intellectual historians in that community, as well as because of the inspiring leadership of OU President David Boren, who is unarguably one of the finest public-university presidents in American higher education.” Please follow this link to read the official OU press release on Bill’s appointment.
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