David R. Applebaum


Professor of History 

History Suite - Robinson Hall 
Rowan University 
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701

National Steering Committee – Historians Against War

National Steering Committee – Educators to Stop the War

Phone: 856 256 4500 X3988
E-Mail: applebaum@rowan.edu 



University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D.  European History 

     Fields: Renaissance and Reformation
                  Early Modern Europe
                  European Social History
                  French History 
     Minor: Sociology 

     Dissertation: The Juges de Paix and the Provisional Government of 1848 in France

M.A. European History 

      Thesis: Jacques René Hébert, Le Père Duchesne: Interest Articulation and the Crystallization of Social Discontent 

Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y.

B.A. - History

Foreign Languages

French - ETS Advanced Standing 
Spanish - ETS Advanced Standing 

Recent Scholarship

2005  Contre-feux I, Contre-feux II – Bourdieusian Analysis of Globalization and Law’s Empire  - International Conference on Law’s Empire – University of British Columbia


2004 Re-Mapping the Landscape of French Judges, Justice and Law International Working Group for Comparative Studies of Legal Professions European Conference - Ile de Berder, France. 

2003  "The Syndicat de la Magistrature, 1968-1978: Elements in the History of French White Collar Professional Unionism," in W. Wesley Pue and David Sugarman (editors) Lawyers and Vampires: Cultural Histories of the Legal Professions (Hart).

2003 Translator - (with Pierre Jacquin and Annie Traessaert)   "Regard sur la politique anti-criminalité à New York: Le Coq qui fait soulever le Soleil," Justice 2003:174 (March 2003).

2002 - "La transformation des mentalités judiciaires par le Syndicat de la Magistrature," in Justice 2002:171 (trans. Eric Alt).

2002: November - "L'affaire Bidalou: Immigrants, Access to Justice and Democracy" Western Society for French Historical Studies, Baltimore, Maryland.

2002: July  "Creation of International Associations of Judges, from the Val d'Aosta to Medel (European Judges for Democracy and Freedom)" Seventh Biannual Meetings of the International Sociological Association, Research Committee on the Sociology of Law - Aix-en-Provence

2001: July - Discussant, Winners and Losers in the Courts: Debating the Determinants;
                       Roundtable The Changing Role of the Judiciary;
                       Reflections by Judges on the Mediatization of French Justice
                       (Joint Meetings of the Law and Society Association and the International Sociological
                       Research Committee on the Sociology of Law - Budapest, Hungary)

2001:  "Recruitment, Admission, Training and Placement of French Judges: Reform of the Ecole
               National de la Magistrature in France, 1968 to the Present". Institute for Advanced Legal Studies,
               University of London - W.G. Hart Legal Workshop

2001:    Le changement de la place des magistrats dans la vie publique en France et au Japon Roundtable:
               Institute for the Sociology of Organizations, University of Paris with Masayuki Murayama

Awards and Fellowships

National Endowment for the Humanities - Summer Seminar Fellow - 1995, 1986, 1983 and 1978
Princeton University - Garden State Faculty Fellow - 1990-1991
New Jersey Department of Higher Education - Workplace Democracy Project (Glassboro)
New Jersey Department of Higher Education  - Justice  and the City (Rutgers University)
National Science Foundation - Columbia University Law Project (Member Board of Directors) 1980-1983
Ford Foundation Fellow - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phi Kappa Phi - University of Wisconsin- Madison (1972)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation - Warf Computer Grant (1972)

Courses Offered


Fall 2005

Spring 2006

Western Civilization Since 1660 

Freshman Seminar – Free Speech

Twentieth Century Europe I

Proseminar:  Film and History 

Senior Research Seminar – Contemporary France