The Info List - Barbara D. Metcalf

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Barbara Daly Metcalf (born September 13, 1941) is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Davis. She is a specialist in the history of South Asia, especially the colonial period, and the history of the Muslim
population of India
and Pakistan. She previously served as the Dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis, and as the Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
(2003-2009). She was the president of the Association for Asian Studies in 1994 and the president of the American Historical Association
American Historical Association
in 2010-11.[1] She received her Ph.D.
from the University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
in 1974. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the history of the Muslim religious scholars (ulama) of Deoband, a reformist religious seminary in northern India
founded in the 1860s. Metcalf was called on to write to the Administrative Review Boards held at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps.[2] The Boards were authorized to recommend whether Guantanamo captives should continue to be held in extrajudicial detention. One of the justifications offered for the continued detention of over three dozen of the Guantanamo captives was that they had participated in the activities of a Pakistani
chapter of the Islamic missionary group named Tablighi Jamaat. Metcalf addressed the benevolent nature of Tablighi pilgrimages. She wrote:

“I will also attempt to explain why it is implausible to believe that the Tablighis support terrorism or are in any way affiliated with other terrorist or ‘jihadi’ movements such as the Taliban or Al Qaeda.”

She is married to Thomas R. Metcalf, also a retired historian of South Asia, and collaborated with him on a textbook history of India.[1] Selected bibliography[edit]

Islamic Revival in British India: Deoband, 1860 -1900, 1982 ISBN 9780691614137 (2nd edition 2002) Perfecting Women: Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi's Bihishti Zewar (translation, annotation, and introduction), 1992 ISBN 0-520-08093-9 Making Muslim
Space in North America and Europe, 1996 ISBN 0-520-20404-2 A Concise History of India
(with Thomas R. Metcalf), 2002 ISBN 0-521-63974-3 Islamic Contestations: Essays on Muslims in India
and Pakistan, 2004 ISBN 0-19-566666-6 Essay, "'Traditionalist' Islamic Activism: Deoband, Tablighis, and Talibs," ca. 2001


^ a b " Barbara D. Metcalf Biography". American Historical Association. Retrieved 5 July 2014.  ^ Murat Kurnaz ARB, Department of Defense, pages 96-98

External links[edit]

" Barbara D. Metcalf Biography," 2010 Appearances on C-SPAN

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Presidents of the American Historical Association


Andrew Dickson White
Andrew Dickson White
(1884-85) George Bancroft
George Bancroft
(1886) Justin Winsor
Justin Winsor
(1887) William Frederick Poole
William Frederick Poole
(1888) Charles Kendall Adams
Charles Kendall Adams
(1889) John Jay (1890) William Wirt Henry (1891) James Burrill Angell
James Burrill Angell
(1892-93) Henry Adams
Henry Adams
(1893-94) George Frisbie Hoar
George Frisbie Hoar
(1895) Richard Salter Storrs
Richard Salter Storrs
(1896) James Schouler (1897) George Park Fisher (1898) James Ford Rhodes
James Ford Rhodes
(1899) Edward Eggleston
Edward Eggleston


Charles Francis Adams Jr.
Charles Francis Adams Jr.
(1901) Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan
(1902) Henry Charles Lea
Henry Charles Lea
(1903) Goldwin Smith
Goldwin Smith
(1904) John Bach McMaster
John Bach McMaster
(1905) Simeon Eben Baldwin
Simeon Eben Baldwin
(1906) J. Franklin Jameson (1907) George Burton Adams (1908) Albert Bushnell Hart
Albert Bushnell Hart
(1909) Frederick Jackson Turner
Frederick Jackson Turner
(1910) William Milligan Sloane
William Milligan Sloane
(1911) Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
(1912) William Archibald Dunning (1913) Andrew C. McLaughlin
Andrew C. McLaughlin
(1914) H. Morse Stephens
H. Morse Stephens
(1915) George Lincoln Burr
George Lincoln Burr
(1916) Worthington C. Ford (1917) William Roscoe Thayer
William Roscoe Thayer
(1918-19) Edward Channing (1920) Jean Jules Jusserand
Jean Jules Jusserand
(1921) Charles Homer Haskins
Charles Homer Haskins
(1922) Edward Potts Cheyney
Edward Potts Cheyney
(1923) Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
(1924) Charles McLean Andrews
Charles McLean Andrews


Dana Carleton Munro
Dana Carleton Munro
(1926) Henry Osborn Taylor (1927) James Henry Breasted
James Henry Breasted
(1928) James Harvey Robinson
James Harvey Robinson
(1929) Evarts Boutell Greene (1930) Carl L. Becker (1931) Herbert Eugene Bolton
Herbert Eugene Bolton
(1932) Charles A. Beard
Charles A. Beard
(1933) William Dodd (1934) Michael Rostovtzeff
Michael Rostovtzeff
(1935) Charles Howard McIlwain (1936) Guy Stanton Ford (1937) Laurence M. Larson (1938) William Scott Ferguson (1939) Max Farrand
Max Farrand
(1940) James Westfall Thompson (1941) Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. (1942) Nellie Neilson (1943) William Linn Westermann
William Linn Westermann
(1944) Carlton J. H. Hayes (1945) Sidney Bradshaw Fay (1946) Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Thomas J. Wertenbaker
(1947) Kenneth Scott Latourette
Kenneth Scott Latourette
(1948) Conyers Read (1949) Samuel Eliot Morison
Samuel Eliot Morison


Robert Livingston Schuyler (1951) James G. Randall (1952) Louis R. Gottschalk (1953) Merle Curti (1954) Lynn Thorndike
Lynn Thorndike
(1955) Dexter Perkins (1956) William L. Langer (1957) Walter Prescott Webb
Walter Prescott Webb
(1958) Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
(1959) Bernadotte Everly Schmitt (1960) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1961) Carl Bridenbaugh (1962) Crane Brinton (1963) Julian P. Boyd (1964) Frederic C. Lane (1965) Roy Franklin Nichols (1966) Hajo Holborn (1967) John K. Fairbank (1968) C. Vann Woodward
C. Vann Woodward
(1969) Robert Roswell Palmer (1970) David M. Potter (1971) Joseph Strayer (1971) Thomas C. Cochran (1972) Lynn Townsend White Jr. (1973) Lewis Hanke (1974) Gordon Wright (1975)


Richard B. Morris (1976) Charles Gibson (1977) William J. Bouwsma (1978) John Hope Franklin (1979) David H. Pinkney (1980) Bernard Bailyn (1981) Gordon A. Craig
Gordon A. Craig
(1982) Philip D. Curtin (1983) Arthur S. Link (1984) William H. McNeill (1985) Carl Neumann Degler (1986) Natalie Zemon Davis
Natalie Zemon Davis
(1987) Akira Iriye (1988) Louis R. Harlan (1989) David Herlihy (1990) William Leuchtenburg (1991) Frederic Wakeman (1992) Louise A. Tilly (1993) Thomas C. Holt (1994) John Henry Coatsworth (1995) Caroline Bynum (1996) Joyce Appleby (1997) Joseph C. Miller (1998) Robert Darnton
Robert Darnton
(1999) Eric Foner
Eric Foner


William Roger Louis (2001) Lynn Hunt (2002) James M. McPherson
James M. McPherson
(2003) Jonathan Spence (2004) James J. Sheehan
James J. Sheehan
(2005) Linda K. Kerber (2006) Barbara Weinstein (2007) Gabrielle M. Spiegel (2008) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
(2009) Barbara D. Metcalf (2010) Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton
(2011) William Cronon
William Cronon
(2012) Kenneth Pomeranz
Kenneth Pomeranz
(2013) Jan E. Goldstein (2014) Vicki L. Ruiz (2015) Patrick Manning (2016) Tyler E. Stovall (2017) Mary Beth Norton (2018)

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Presidents of the Association for Asian Studies


Arthur W. Hummel Sr.
Arthur W. Hummel Sr.
(1948) Charles S. Gardner (1949)


Harold S. Quigley (1950) Robert B. Hall (1951) Rupert Emerson (1952) Felix M. Keesing (1953) Kenneth Scott Latourette
Kenneth Scott Latourette
(1954) Edwin O. Reischauer
Edwin O. Reischauer
(1955) L. Carrington Goodrich (1956) Hugh Borton (1957) John K. Fairbank (1958) George B. Cressey
George B. Cressey


W. Norman Brown (1960) Lauriston Sharp (1961) Earl H. Pritchard (1962) William W. Lockwood (1963) Arthur F. Wright (1964) Knight Biggerstaff (1965) Karl J. Pelzer (1966) John Whitney Hall (1967) Holden Furber (1968) Wm. Theodore de Bary
Wm. Theodore de Bary


Cora DuBois
Cora DuBois
(1970) C. Martin Wilbur (1971) Robert E. Ward (1972) George T. Kahin
George T. Kahin
(1973) Richard D. Lambert (1974) Ping-ti Ho (1975) Marius B. Jansen (1976) John M. Echols (1977) Richard L. Park (1978) Benjamin I. Schwartz (1979)


Eleanor Jorden (1980) Paul Wheatley (1981) Ainslie T. Embree (1982) G. William Skinner (1983) James William Morley (1984) Frank H. Golay (1985) Susanne Hoeber Rudolph (1986) Rhoads Murphey (1987) Robert J. Smith (1988) Stanley J. Tambiah (1989)


Barbara Stoler Miller (1990) Albert Feuerwerker (1991) Tetsuo Najita (1992) David K. Wyatt
David K. Wyatt
(1993) Barbara Daly Metcalf (1994) Evelyn Sakakida Rawski (1995) Carol Gluck (1996) James Scott (1997) Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger
(1998) Susan L. Mann (1999)


Peter Duus (2000) Charles F. Keyes (2001) David Ludden (2002) James L. Watson (2003) Mary Elizabeth Berry (2004) Barbara Watson Andaya (2005) Anand Yang (2006) Elizabeth J. Perry (2007) Robert Buswell (2008) Robert W. Hefner (2009)


K. Sivaramakrishnan (2010) Gail Hershatter (2011) Ted Bestor (2012) Thongchai Winichakul (2013) Mrinalini Sinha (2014) Timothy Brook
Timothy Brook
(2015) Laurel Kendall (2016) Katherine Bowie (2017)

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