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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Will Johnston

Professor Emeritus

Degree: Ph.D., Harvard (1965).
Field(s) of interest: Modern Europe, Intellectual, History of Religions.

Research Interests and Professional Activities
A specialist in European intellectual history, Professor Johnston's major publications include The Formative Years of R.G. Collingwood (1967), The Austrian Mind: An Intellectual and Social History, 1848-1938 (1972), Vienna, Vienna (1981), In Search of Italy: Foreign Writers in Northern Italy (1987), Celebrations (1991) and Recent Reference Books in Religion (1996). In 1969, he was awarded the Austrian History Prize for the best manuscript in Austrian history, subsequently published as The Austrian Mind. Professor Johnston retired from the History Department in December 1999 and now lives in Australia.