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Release: Dec. 18, 2001

UI history professor named Fellow in Royal Historical Society

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jeffrey L. Cox, a professor in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow in the Royal Historical Society, a British academic organization. Cox, a UI history professor since 1977, was selected on the basis of his "original contribution to historical scholarship in the form of significant published work."

The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868 to represent the needs of scholarly historians in Great Britain and to promote the serious study of history among the wider public. Since then it has served as Britain's principal organization for the promotion of the scholarly study of the past. The society is composed of over 2,500 fellows from Britain and more than 40 other countries around the world.

Cox studies modern Britain, imperial history and the social history of religion. His publications include books and articles on the decline of religion in modern Britain, and the spread of Christianity in the non-western world during the British imperial period. Cox received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1978.