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We welcome Professor Benjamin FROMMER as 2023-24 INTERIM DIRECTOR, while Amy Stanley is away on a Guggenheim fellowship.




Phone number: 847-491-7033
Office location: Harris L31

Amy Stanley, a notable historian of Japan, is now the fifth CCHS Director (after founder T.H. Breen, directors Sarah Maza and Jonathon Glassman, plus 2015-16 interim director Deborah Cohen).  Her most recent book, Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World (Scribner, 2020), won numerous awards and garnered international attention. She is also the author of Selling Women: Prostitution, Markets, and the Household in Early Modern Japan (UC Press 2012). Professor Stanley takes over the Center as the university is moving away from pandemic restrictions and plans to return to a robust culture of in-person events.