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Saturday, July 20, 2013

George W. Stocking

I am deeply saddened to let you know that George Stocking died peacefully
at home just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, 2013. He had been very
ill since late Spring.
Carol Stocking is at 5550 S. Dorchester #1109, Chicago, IL 60637
A few highlights of his wonderful career
Born December 8, 1928
BA 1949 Harvard
PhD 1960 University of Pennsylvania (American Civilization)
Dissertation: "American Social Scientists and Race Theory: 1890-1915"
1960-68 Department of History, University of California at
Berkeley (Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor)
1968-- University of Chicago, Departments of History and
Associate Professor 1968-74
Professor, 1974-1990
also joined the Committee on Conceptual Foundations of
1974-- Stein-Freiler Distinguished Professor,
1990-2000 Emeritus, 2000-2013

Awards and Honors
1976-77 NEH Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the
Behavioral Sciences, Stanford
1984-85 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow
1988-89 Getty Scholar, Getty Center for the History oft and the
1992-93 Member, School of Social Science, Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton
1993 Huxley Lecturer and Medalist, Royal Anthropological
1994 Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate
Teaching, UC
1998 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to
Anthropology, AAA
2011 Normal MacLean Faculty Award (UC Alumni Association)
Honored by major symposia at the University of Chicago (1995) and the
National Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (1997) and
by the
"Stocking Symposium in the History of Anthropology in Anthropological
Practice" held annually at the national meeting of the American
Anthropological Association.
Major Publications
1968 Race, Culture and Evolution: Essays in the History of
1987 Victorian Anthropology
1992 The Ethnographer's Magic and Other Essays in the History of
1995 After Tylor: British Social Anthropology, 1888-1951
2001 Delimiting Anthropology: Occasional Inquiries and Reflections 2010
Glimpses into My Own Black Box: An Exercise in
1973-2003 Founder and Editor of the History of Anthropology of
Editor of at least 8 volumes in the History of Anthropology series from
the University of Wisconsin Press
Most recently he had been working on Clyde Kluckhohn
Anne M. Ch'ien
Administrator, Graduate Program
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-8551
FAX: 773-702-4503

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