Paul Lockhart, Ph.D., professor of history at Wright State University, was elected to The Royal Society for Danish History for making significant contributions to Denmark’s history.
The society, which was founded in 1745, is one of the older royally sponsored scholarly societies in Europe. It has foreign members, but Lockhart was elected as a Dane. Memberships are for life and the number of Danish members is fixed at 70.
Lockhart said he had been hoping to receive the honor for at least the past 25 years.
“It’s about the highest honor a historian can get in Denmark, and I don’t know of a single foreigner who has held a membership as a Dane,” he said.
Lockhart held a prestigious fellowship from the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern Denmark.
He is the author of seven books, including “Denmark in the Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648: King Christian IV and the Decline of the Oldenburg State.”