Olivier Claude Jean Chaline#

Olivier Claude Jean Chaline
Membership Number:3252
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 - present Professor of Early Modern History, Paris, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
  • 1999, 11 - 2001, 09 Professor of Early Modern History, Rennes, Université de Haute-Bretagne Rennes II
  • 1989, 09 to 1999, 10 Professeur agrégé and later senior lecturer at the Ecole normale supérieure
  • 1987, 07 Holder of the agrégation d'histoire (I came first at that high-level competitive examination for recruiting teachers in France)
  • 1984,09 to 1989,09 Student at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris

Fields of Scholarship
  • Early Modern French History, especially Nobility and Parlements, XVII and XVIII centuries.
  • Central European Early Modern History : Habsburg Monarchy, especially Bohemia.
  • Early Modern War Studies, especially Thirty Years War and XVII and XVIII centuries Naval History.

Honours and Awards
  • Châteaubriand award, 2000, for the book Un mystique chez les guerriers. La bataille de la Montagne blanche (8 novembre 1620).
  • 2005 Elected member of the Borromean Academy, Milano, Italy,
  • 2006 Guizot award of the Académie française, for the Règne de Louis XIV
  • 2007 Appointed member of the Board of Trustees of the Castle of Versailles
  • 2008 Appointed member of the historical comittee of the French Society of Cincinnati
  • 2011 Award of the French Académie de Marine for La Mer vénitienne

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