George Ursul

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George Ursul
Born(1937-10-11)October 11, 1937
Hamilton, Ontario
March 14, 1999(1999-03-14) (aged 61)March 14, 1999(1999-03-14) (aged 61)
🏳️ NationalityCanada
💼 Occupation
Historical works

George Richard Ursul (born Hamilton, October 11, 1937 – March 14, 1999) was a Canadian historian of Romanian descent.

Ursul obtained BA from McMaster University and his MA and doctorate from Harvard University in 1966;[1][2] his dissertation was The Greek Church in the English Travel Literature of the Nineteenth Century.[1][3] He became a US citizen in 1978.[4]

He was a professor of history at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Fulbright scholar.[5] He was a leader in the Orthodox Church of Romania and was involved in a number of religious organizations. He was a member of the standing conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americans, chairman of the fewllowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius, and a delegate to the World Council of Churches at Uppsala, Sweden in July 1968 representing the church.[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • Prof. George R. Ursul, "The Old Church in the New World", Calendarul Credinta 1967 (Detroit, Michigan, 1966), pp. 110–115.
  • George R. Ursul, "Richard D. Pierce: A Personal Reminiscence," in John Main Coffee, Jr. and Richard Lewis Wentworth, A Century of Eloquence: The History of Emerson College 1880-1980, (1982).
  • Romania between East and West: historical essays in memory of Constantin C. Giurescu, edited by Stephen Fischer-Galati, Radu R. Florescu, and George R. Ursul. Boulder: New York: East European Monographs; Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1982.[6]
  • Cornelia Bodea, In memoriam. Memoriei profesorului George G. Ursul (SUA), Academica (Bucharest). An. 9 (Nr. 9/10) /iul.-aug. 1999. p. 35, 47.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dr. Ursul to Speak at Lenten Vesper Service, The Lowell Sun (Lowell, Massachusetts) 4 Mar 1972, page 7, accessed at open access
  2. "Sunday Lenten Vespers at Transfiguration Church", The Lowell Sun, January 2, 1974
  3. Nystrom, Risa K. (1996), "A Bibliography of North-American Dissertations on Travel (1961-1995)", L'Odeporica / Hodoeporics: On Travel Literature, Annali d'Italianistica, 14, pp. 663–684, JSTOR 24007472
  4. Treptow, Kurt W. (2000), Romanian Studies at the Turn of the Century, Center for Romanian Studies, p. 292, ISBN 9789739432214, De partea tânărului profesor româno-canadiano-american (enumăr toate trei apartenenţele la un loc fiindcă, cel puţin în cazul american, George R. Ursul a devenit cetăţean SUA numai în 1978)
  5. "George R. Ursul, 61 Emerson College professor", The Boston Globe, March 17, 1999
  6. Reviews of Romania between East and West:
    • Pundeff, Marin (December 1983), Canadian Slavonic Papers, 25 (4): 608–609, JSTOR 40868233CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Deletant, Dennis (July 1984), The Slavonic and East European Review, 62 (3): 475, JSTOR 4208948CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Campbell, John C. (1984), Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 18 (1–2): 222–223, doi:10.1163/221023984X01062CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)

Additional reading[edit]

  • George R. Ursul and Romanian Studies" a paper presented at the A. D. Xenopol Institute of History in memory of George Ursul, June 29, 1999.
  • Andronescu, Șerban (1976), "Ursul, George Richard", Who's Who in Romanian America, Andronescu-Wyndill, p. 187, ISBN 9780917944017

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