Charlie Maier Remarries and is Considering Retirement (4/2018)

Charles Maier reports: “I remarried last summer to Anne Sa’adah, Harvard '76, who was an old family friend as a student and then became Joel Parker Professor of Law & Political Science and Chair of the Department of Government at Dartmouth. She had been widowed, like myself [Charles had been married to Pauline Rubbelke Maier for 52 years until her death in 2013], after a long marriage to Lee Baldwin, a colleague in Economics. Anne is now emerita and we live together in Cambridge, alternatively at my old house, or her apartment at 221 Mount Auburn St., and (as time and weather permit) in Little Compton, RI.

"Other news … a seventh grandchild's arrival in March 2017, and award of an honorary doctorate from the University of Padua (Galileo's university), this past January."

Charles is currently on a sabbatical fellowship in Berlin (until late June). "I plan to teach next fall semester [at Harvard], but that may well be the last one. I’ve had a good long run [Charles has been Professor of History at Harvard since 1981, with several years before that in various faculty positions] and turn 80 next February, and at a certain point one is tempting fate, as well as keeping others from a position, although I will miss the classroom."

Charles’ latest book, "Once within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging since 1500" (Harvard University Press, 2016), was included in Harvard Magazine’s “Off the Shelf” in its November – December 2016 issue and in our Class Notes in its May – June 2017 issue (as well as on our website under "H’60 Headlines" below).