- Guggenheim Fellow (1970)
Herbert Kaplan is professor emeritus of history at IU Bloomington. He was appointed to the faculty at IU as associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1966, appointed to the Graduate School faculty in 1967, promoted to professor in 1970, and retired and was named professor emeritus of history in 1997. Kaplan received a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Kaplan has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation to continue researching and writing "The Social and Economic Management of Landed Estates in 19th Century Russia" (1970) and the American Council of Learned Societies-USSR Academy of Sciences Exchange Fellowship (second semester 1980-1981). He is the author of Nathan Mayer Rothschild and the Creation of a Dynasty. The Critical Years 1806-1816 (Stanford University Press, 2006), Russian Overseas Commerce with Great Britain During the Reign of Catherine II (American Philosophical Society, 1995), Russia and the Outbreak of the Seven Years' War (University of California Press, 1968), and The First Partition of Poland (Columbia University Press, 1962).
Kaplan resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he continues his research and writing on eighteenth-century international relations, commerce, finance, banking, and Russian and Eastern European history.