Simon Schama Lecture

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) are pleased to announce a public lecture by world renowned art historian Simon Schama as part of his Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Historiography 2015-2016.

Simon Schama is a Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He has taught history and art history at Cambridge (Christ’s College), Oxford (Brasenose College) and Harvard. His books have been translated into fifteen languages and have won the Wolfson Award for History, the W.H Smith Prize for Literature, the National Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Non-Fiction (2007). They include Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989); Landscape and Memory (1995); Rembrandt’s Eyes (1999); the History of Britain trilogy (2000-2002); Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution (2006); and The Power of Art (2007), the novellas Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations and a collection of art essays Hang-Ups, Essays on Painting (Mostly). He is also known as a writer-presenter of documentaries for the BBC and PBS, including “A History of Britain” and the recent eight-part series “The Power of Art”.

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