Events

Public Lecture by Eminent British Historian, Professor Norman Davies

Summary

'European History for Non-Europeans'

Start Date

7th May 2012 6:00pm

End Date

7th May 2012 7:30pm

Venue

Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E: UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au; P: 6226 2521

'European History for Non-Europeans'

presented by

Professor Norman Davies

Professor Norman Davies is one of the leading English historians on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He is a controversial writer and thinker about history.

His most recent book “Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe” (2011), has already been reprinted four times, and Timothy Snyder writing in the Guardian, suggests that “Davies succeeds in preserving the past as a rough guide to an uncertain future”. It is “deeply a book about how we should think about time”.

Davies has had a most distinguished academic career in universities in Britain, Italy and Poland, and has given numerous lectures across Europe, in the United States, Canada, Japan, China and Australia.

His very first book, “White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War, 1919-20” is considered by many to be the best English language book on the subject.

 

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