Lecture by Professor Norman DAVIES: "The Study and Teaching of History in Europe"


Monday 21.11.11 17:00


Natolin (Warsaw) Campus
ul. Nowoursynowska 84
PL-02/797 Warszawa

On 21 November 2011, Professor Norman DAVIES, gave a lecture at Natolin as part of the EP Geremek European Civilization Chair lecture series. The lecture was entitled "The Study and Teaching of History in Europe".


Professor Norman DAVIES is an English historian, known for his excellent publications on the history of Europe and the British Isles. He is the author of the prize-winning history of Poland, "God's Playground" (1981) and the Number 1 bestseller in Britain "Europe: A History" (OUP, 1996) which was chosen ten times as Book of the Year and acclaimed as "the most ambitious history of the continent ever undertaken". Professor DAVIES has been awarded the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in 2001 for "services to history". Norman DAVIES is a regular broadcaster and commentator. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia, McGill, Hokkaido, Stanford, Harvard, Adelaide, Australia’s National University (ANU) and Cambridge. From 2000-2006 he was a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and in 2006-2008 a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Today Norman DAVIES resides in Oxford where he lives and writes.


Publications in English:

  • White Eagle, Red Star: the Polish-Soviet War, 1919-20 (1972);
  • God's Playground: a History of Poland (1981);
  • Heart of Europe: the Past in Poland's Present (1984);
  • Europe: a History (1996); The Isles: a History (1996);
  • Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City, on Wroclaw/Breslau, with Roger Moorhouse (2000);
  • Rising '44: the Battle for Warsaw (2003);
  • Europe East and West: Collected Essays (2006);
  • Europe at War, 1939-45: No Simple Victory (2006), published in the USA as No Simple Victory (2007);
  • Vanished Kingdoms (2011)