Chair: Pratap Bhanu Mehta, CPR
David Armitage is one of the most distinguished historians of our time. David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and former Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. He is also an Affiliated Professor in the Harvard Department of Government, an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School, an Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and an Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney.
David Armitage is the author or editor of sixteen books, among them The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), which won the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award, The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007), which was chosen as a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013) and The History Manifesto (co-auth., 2014), a New Statesman Book of the Year. His latest book, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas, will appear in early 2017.
In 2006, the National Maritime Museum in London awarded him its Caird Medal for “conspicuously important work ... of a nature that involves communicating with the public” and in 2008 Harvard named him a Walter Channing Cabot Fellow for “achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history or art”. In 2015, he received Cambridge University's highest degree, the LittD, for “distinction by some original contribution to the advancement of science or of learning”. He is a Corresponding Member of the Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid, a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
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