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Simon Schama

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography
Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He has taught history and art history at Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. His books have been translated into fifteen languages and have won the Wolfson History Prize, 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; Landscape and Memory; Rembrandt's Eyes; the History of Britain trilogy; Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution; The American Future, and The Story of the Jews. His widely acclaimed historical documentaries for the BBC and PBS have included A History of Britain, The Power of Art, and most recently, The Face of Britain: The Nation through its Portraits.

He will be lecturing on 'Public History' on 9 May, and discussing 'The Past and Its Publics' in conversation with Margaret MacMillan and Craig Clunas, on 11 May.