Elie Kedourie Memorial Lectures

This lecture series was endowed through an appeal fund in memory of Elie Kedourie FBA. The lectures are intended to be on modern history and politics (with particular regard to Europe or the Middle East). The lecture was first delivered in 1996.

2023, The Meaning of Brexit and the Future of the Union, by Professor David Reynolds (video | event information)

2018 Making sense of Auschwitz: New perspectives on the Holocaust, by Nikolaus Wachsmann (event information)

2016 The Arab-Israeli conflict and the making of public international law, by Joseph Weiler (audio)

2014 Rival Jihads: Islam and the Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1918, by Eugene Rogan (text | audio)

2012 The Greek War of Independence in a Global Era, by Mark Mazower (video)

2010 The Jewish History Wars, by Simon Schama (audio)

2008 Ending the Russian Revolution: Reflections on Soviet History and its Interpreters, by Sheila Fitzpatrick (text | audio)

2007 Visions of European Unity since 1945, by Noël O’Sullivan (text)

2006 Nation and Covenant: The Contribution of Ancient Israel to Modern Nationalism, by Anthony D Smith (text)

2005 Empire, History and the Contemporary Global Order, by Dominic Lieven (text)

2004 Imagining Pan-Islam: Religious Activism and Political Utopias, by James Piscatori (text | audio)

2003 The Crescent and the City of the Sun: Islam and the Renaissance Utopia of Tommaso Campanella, by Noel Malcolm (text)

2002 Special Paths or Main Roads? Making Sense of German History, by Peter Pulzer (text)

2001 Two Enlightenments: A Contrast in Social Ethics, by Gertrude Himmelfarb (text)

2000 The Legend of the Great Game, by Malcolm Yapp (text)

1999 Nationalism and the History of Ideas, John Breuilly (text)

1998 From Babel to Dragomans, by Bernard Lewis (text)

1997 The power of the weak: David Ben-Gurion and the road to Jewish independence, by Shlomo Avineri

1996 Harold Macmillan and the Middle East Crisis of 1958, by William Roger Louis (text)

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