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Professor Avi Shlaim FBA

History Political History Middle East

About this Fellow

Avi Shlaim is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College and an Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. He retired in 2011. He was a Lecturer then Reader in Politics at the University of Reading, 1970-1987. In 1987 he was appointed Alistair Buchan Reader in International Relations at Oxford and in 1996 he was made Professor of International Relations He was awarded a British Academy Research Readership in 1995-1997 and a Research Professorship in 2003-2006. In 2006 he was elected Fellow of the British Academy. He is a member of the Modern History section of the academy and a cross-member of the Political Studies section. Avi Shlaim is based at the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College where he continues to teach one graduate course within the MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. In 2007-2008 he was director of the centre. His main research interest is the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a frequent contributor to the newspapers and commentator on radio and television on Middle Eastern affairs.

Website: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ssfc0005/

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Reader in Politics, University of Reading, 1970 - 1987
  • Research Professor, British Academy , 2003 - 2006
  • Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 1996
  • Lecturer and Reader in Politics, University of Reading, 1970 - 1987
  • Emeritus Professor of International Relations, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 2017

Publications

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International history of 20th century Europe and the United States: the expanding domestic and foreign context of international relations; comparative history of the administration and conduct of foreign relations.

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History of earth sciences, especially the reconstruction of the earth's pre-human history, 1750-1850; the history of visual imagery in the natural sciences; epistemic issues in field- and museum-based sciences

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The history of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century Prussia, Germany and Europe, especially the history of religion and religious conflict, the impact of the revolutions of 1848, the outbreak of the First World War and variations in the historical experience of

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Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French history; Second World War; Europe's 1968; historical memory and oral history