About this Fellow
Post Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University; Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Visiting Professor, University of Oxford Specialisms History Past appointments University Lecturer University of Cambridge (1977-1988) Professor of History Columbia University, New York (1988-1998) Director and Professor of History Institute of Historical Research University of London (1998-2003) Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Chair of British History, Institute of Historical Research (2003-2008) Dodge Professor of History Princeton (2011- ). Website: http://research.sas.ac.uk/experts/staff/395/professor-david-cannadine/
- President, British Academy; Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University; Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography;
- University Lecturer, University of Cambridge, 1977 - 1988
- Professor of History, Columbia University, New York, 1988 - 1998
- Director and Professor of History, Institute of Historical Research University of London, 1998 - 2003
- Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Chair of British History, University of London, Institute of Historical Research, 2003 - 2008
- Director, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Institute of Historical Research University of London, 1998 - 2003
- Dodge Professor of History, Princeton, 2011
- Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, 2014 - 2018
- President, The British Academy, 2017
British Academy Appointments
- Chair of Council, 2017 -
- President of The British Academy, 2017 -
In his introduction to Churchill: The Statesman as Artist, David Cannadine provides the most important account yet of Churchill's life in art, which was not just a private hobby, but also, from 1945 onwards, an essential element of his public fame.
An insightful essay by renowned British author and historian David Cannadine explores how the idea of the country house has changed over the past forty years. Additional essays reflect on how changing twentieth century values have impacted the country house, with contributions by writers and scholars.
In this major new work, leading historian David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of nineteenth-century Britain. Victorious Century is a comprehensive and extraordinarily stimulating history–its author catches the relish, humor and staginess of the age, but also the dilemmas faced by Britain’s citizens, ones we remain familiar with today.
Concise, authoritative, and accessible coverage of one of the most notable figures of 20th century British politics. Features a glossary, chronology, dramatis personae, and guide to further reading to enable readers to explore the life of Margaret Thatcher beyond the bounds of this book.
Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation—religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization—David Cannadine questions just how determinative each of them has really been.
In an era of ever greater media coverage—frequently filmed and initiating the British Empire Christmas broadcast—George became for 25 years a universally recognised figure. David Cannadine's sparkling account of his reign could not be more enjoyable, a masterclass in how to write about Monarchy, that central—if peculiar—pillar of British life.
Chronicles the life of nineteenth and twentieth-century American financier Andrew W. Mellon, examining such aspects as his childhood in Pittsburgh; the building of his fortune; his personal life; his term as Secretary of the Treasury; his tax evasion trial, which ended in a not guilty verdict; and his creation of the National Gallery of Art.
"A brilliant, multifaceted chronicle of economic and social change." --The New York Times. At the outset of the 1870s, the British aristocracy could rightly consider themselves the most fortunate people on earth: they held the lion's share of land, wealth, and power in the world's greatest empire. By the end of the 1930s they had lost not only a generation of sons in the First World War, but also much of their prosperity, prestige, and political significance.
In this incisive work, David Cannadine looks at the British Empire from a new perspective--through the eyes of those who created and ruled it--and offers fresh insight into the driving forces behind the Empire.
In this compelling volume David Cannadine preserves the memory of this powerful figure in a thoroughly researched biography that draws from a wealth of Trevelyan's own writings and the recollections of those who knew him.
Modern British history, especially cultural, intellectual and social; the histories of the humanities and social sciences in comparative perspective
The history of empires, expecially the British Empire in its global setting. The rise & decline of imperial port-cities, 1830s-1930s
Eighteenth & nineteenth century economic history: industrialization; wellbeing; labour markets; women's work and family lives; child labour; anthropometrics
Social & intellectual history of experimental philosophy & exact sciences between the seventeenth & nineteenth centuries; historiography & sociology of scientific knowledge; the sciences & European imperialism