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UK Emeritus Fellow, Modern History from 1850, elected in 1970

Professor Sir Michael Howard FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Formerly Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Military and Naval History, Yale University, 1989 - 1993
  • Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford, 1977 - 1980
  • Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford, 1980 - 1989
  • Lecturer, Reader then Professor of War Studies, King's College London University of London, 1953 - 1968
  • Fellow, All Souls College University of Oxford, 1968 - 1980


The Franco-Prussian War 1961

Clausewitz on war 1976

War in European history 1976

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Professor Mary Fulbrook

20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory

Professor Boyd Hilton

Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.

Professor Charles Townshend

Modern British and Irish history; the history of war, particularly political violence, and terrorism, public security, emergency powers and counter-insurgency in Ireland and Palestine under British rule

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