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Professor Quentin Skinner FBA

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About this Fellow

Prizes: Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis (2008); David Easton Award APSA (2007); Balzan Prize (2006); Wolfson History Prize (1979). Honorary Degrees: Copenhagen (2014); Oslo (2011); Santiago (2009); Aberdeen (2007); Athens (2007); St Andrews (2005); Harvard (2005); Leuven (2004); Oxford (2000); Helsinki (1997); Chicago (1992); East Anglia (1992). Foreign membership of learned societies: Royal Danish Academy (2015); Österreichische Academie (2009); Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2007); Royal Irish Academy (1999); American Philosophical Society (1997); Academia Europea (1989); American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1986). Named lecture-series: Agnes Cuming Lectures, UCD (2015); Spinoza Lectures, Amsterdam (2014); Academia Sinica Lectures, Taiwan (2013); Clark Lectures, Cambridge (2013); Clarendon Lectures, Oxford (2011); Adorno Lectures, Frankfurt (2005); Benedict Lectures, Boston University (2005); Page-Barbour Lectures, University of Virginia (2003); Ford Lectures, Oxford (2003); Tanner Lectures, Harvard (1984); Messenger Lectures, Cornell (1983); Carlyle Lectures, Oxford (1980); Gauss Seminars, Princeton (1980). Visiting Professorships: Amsterdam (2014); Princeton (2013-14); Harvard (2008); Australian National University (1970, 1994, 2006) Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2003-4); Collège de France (1997); Leuven (1992); Université Paris X (1991); Ecole des Hautes Etudes (1987); Washington University, St. Louis (1982).



Current post

  • Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary University of London

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge, 1967 - 1978
  • Professor of Political Science, University of Cambridge, 1978 - 1996
  • Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge, 1996 - 2008
  • Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary University of London, 2008
  • Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary University of London, 2008


Forensic Shakespeare 2014

Machiavelli 1981

The foundations of modern political thought (2 vols) 1978

Reason and rhetoric in the philosophy of Hobbes 1996

Liberty Before Liberalism 1998

Visions of politics (3 vols) 2002

Hobbes and Republican Liberty 2008

Other Early Modern History to 1850 Fellows

Professor Sir Simon Schama

Early modern European social, political and cultural history; history of the Jewish people; history of art and culture

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