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Professor Sir Simon Schama FBA

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

Simon Schama is a historian specialising in art history, Dutch history and French history. He wrote and presented five episodes of the 2018 BBC series, Civilisations.



Current post

  • University Professor of History and Art History, Columbia University

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