The Perse School

Anniversary Lecture – Professor Sir Richard Evans Kt

Date: 18 May 2016
Location: the Upper
Price: free, but ticket required

The Battle of Waterloo

400th Anniversary Lecture in association with the Cambridge News

Professor Sir Richard Evans is President of Wolfson College, Cambridge and Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Evans’s general area of research interest is modern German and European history, especially social and cultural history, since the mid-nineteenth century. He has worked on movements of emancipation and liberation, including the feminist movement and the labour movement, on social inequality in the urban environment, on the social history of death and disease, and on crime and punishment, especially the death penalty in German history since the seventeenth century. He also has an interest in historiography and the history of the discipline of history.

Since acting as principal expert witness in the David Irving libel trial before the High Court in London in 2000, his work has dealt with Holocaust denial and the clash of epistemologies when history enters the courtroom. He has published a large-scale history of the Third Reich in three volumes, published by Penguin. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and Birkbeck College, London. His most recent book is on British historians and the European Continent and he is currently completing a book on the years 1815-1914 for the Penguin History of Europe.

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