European Union and Disunion: What has held Europeans together and what is dividing them?
Friday 4 November 2016, The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom
Professor Linda Colley CBE FBA is Shelby M.C.Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University and a Fellow of the British Academy. She previously held a University Chair at Yale University, and a School Chair and a Leverhulme Research Professorship at the London School of Economics. She is the author of six books, including Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 (1992) which won the Wolfson Prize; Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600-1850 (2002); The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History, which the New York Times nominated as one of the ten best non-fiction books of 2007; and Acts of Union and Disunion, which was based on fifteen lectures she delivered on BBC Radio 4 in advance of the Scottish Referendum. She serves on the Research Committees of the British Museum and the New York Public Library. Her current book project explores the interplay between war and the proliferation of written constitutions.