Norman Davies

Professor Norman Davies, FBA, CMG, is a UNESCO professor of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, professor emeritus of London University, and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. He was one of the first Alistair Horne fellows at St Antony’s College, Oxford University in 1970-2, and has returned to the college as a visiting fellow.

Professor Davies’s early career launched him as a specialist in the history of Poland. but it has broadened out to include British and European history as a whole. He is the author of the Oxford history of Europe, published as Europe: a history.

Norman Davies is a regular broadcaster and commentator. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia, McGill, Hokkaido, Stanford, Harvard, Adelaide, ANU, and Cambridge. He is also an honorary citizen of four Polish cities – Lublin, Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

His publications in English include: White Eagle, Red Star: the Polish-Soviet War, 1919-20 (1972); God’s Playground: a History of Poland (1981); Heart of Europe: the Past in Poland’s Present (1984); Europe: a History (1996); The Isles: a History (1996); Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City, on Wroclaw/Breslau, with Roger Moorhouse (2000); Rising ’44: the Battle for Warsaw (2003); Europe East and West: Collected Essays (2006); Europe at War, 1939-45: No Simple Victory (2006), published in the USA as No Simple Victory (2007); and Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe (2011).

Information valid as of Easter 2013.