RAI Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sir John Elliott: ‘Spanning the Atlantic’ – 3 May, 5pm

Friday 3 May at 17.00

Rothermere American Institute, Oxford
All welcome
To be followed by a drinks reception

No scholar has done more to explain and illuminate the history of the Atlantic and the nations and empires that have bordered it than Professor Sir John Elliott, FBA. For more than fifty years, his work has shaped the understanding of European settlement and colonization in the Americas, imperial Spain, and the empires of the Atlantic world. Sir John has held professorships at Cambridge, London and Princeton universities, and the Regius Professorship of History at Oxford University from 1990 to 1997.

At Oxford University, he pioneered the study of Atlantic and global history, and was instrumental in the creation of the Rothermere American Institute, where he holds a Distinguished Fellowship. The RAI honours Sir John’s extraordinary contribution to the history of the Atlantic, the Americas and Europe by creating an annual lecture and a graduate scholarship in Atlantic history in his name.


Elliott: History in the Making (2012)

History in the making / John H. Elliott. New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2012


Elliott: Old world

The old world and the new 1492-1650 / J. H. Elliott. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992


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