In 2009 the Faculty of History received funding from the International Balzan Prize Foundation to establish an annual Lecture in modern intellectual history since c. 1500. The Balzan-Skinner scholar held a Visiting Fellowship at CRASSH for one term during the academic year. He/she presented the Balzan-Skinner lecture and participated in the related symposium during the academic year of attendance. Since 2016 this fellowship has been known as the Quentin Skinner Fellowship in Intellectual History since c1500. Like the Balzan-Skinner scholar the Quentin Skinner fellow holds a Visiting Fellowship at CRASSH for one term, presents the Quentin Skinner lecture, and organises and participates in the related symposium.
The Quentin Skinner Fellow for 2018-19, Dr Emma Hunter, presented her lecture, Rethinking Liberties in Twentieth-Century Africa, on Friday 7 June 2019. You can see a film of the lecture here.
Fellows and Lectures
Quentin Skinner Fellows
Balzan Skinner Fellows
Dr Anna Becker (University of Basel)
Gender in the history of early modern political thought
Dr Gabriel Paquette (The Johns Hopkins Univeristy)
Romantic Liberalism in Southern Europe, c 1820-1850
Dr Joel Isaac (Queen Mary, University of London)
Analytic Philosophy in Britain and America: the Forging of a Tradition
Dr Hannah Dawson (University of Edinburgh)
Normativity of Nature