Quentin Skinner Fellowship



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 current Quentin Skinner Fellow, Dr Emma Hunter, will present her lecture, Rethinking Liberties in Twentieth-Century Africa, on Friday 7 June 2019. Registration is now open for the lecture and related symposium.

Fellows and Lectures

Quentin Skinner Fellows

We are pleased to announce that the Quentin Skinner Fellow for 2019-20 will be Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky (Yale University). Dr Nakhimovsky will be at CRASSH in Easter Term 2020.

Dr Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh)
Rethinking Liberties in Twentieth-Century Africa

Dr Avi Lifschitz (UCL)
Philosophy and Political Agency in the Writings of Frederick II of Prussia.

Dr Sophie Smith (University of Oxford)
The Nature of Politics

Balzan Skinner Fellows

Dr Teresa M Bejan (University of Oxford)
Acknowledging Equality

Dr Anna Becker (University of Basel)
Gender in the history of  early modern political thought

Dr Karuna Mantena (Yale University)
Gandhi's Realism: Means and Ends in Politics

Dr Gabriel Paquette  (The Johns Hopkins Univeristy)
Romantic Liberalism in Southern Europe, c 1820-1850

Dr Tim Stanton (University of York)
John Locke and the Fable of Liberalism

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