Quentin Skinner Fellowship


The competition for 2018-19 is now closed.  We are pleased to announce that Dr Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh) is the Quentin Skinner Fellow for 2018-19.  Emma will be at CRASSH in Michaelmas Term 2018.

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. This fellowship is now known as the Quentin Skinner Fellowship in Intellectual History since c1500.  Like the Balzan-Skinner scholar the Quentin Skinner fellow will hold a Visiting Fellowship at CRASSH for one term, present the Quentin Skinner lecture, as well as organise and participate  in the related symposium.

Fellows and Lectures

Quentin Skinner Fellows


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