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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 Lectureship 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.

For all enquiries please contact fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk.

Fellows and lectures

Current Quentin Skinner Fellow

Quentin Skinner & Balzan Skinner lectures

Quentin Skinner & Balzan Skinner lectures
Dr Hannah Dawson (University of Edinburgh)
10 Sep 2010 All day, CRASSH

Hannah Dawson gives the First Balzan-Skinner Lecture: Normativity of Nature

Analytic Philosophy in Britain and America: the Forging of a Tradition
6 May 2011 10:00am - 4:30pm, CRASSH

Joel Isaac presents the Balzan Skinner colloquium.

Dr Tim Stanton (University of York)
5 Oct 2012 All day, CRASSH

Tim Stanton presents ‘John Locke and the Fable of Liberalism’

Balzan-Skinner Lecture and Symposium: Romantic Liberalism in Southern Europe, c. 1820-1850
26 Apr 2013 11:00am - 5:30pm, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Gabriel Paquette presents ‘Romantic Liberalism in Southern Europe, c. 1820-1850’

Gandhi’s Realism: Means and Ends in Politics
10 Mar 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room

Karuna Mantena presents ‘Gandhi’s Realism: Means and Ends in Politics

Gender in the History of Early Modern Political Thought
22 May 2015 10:30am - 5:00pm, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Anna Becker presents the Balzan Skinner Lecture and Symposium

Acknowledging Equality
22 Apr 2016 11:00am - 5:30pm, Alison Richard Building SG1/2

Teresa Bejan presents ‘Acknowledging Equality’

The Nature of Politics: Quentin Skinner Lecture and Symposium
9 Jun 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Quentin Skinner Fellow Dr Sophie Smith (Oxford) delivers the annual lecture and participates in the symposium.

Philosophy and Political Agency in the Writings of Frederick II of Prussia.
27 Apr 2018 11:00am - 5:30pm, SG1/2 Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

The annual Quentin Skinner Lecture and Symposium with Dr Avi Lifschitz.

Rethinking Liberties in Twentieth-Century Africa
7 Jun 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm, Room SG1/2 Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

The Quentin Skinner Lecture and Symposum with Dr Emma Hunter

POSTPONED ‘The Most Liberal of All Ideas’: The Holy Alliance and the History of Global Order
4 Jun 2020 11:00am - 7:00pm, SG1/SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Quentin Skinner Fellow Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky gives the annual Quentin Skinner Lecture.

POSTPONED ‘The Most Liberal of All Ideas’: The Holy Alliance and the History of Global Order
17 Jun 2021 11:00am - 7:00pm, tbc

The Quentin Skinner Fellow Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky gives the 2021 Quentin Skinner lecture.

“The most liberal of all ideas”: the political thought of the Holy Alliance
10 Jun 2022 11:00 - 18:30, Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge CB2 1ST

Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky gives the annual Quentin Skinner lecture.

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