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By British historian Professor Norman Davies

The author of “Europe: A History”, Professor Norman Davies, will share his reflections on the challenges and opportunities of building a contemporary museum of European history. The aforementioned book is considered a masterpiece of historical narrative, forming a cornerstone of the House of European History's permanent exhibition. Professor Norman Davies has closely followed the development of the House of European History as a member of its Academic Committee, and has also been involved in the development of a variety of other history museum projects. This lecture kicks off a two-day conference where experts from various disciplines and countries will reflect on and discuss the museum's European narrative, its musealisation and public reach.

Language: English

Date and time: Monday 25 June 2018, 18.00 – 19.00

Place: Auditorium, House of European History, 135 Rue Belliard, Brussels 1000

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Please note that places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

This event will also be livestreamed - link to follow.

About Professor Norman Davies

Professor Norman Davies is a British historian of Welsh descent, known for his best-selling publications on the history of Europe and the British Isles. He is the author of the prize-winning history of Poland, God's Playground (1981) and the number one best-seller in Britain “Europe: A History” (OUP, 1996). Professor Davies has been awarded the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) for 'services to history' (2001), as well as the highest decoration awarded by the Republic of Poland to civilians, the Order of the White Eagle (2012). He is currently a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. In the past, Professor Davies has been a visiting professor at Columbia, McGill, Hokkaido, Stanford, Harvard, Adelaide, and Australian National University. From 2000 - 2006 he was a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and in 2006-2008 and 2017-2018 a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is an honorary citizen of four Polish cities - Lublin, Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw, and has received Honorary Doctorates from the following Universities: UMCS, Lublin, Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw, and Sussex.