The end of history and its rebirth
Professor Peter Frankopan
University of Oxford
As the Cold War drew to a close 30 years ago, it seemed that we were at the ‘end of history’. In the world of 2021, things look rather different. In this year’s Hayes-Robinson Lecture, Peter Frankopan will talk about how historians reflect on the past and how the study of history has changed – and how that it turn challenges how we look at the past and understand the present.
Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College and Director at the Centre for Byzantine Research. He was Schiff Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, and Senior Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has been Stanley J Seeger Fellow at Princeton, Scaliger Visiting Professor at Leiden and Presidential Scholar at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. His revised translation of The Alexiad by Anna Komnene was published by Penguin Classics in 2009. He is the author of The First Crusade: The Call from the East (2012) and The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (2015).