Skip to main content

The end of history and its rebirth

The end of history and its rebirth

Book tickets
  • Date 11 May 2021
  • Time 5.30pm
  • Category Lecture

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).

Hayes-Robinson Lecture


Peter Frankopan 2.jpg

Related topics

Explore Royal Holloway

Get help paying for your studies at Royal Holloway through a range of scholarships and bursaries.

There are lots of exciting ways to get involved at Royal Holloway. Discover new interests and enjoy existing ones

Heading to university is exciting. Finding the right place to live will get you off to a good start

Whether you need support with your health or practical advice on budgeting or finding part-time work, we can help

Discover more about our 21 departments and schools

Learn more about the School of Law and Social Sciences.

They say the two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why

Discover world-class research at Royal Holloway

Discover more about who we are today, and our vision for the future

Royal Holloway began as two pioneering colleges for the education of women in the 19th century, and their spirit lives on today

We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today