Sir David Cannadine was born in Birmingham, England in 1950. He attended Clare College in Cambridge before earning a DPhil at St. John’s College in Oxford. He has completed fellowships at Princeton University, Christ’s College, and St. John’s College.
Cannadine is best known for his historical commentary on BBC radio and television, as well as his roles at the helm of many respected historical societies in Europe and abroad. He specializes in the history of business and philanthropy, and has written numerous books about contemporary figures such as Winston Churchill and Carnegie Mellon.
He was knighted in 2009 for his scholarship work and has been elected a fellow for numerous historical societies such as the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. He was awarded the Dickson Medal by the Newcomen Society in 2003 and elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018.
Today, Cannadine is a professor of history at Princeton University and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He has held many leadership positions of import for historians, and is widely respected as the President of the British Academy, which is a national academy for humanities in Great Britain.
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Sir David Cannadine is a British author and historian who specialises in modern history, Britain and the history of business and philanthropy. He is currently the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, a Visiting Professor of History at Oxford University, and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He has been the President of the British Academy since 2017, the UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. He also serves as the Chairman of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery in London and Vice-Chair of the Editorial Board of Past & Present.Source: Wikipedia
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