Historian and award-winning author Professor Timothy Snyder will take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2013-14.
Professor Snyder is currently the Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, specialising in the political history of central and eastern Europe as well as the Holocaust. A prolific author, he has written five award-winning books including Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, which has been awarded ten awards including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities and the Leipzig Award for European Understanding and was named on 12 book-of-the-year lists for 2010.
Professor Snyder said: “I am delighted to be returning to the UK, where I earned my doctorate, and feel privileged to be joining colleagues whom I greatly admire at LSE.”
Professor Arne Westad, director of LSE IDEAS, said: “Tim Snyder has revolutionized our understanding of Central and Eastern European history in the 20th century. It will be a privilege to have him teach here next year.”
Professor Snyder received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997 where he was a British Marshall Scholar. He has held fellowships in Paris and Warsaw and Harvard, where he was an Academy Scholar, and is a frequent guest at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He regularly takes part in conferences on Holocaust education and is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and sits on the advisory councils of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Professor Snyder will take up the post at LSE in October 2013 and will give four public lectures over the academic year on Eastern Europe and the World and teach a postgraduate seminar on 'The Holocaust as Global History'.
Thinking the Twentieth Century (Penguin Press, 2012)
Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin (Basic Books, 2010)
The Red Prince: the secret lives of a Habsburg archduke (Basic Books, 2008)Sketches from a Secret War: a Polish artist’s mission to liberate Soviet Ukraine(Yale University Press, 2005)
The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (Yale University Press, 2003)
Nationalism, Marxism and Modern Central Europe: a biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (Harvard University Press, 1997)
Timothy Snyder is currently at work on two books, one a study of the Holocaust and the other a global history of Eastern Europe.
Professor Snyder will teach a seminar entitled: 'The Holocaust as Global History'.
Tuesdays 11.00 - 13.00
Wednesdays 11.00 - 13.00
Michaelmas Term, Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Lent Term, Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Photo courtesy of Ine Gundersveen.