Europe´s impossible to define without exciting objections. Europeans are hard to profile without offending somebody or everybody. So in European studies do we literally not know what we're talking about? Felipe Fernández-Armesto looks at what Europe has meant to people in the past, what it means to those who contest the term now, and what it might come to mean in the future.
William P. Reynolds Professor of History
Nanovic Faculty Fellow
Professor Fernández-Armesto does not respect disciplinary boundaries and transgresses traditional fields. Recently he has worked on the history of non-human cultural creatures, the history of language, and devising new, global approaches to history. His work has appeared in 27 languages. Recent awards: World History Association Book Prize and Tercentenary Medal of the Society of Antiquaries, 2007; major grants from the Fundación del Pino, Madrid, 2008-10, 2016-18; Reina Victoria Eugenia Distinguished Visiting Chair, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2010; Gran Cruz de la Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio, 2016.
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