Professor Sir David Cannadine appointed new Editor of Oxford DNB

The historian Sir David Cannadine FBA has been appointed as the new Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and will take up the post on 1 October 2014.

Sir David will succeed the ODNB’s current Editor, Dr Lawrence Goldman, of St Peter’s College, Oxford, who has held the Editorship since October 2004. Lawrence will now resume his full-time teaching duties in the University.

Sir David is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and a specialist in the political, social, and cultural history of modern Britain and its empire. He is the author of 14 books (and editor of a further 14 volumes) including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy (1990), Ornamentalism: how the British saw their Empire (2001), Making History Now and Then (2008), and The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond our Differences (2013).

Sir David will combine the Editorship of the Oxford DNB with teaching at Princeton. He will also become a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford.

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Published on: 
11 Mar 2014