Annual Bindoff Lecture
Stanley Thomas Bindoff (1908-1980)
S.T. Bindoff (Stanley Thomas) came to Queen Mary as the first holder of a chair in History in 1951, the year after he had published his outstandingly successful Penguin history of Tudor England. By his retirement in 1975 the Department had trebled in size and since then it has continued to expand and develop. Bindoff was held in deep affection and respect by his academic colleagues.
The Department of History at Queen Mary has hosted 17 Bindoff Lectures to date. Guest speakers in previous years have included Professor Eric Foner, Professor Shula Marks, Professor Eric Hobsbawm and Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith.
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The Bindoff Lecture is a public lecture and all are welcome to attend free of charge.
Recent Bindoff Lectures have included:
- The Seventeeth Bindoff Lecture (2005-2006) Professor Perry Anderson, (UCLA), 'After Hegemony?'
- The Sixteenth Bindoff Lecture (2004-2005) Professor David Reynolds, (Christ's College, Cambridge) on 'International History and the Cultural Turn
- The Fifteenth Bindoff Lecture (2003-2004)
Professor Carlo Ginzburg (Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies, UCLA)
'Aping Nature: Reflections on a Medieval Metaphor'.
- The Fourteenth Bindoff Lecture (2002-2003)
Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (Queen Mary, University of London)
'Fat: A Short Global History'
- The Thirteenth Bindoff Lecture (2001-2002)
Professor Eric Foner (Columbia University, New York)
'The Idea of Freedom in the American Century'
- The Twelfth Bindoff Lecture (2000-2001)
Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)
- The Eleventh Bindoff Lecture (1999-2000)
Professor Hugh Brogan (Essex)
'History and the Broadway Musical'
- The Tenth Bindoff Lecture (1998-1999)
Professor Paul Preston (LSE)
'Not by Divine Right: The Construction of Monarchy in Spain, 1967-1982'
- The Ninth Bindoff Lecture (1997-1998)
Professor Jeffrey Richards (Lancaster)
'Popular Memory and the Construction of English History'
- The Eighth Bindoff Lecture (1996-1997)
Professor R F Foster (Oxford)
'History and Identity in Modern Ireland'
- The Seventh Bindoff Lecture (1995-1996)
Professor Shula Marks (SOAS)
'Rewriting South African History or 'The Hunt for Hintsa's Head''
- The Sixth Bindoff Lecture (1994-1995)
Professor Patrick Collinson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
'Tudor England Revisited'
- The Fifth Bindoff Lecture (1993-1994)
Professor J J Scarisbrick (Warwick)
'Jesuits and Princes, 1600-1700'
- The Fourth Bindoff Lecture (1992-1993)
Transcript out of print
- The Third Bindoff Lecture (1991-1992)
Transcript out of print
- The Second Bindoff Lecture (1990-1991)
Professor Sir Michael Howard (Yale)
'War and Peace in 1914'
- The First Bindoff Lecture (1989-1990)
Professor Eric Hobsbawm (Birkbeck)
'Birth of a Holiday: The First of May'