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Annual Lecture

The Annual Lectures are delivered in November by eminent historians and subsequently published by the Institute.

The 2019 Annual Lecture Cosmopolitanism in a Global Perspective was given by Professor Ulrike Freitag, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Freie Universität Berlin, on Friday, 8 November 2019.
This lecture is available as a MP3 download (43 min, 29.8 MB).

The 2018 Annual Lecture Hobbes’s Leviathan: Picturing the State was given by Professor Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary, University of London, on Friday, 9 November 2018.
This lecture is available as a MP3 download (54 min, 37.9 MB). Images are available here.

The 2017 Annual Lecture Capitalism and its Critics. A Long-Term View was given by Professor Jürgen Kocka, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, on Friday, 3 November 2017.

The 2016 Annual Lecture Subjectivity and History: Approaches to Twentieth-Century German Society was given by Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London, on Friday, 4 November 2016.

The 2015 Annual Lecture Are There Different Cultures of Decision-Making in History? was given by Professor Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, University of Münster, on Friday, 13 November 2015.
This lecture is available as a MP3 download (54 min, 22.7 MB).

The 2014 Annual Lecture Empire and the Turn to Collectivism in British Social Policy, c.1860-1914 was given by Professor Miles Taylor, University of York, on Friday, 7 November 2014.
This lecture is available as a MP3 download (57 min, 23.6 MB).

The 2013 Annual Lecture The Moral Economy of Trust: Modern Trajectories was given by Professor Ute Frevert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, on Friday, 8 November 2013.
This lecture is available as a MP3 download (54 min, 22.2 MB).

The 2012 Annual Lecture ‘Jetzt judenfrei.’ Writing Tourism in Nazi-Occupied Poland. was given by Professor Jane Caplan, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, on Friday, 9 November 2012.
This lecture is available as a MP3 download (52 min, 21.3 MB).

The 2011 Annual Lecture Metternich's Britain was given by Professor Wolfram Siemann, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, on Friday, 11 November 2011.

The 2010 Annual Lecture A Sociologist in Politics was given by Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, London School of Economics, on Friday, 12 November 2010.

The 2009 Annual Lecture The 1970s in Europe: A Period of Promise or Disillusionment? was given by Professor Hartmut Kaelble, Humboldt University of Berlin, on Friday, 13 November 2009.
This lecture is available as a MP3 download (59 min, 54.1 MB).

The 2008 Annual Lecture Opposition to Charlemagne was given by Professor Dame Janet Nelson, King’s College London, on Friday, 7 November 2008.

The 2007 Annual Lecture The Battlefield: Towards a Modern History of War was given by Professor Stig Förster, University of Bern, on Friday, 9 November 2007.

The 2006 Annual Lecture Nationalism, Power and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany was given by Professor John Breuilly, London School of Economics, on Friday, 27 October 2006.