Professor Norman Davies


is an English historian of Welsh descent, known for his excellent publications on the history of Europe and the British Isles.  He is the author of the prize-winning history of Poland, God's Playground (1981) and the Number 1 best-seller in Britain Europe: A History (OUP, 1996). Professor Davies has been awarded the CMG in 2001 for 'services to history', and has collected several Polish distinctions including the Order of Merit. Norman Davies is a regular broadcaster and commentator. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia, McGill, Hokkaido, Stanford, Harvard, Adelaide, ANU, and Cambridge. From 2000 - 2006 he was a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and in 2006-2008 a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is an Honorary Fellow of St.Antony’s College, Oxford University and an honorary citizen of four Polish cities - Lublin, Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

Today Norman Davies resides in Oxford where he lives and writes. 

Publications in English: White Eagle, Red Star: the Polish-Soviet War, 1919-20 (1972); God's Playground: a History of Poland (1981); Heart of Europe: the Past in Poland's Present (1984);Europe: a History (1996); The Isles: a History (1996); Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City, on Wroclaw/Breslau, with Roger Moorhouse (2000); Rising '44: the Battle for Warsaw (2003); Europe East and West: Collected Essays (2006); Europe at War, 1939-45: No Simple Victory (2006), published in the USA as No Simple Victory (2007)";  Vanished Kingdoms (2011).


Professor Norman Davies about EAD: "The European Academy of Diplomacy does more than shape future Polish diplomats. It is an institution with the mission of building a stronger Poland within a unified Europe, a Europe without borders between East and West."

March 2009