Norman Davies

Norman Davies

British historian, author of „Europe. A history"


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.”