Quentin Skinner#

Quentin Skinner
Membership Number:643
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2008 Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1996-2008: Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge
  • 1979-96: Professor of Political Science, University of Cambridge
  • 1974-79: The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton:
    • 1974-1975 Member, School of Historical Studies
    • 1976-1979 Longer-term Member, School of Social Science
  • 1967-74: Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge
  • 1965-67: Assistant Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Rhetorical culture of the Renaissance
  • Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes
  • Nature of interpretation and historical explanation
  • Concept of political liberty and the character of the State

Honours and Awards
  • 1981 Fellow of the British Academy
  • 1986 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1989 Fellow of the Academia Europaea
  • 1997 Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris causa, The University of Helsinki
  • 2001 The Pilkington Teaching Prize of the University of Cambridge
  • 2006 The Balzan Prize
  • 2008 Honorary Fellow, Christ‟s College Cambridge
  • 2009 Miembro Académico Honorario, Universidad Adolfo Ibáňez, Santiago

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