Horizon Lecture - Professor James Clark | King's College Taunton

Professor James Clark

15 March, 2.00pm

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The uses of the past

The uses of the past

James Clark is Professor of History and Dean of Research in the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter. He previously held positions at Bristol, Warwick and Oxford, where he was a student of New College, and a Fellow of Brasenose. He specialises in the history of cultural, intellectual and religious life in England between the Black Death and the Break with Rome. He has published widely on these subjects. He is co-author, with Sir David Cannadine and Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, of the definitive history of Westminster Abbey, which will be published by Yale University Press in 2019. He reaches wider audiences with contributions to BBC History, History Today, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and online in The Conversation. He is also a regular TV and radio contributor. He was historical consultant on Tudor Monastery Farm (BBC TV) and The White Princess (Starz). He has also acted as historical consultant to the Walt Disney Co., working in Milan alongside the legendary ‘imagineers’. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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