David Cannadine is the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. He is a graduate of Clare College, Cambridge, St John’s College, Oxford, and Princeton University. Between 1975 and 1988 he held a succession of posts at Cambridge University: first as a Research Fellow at St John’s College, and later as a Fellow and University Lecturer of Christ’s College. In 1988 he became Professor of History at Columbia University, New York, and in 1992 he was appointed Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University. Between 1998 and 2003, and at the time this article was written, Professor Cannadine was Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Professor of History at the University of London. He took up his present position as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the Institute of Historical Research in September 2003. In 2003–06 he has held visiting fellowships at the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University, the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, and the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.
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