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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


David Armitage

David ArmitageDavid Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and former chair of the history department at Harvard University. A prizewinning teacher and writer, he is the author of The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007), Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013), and Civil War: A History in Ideas (2017), and a coauthor of The History Manifesto (2014). He has also edited nine books, including The British Atlantic World, 1500–1800 (2nd edition, 2009), The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, 1760–1840 (2010), Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, Peoples (2014), and The Law of Nations in Global Context (2017). He is currently completing an edition of John Locke's colonial writings and editing essay collections on oceanic history and on the cultural history of peace in the Enlightenment.

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