Renowned historian Black here on April 11

Jeremy Black, one of the world’s most prolific chroniclers of British history, will present a lecture entitled “The European Grand Tour” on Monday, April 11 at the College of William & Mary.

Black’s lecture will commence at 4 p.m. in the School of Education’s Dogwood B auditorium. It is free and open to the public, though attendees are asked to park in Lots 3 and 4 of the School of Education.

Black’s appearance is sponsored by the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies, W&M’s Government Department, the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, and Arts and Sciences. 

“It is an honor to welcome Jeremy back to William & Mary,” said Brian Blouet, the College’s Huby Professor of Geography and International Education and a professor in the Department of Government. “I have known Jeremy for quite a long time, and I can’t think of anyone more deeply rooted in British history, or a more riveting speaker on the topic.”

Black is the author of more than 100 books, especially on 18th century British politics and international relations. Recent publications include War and World 1450-2000, The British Seaborne Empire, Maps and History, George III, and European Warfare in a Global Context, 1660-1815.

Black graduated with honors from Cambridge before going on to postgraduate work at Oxford. Afterwards, he taught at Durham before moving to The University of Exeter in 1996.

He has lectured extensively in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States, where he has held visiting chairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Texas Christian University, and Stillman College.

A past Council member of the Royal Historical Society, Black is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was appointed to the Order of Membership of the British Empire for services to stamp design.

He is or has been on a number of editorial boards including the Journal of Military History, the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, and History Today.