Catch up: Sir Christopher Clark on the geopolitics of revolution in 1848

Historian and author Sir Christopher Clark (Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge) delivered a lecture on the geopolitics of revolution for an international conference at the Prokhorov Centre (26 May 2017).

Lecture: The geopolitics of revolution in 1848

Sir Christopher Clark gave this keynote speech at the international conference 'Constructing Europe(s): the cultural borders of Western and Eastern Europe past, present, and future'.

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About our speaker

Chris Clark is Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge and author of the bestsellers Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947; Kaiser Wilhelm II; and The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.

He is the recipient of, among others, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Deutscher Historikerpreis.

About the conference

The international conference 'Constructing Europe(s): The cultural borders of Western and Eastern Europe past, present, and future' took place in Sheffield on 26–27 May 2017.

The conference was organised by the Prokhorov Centre’s Directors, Henk de Berg and Evgeny Dobrenko.

Conference themes

Faced with rising levels of immigration, a struggling currency, and Brexit, the European Union is under increasing pressure. But behind these political challenges, there lies an older and much deeper question – that of the nature of Europe itself. What is Europe, where does it come from, and where is it going? And what are the origins of the distinction between a 'Western' and an 'Eastern' Europe, and how has this distinction changed over time?

You can download the conference programme (PDF, 3.2MB)