David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University. At CES he co-chairs the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History.
He is currently working on a longue-durée history of treaty-making and treaty-breaking and completing and an edition of John Locke’s colonial writings. He is the author of Civil Wars: A History in Ideas (2017), Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013), The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007), The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), and co-author of The History Manifesto (2014). In addition, Armitage is the editor or co-editor of eleven books, among them Oceanic Histories (2018), The Law of Nations in Global Context (2017), Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People (2014), The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760–1840 (2010), and The British Atlantic World, 1500–1800 (revised edition, 2009).