David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard. 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).
Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University