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Winston Churchill, Anglo-America and the “Special Relationship”

A talk by Sir David Cannadine on 18 October, 2010

Much was talked about the “special relationship” between the United Kingdom and the United States of America during David Camerons recent visit to Washington. Many newspapers reminded their readers that the term was coined more than sixty years ago by Winston Churchill. In many ways, Churchill himself embodied this “special relationship” — his mother being American. On the occassion of the opening of the academic year 2010/2011, Professor Cannadine will talk about the relationship between the US and the UK in the twentieth century, examined through both the eyes and life of Winston Churchill.

Sir David Cannadine
Monday, 18 October, 18:00
Dorotheenstraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Room 1.101

Professor Sir David Cannadine is one of the leading British historians, best known for his books The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy and Ornamentalism. His book In Churchill‘s Shadow: Confronting the Past in Modern Britain was published in 2002. Professor Cannadine was director of the Institute of Historical Research from 1998 to 2003 and was selected as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History there in 2003. He was knighted in 2009.

The lecture will be held in English. All are welcome.



Tobias Becker
Centre for English Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-99051