The Creighton Century: British Historians and Europe, 1907-2007, a lecture by Robert Evans.
This lecture honours, on the centenary of its foundation, a long series of distinguished lectures on historical subjects and the memory of the scholar whose name they bear, Bishop Mandell Creighton (1843-1901). In particular, it addresses one important but neglected theme: Creighton was a notable Englishman, and self-consciously so, but he was also one of the first British historians to show a significant interest in Europe.
In this lecture Professor Evans uses individual Creighton lectures to explore the ways in which a view of European history, both the past of separate continental lands and the collectivity of the countries across the Channel, developed during the twentieth century- Institute of Historical Research
Robert Evans works on the post-medieval history of central and eastern Europe, especially of the Habsburg lands, 1526-1918. He has a particular interest in the place of language(s) in historical development. His main current research commitment is to a history of Hungary, 1740-1945. He also studies the history of Wales.