The Queen has approved that Professor Christopher Clark FBA, FAHA, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Catharine’s College Cambridge, be appointed Regius Professor of History in the University of Cambridge in succession to Sir Richard Evans, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS, who retires on 30 September.
Professor Christopher Clark
Professor Clark (54) is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and has been a Fellow of St Catharine’s College since 1991. In 2003 he was appointed University Senior Lecturer in Modern European History and in 2006, Reader in Modern European History. His Cambridge University Professorship in Modern European History followed in 2007.
Professor Clark was born in Australia and was educated at Sydney Grammar School (1972-78), the University of Sydney (1979-85) and received his Ph.D at the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College, 1987-91). He is regarded internationally as a leading historian of modern Germany. His 2 most prominent works are ‘Iron Kingdom’, 2006, and ‘The Sleepwalkers’, 2012, which concentrated on the origins of WWI.