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Simon Schama

Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York

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Simon Schama Biography

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History. He taught history at Cambridge (Christ's College), (1966-76) Oxford (Brasenose College) (1976-1980) and art history and history at Harvard (1980-1993) before coming to Columbia. He has also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and has delivered the George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures at Cambridge, the Tanner Lectures (at both Harvard: "Random Access Memory" and Oxford "Rembrandt and Rubens") and the Finzi-Contini Lecture at Yale on the epic tradition in English history. Last fall he delivered the Andrew Mellon Lectures on the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington on "Really Old Masters: Late Style from Titian to de Kooning". His books have been translated into fifteen languages and include Patriots and Libeators: Revolution and Government in the Netherlands 1780-1813 (1977); Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel (1979), The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; (1987) Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989), Landscape and Memory (1995); Rembrandt's Eyes (1999); the History of Britain trilogy (2000-2002); Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution (2006), and The Power of Art (2007). In 1991 he published the twinned novellas, Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations.

His books have won the Wolfson Award for History, the W.H Smith Prize for Literature; the National Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature and most recently for Rough Crossings the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Non-Fiction. (2007) . He has been an essayist and critic for The New Yorker since 1994, his art criticism winning the National Magazine Award in 1996. His art essays have also been collected and published as Hang-Ups, Essays on Painting (Mostly).

His television work for the BBC and PBS as writer-presenter includes two films on Rembrandt; a five part series based on Landscape and Memory, the award-winning, Emmy-nominated A History of Britain; a film on Tolstoy; a ninety minute adaptation of Rough Crossings, and most recently the eight part Power of Art. A stage version of Rough Crossings for Headlong Theatre, written by Caryl Phillips and directed by Rupert Goold will open in London at the end of September 2007. He is currently working on a four part series for BBC and PBS: "The American Future: A History" to air around the presidential election of 2008.

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The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

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Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York

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Simon Schama Biography

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History. He taught history at Cambridge (Christ's College), (1966-76) Oxford (Brasenose College) (1976-1980) and art history and history at Harvard (1980-1993) before coming to Columbia. He has also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and has delivered the George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures at Cambridge, the Tanner Lectures (at both Harvard: "Random Access Memory" and Oxford "Rembrandt and Rubens") and the Finzi-Contini Lecture at Yale on the epic tradition in English history. Last fall he delivered the Andrew Mellon Lectures on the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington on "Really Old Masters: Late Style from Titian to de Kooning". His books have been translated into fifteen languages and include Patriots and Libeators: Revolution and Government in the Netherlands 1780-1813 (1977); Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel (1979), The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; (1987) Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989), Landscape and Memory (1995); Rembrandt's Eyes (1999); the History of Britain trilogy (2000-2002); Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution (2006), and The Power of Art (2007). In 1991 he published the twinned novellas, Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations.

His books have won the Wolfson Award for History, the W.H Smith Prize for Literature; the National Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature and most recently for Rough Crossings the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Non-Fiction. (2007) . He has been an essayist and critic for The New Yorker since 1994, his art criticism winning the National Magazine Award in 1996. His art essays have also been collected and published as Hang-Ups, Essays on Painting (Mostly).

His television work for the BBC and PBS as writer-presenter includes two films on Rembrandt; a five part series based on Landscape and Memory, the award-winning, Emmy-nominated A History of Britain; a film on Tolstoy; a ninety minute adaptation of Rough Crossings, and most recently the eight part Power of Art. A stage version of Rough Crossings for Headlong Theatre, written by Caryl Phillips and directed by Rupert Goold will open in London at the end of September 2007. He is currently working on a four part series for BBC and PBS: "The American Future: A History" to air around the presidential election of 2008.

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  • How to book Simon Schama?

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  • How much does it cost to book Simon Schama?

    Booking fees for Simon Schama, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Simon Schama, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Simon Schama?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Simon Schama for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Simon Schama for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Simon Schama or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Simon Schama or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Simon Schama is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Simon Schama for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Simon Schama generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Van Jones, Erin Gruwell, Tal Ben-Shahar, Bob Mankoff and Brad Meltzer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Simon Schama for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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