Simon Schama

Simon Schama

Sir Simon Schama CBE is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University, a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature and Contributing Editor at the Financial Times.

He is the author of eighteen books which have been translated into 16 languages and the writer-presenter of fifty documentaries on art, history and literature for BBC2 and PBS. He was art critic for the New Yorker in the 1990s and won a National Magazine Award for his art criticism in 1996, published as Hang-Ups, Essays on Painting (Mostly) His film on Bernini from the Power of Art series won an International Emmy and his series on A History of Britain and The American Future. A History won Broadcast Critics Guild Awards. His art history work also includes Rembrandt’s Eyes, (1999) The Power of Art, (2006) and The Face of Britain (2015)

He has published a work of fiction, Dead Certainties: (Unwarranted Speculations) and his work for the theatre includes the stage adaptation of Rough Crossings (with Caryl Phillips) for Headlong Theatre, and in 2011, a short play for Headlong’s site-specific production about 9/11, Decade.

He won the NCR nonfiction prize for Citizens. A Chronicle of the French Revolution; the WH Smith Literary Award for Landscape and Memory, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States for Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution. His latest book, Belonging, volume 2 of The Story of the Jews was short-listed for the Baillie-Gifford Prize and was among The Economist Magazine’s Best Books of 2017. In 2011 he received the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement and in 2015 the Premio Antonelli Feltrinelli in historical sciences from the Accademia nazionale dei Lincei in Rome. He has delivered the Andrew W Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery in Washington DC in 2006 on “Really Old Masters: Infirmity and Reinvention”, and the Anthony Hecht Lectures in the humanities at Bard College on memory in contemporary art; and most recently the Jerusalem Lectures for the Israel Historical Society. He curated the Government Art Collection exhibition “Travelling Light” at the Whitechapel Gallery and “The Face of Britain” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 2015,

in conjunction with a 4-part television series and a best-selling book. His latest book, Belonging, volume 2 of The Story of the Jews was short-listedfor the Baillie-Gifford Prize and was among The Economist Magazine Best Books of 2017. He has collaborated with Anselm Kiefer, John Virtue, Cecile B Evans and Damien Hirst on exhibitions and catalogue essays.

For the past year and a half he has been working on the BBC/PBS series on world art history, Civilisations, broadcasted on March 2018. 


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And Megan Powers, listed on the permit for the Jan 6 insurrection rally as an operations manager was listed as a Trump campaign operations manager in January 2021. Here she is as a NASA press secretary in 2018.

He's baaaack!

This week, Facebook/Instagram and YouTube may lift their suspensions and allow Trump BACK on their platforms.

What?! So he can incite violence AGAIN?!

RT and tell @Facebook @Google @YouTube:

Remove Trump from your platforms, PERMANENTLY!


this is APPALLING !!! Progressivism birthing fascism ! Ida Tarbell and Robert La Follette leading straight to Mussolini and Hitler - WHO wrote this dangerously ludicrous crap?

The dumbest shit I’ve seen in a while. Why give Republicans even seats when we have the majority? You know McConnell wouldn’t allow this if the situation was reversed.

@CNN Even when Democrats win, they demand they lose.

would rather not find out what their spays can do for me...

Hail hail Freedonia via @YouTube I think this is what Trumpolini would like for his Send-Off - dream ON!

GREAT ! they really have to do the mangy Foxes and Levin and Limbaugh

Anthony Scaramucci says he was invited to President Trump's farewell ceremony Wednesday, which he takes as a sign the White House is desperate to bulk up the guest list. "Trust me, that had to be a mass email if one of them got sent to me," he tells @InsideEdition.

The Obamas welcoming a couple who had pushed the racist lie that Obama wasn’t born in the US.

and didnt say it often enough, clearly enough or loud enough

On this MLK day, the Black-Jewish alliance is revived

@JohnJHarwood "Dear cheater jerkface, I won not u. But here's a dumb Letter they said I should right to help u. The kitchen is out of diet coke. You have to hold down the Handle on the Toilet in my room and flush 10 times. Water Pressure in the shower is the pits. Bad luck to you! From, Don."

'A multiple pile-up in the fog': wine agent's fury at Brexit red tape hey Project Fear, Project Fish etc...

"At 43p a day, the BBC represents terrific value." New BBC chairman seems to be quite pro-BBC, which is a nice surprise.

Boris Johnson is "hugely grateful" to the NHS who have administered over 3.8 million jabs across the UK.

Perhaps he could repay his debt of gratitude with the £350 million per week he promised the NHS during the #VoteLeave campaign?

Reading @DouthatNYT’s column on his GOP “split between reality and fantasy,” a “party made insane by conspiracy theories,” I recalled his 2017 tweets dismissing my book FANTASYLAND, of which he’d read only an excerpt, and which explains how the GOP had become “the Fantasy Party.”

this is absolutely incriminating

yes this is very fine - though not sure the MAGA base alert to discovery of cognitive dissonance - but who is he? who did this ? 👏👏