Simon Schama thirdbanner
X

Please provide your details and we'll get in touch within 24 hours

  • Check Speaker Availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Simon Schama speaker

Simon Schama

New York, USA
Check Speaker Availability

Leading historian, art critic and political commentator

Prolific and award-winning documentary maker

Award-winning author

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and is a distinguished after-dinner and keynote speaker.

Since 1990, Simon Schama has presented more than thirty documentaries on art and history for the BBC, among them the award-winning fifteen part series A History of Britain, Rough Crossings and the Emmy-winning eight-part Power of Art first broadcast in 2006. His other programmes include Murder at Harvard based on his novella Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculation, a five part series based on Landscape and Memory, and a film on Tolstoy’s War and Peace. He also won acclaim for his documentary The American Future: A History, which aired at the time of the 2008 US Presidential elections. Most recently, Simon has written and presented The Story of the Jews for the BBC (2013).

Simon Schama is the acclaimed author of numerous books, translated into sixteen languages, which include “Landscape and Memory” (Harper Perennial, 1995); “Rembrandt’s Eyes” (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999); “Power of Art” (Bodley Head, 2006); and “Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution” (Vintage, 2005), which won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for non-fiction in the United States.

Simon’s art criticism for The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award in 1996. He writes regularly for the Financial Times and The Guardian on American politics, music and art.

Our Comment

"Simon is one of the best-known documentary-makers on British television. His gift for narrative and vast expertise, covering history, culture and politics in Britain, Europe and the US, make him a crowd-pleaser on both sides of the Atlantic."


On Picasso (2011)



Five minutes with Simon Schama (2011)


[youtube http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12864555]


get in touch

We’re here to help.

If you can’t find the right speaker you need, or would like speaker ideas tailored to your event,

talk to us on the details below.

For UK, Europe and general enquiries, please contact

Rob Higgins

+44 207 293 0864

For US enquiries,

please contact

Ellis Trevor

+1 516 6581608

For Middle East, Asia & international enquiries

please contact

Raleigh Addington

+852 5819 2227