Memorial Symposium for Sir Christopher Bayly, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, May 21, 2016

If you have been following our blog recently, you’ll surely have noticed our announcement of the posthumous awarding of the 2016 Toynbee Prize to Sir Christopher Bayly at this year’s American Historical Association Annual Meeting. Bayly’s passing less than a year ago at the age of 69 was a profound loss for colleagues and friends around […]

Sir Christopher Bayly Named 2016 Toynbee Prize Winner

The Toynbee Prize Foundation has selected Sir Christopher Alan Bayly as the honorary recipient of the 2016 Toynbee Prize. The Prize, given every other year to a distinguished practitioner of global history, was awarded posthumously at a session of the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta on January 9, 2016. There, Toynbee Prize Foundation […]

Sir Christopher Bayly (1945-2015)

The Toynbee Prize Foundation mourns the recent and unexpected passing of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, the leading historian of India and the British Empire and a pioneer in the field of global history. As a recent obituary by Richard Drayton explains, Bayly made prodigious contributions to the field of South Asian history, and his The Birth of […]