Whatever happened to the polymath?

Professor Jeremy Black talks to The Critic’s political editor, Graham Stewart, about the idea of the Renaissance Man

Has scientific development become so specialised and academic roles so minutely research-focused that there is no longer a role for the inter-disciplinary polymath who prioritises breadth of knowledge and making connections between different subjects?

In this week’s Black’s History Week, Professor Jeremy Black talks to The Critic‘s political editor, Graham Stewart, about the idea of the Renaissance Man and how he personally developed such breadth in his own wide-ranging career as a historian.

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