Curriculum vitae:

External, Professional and Scholarly Activities

Research grants received from the British Academy, the Nuffield Foundation, the ESRC, the CNRS and the University of Manchester; examiner of fifteen doctoral dissertations and one master’s dissertation at Oxford, Cambridge and London.

Visiting or External Lecturer: Cambridge (1974, 1983, 1988); Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra (1976 and 1983); Edinburgh (1977); London School of Economics (1982 86); Florence (1983); Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Chicago, Wisconsin, Berkeley, Tulane, Montreal, and the City University of New York (1985); Washington and Berlin (1987); Paris (1988); Hamilton College, New York, Cornell, Göttingen (1989); Paris and Geneva (1989); Chicago, Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Washington (St Louis) and Johns Hopkins (1990); Notre Dame, Göteborg, Uppsala and Stockholm (1991); Bielefeld (1992); Cambridge, Norwich, Stanford, Trent (Ontario), Leiden and Uppsala (1993); Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Princeton, Cannes, Oxford, Exeter, Paris and Geneva (1994); Notre Dame, Columbia, Dartmouth, Berkeley, City University of New York, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Wesleyan, Göteborg, Florence, Oslo, Uppsala, Sigtuna, Stockholm, Wassenaar, Jyväskylä, Montreux (1995), Stockholm, Lund, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Bath, Budapest and Lisbon (1996); Cambridge, London, Pratolino, Kalmar and Budapest (1997); Zürich, Uppsala, Boston, Chicago, Notre Dame, New York, Cambridge, Mass., Manchester, Dublin, Florence, Budapest and Berkeley (1998); Göttingen, Exeter, Manchester, Duke and Erlangen (1999); Oxford, Tel Aviv, Budapest, Edinburgh, York, Harvard, Yale, Berkeley and Stanford (2000); Cambridge, Yale, Brandeis, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, Rochester, Tulane and Colorado Springs (2001); Lavenham and Yale (2002); Colorado Springs, Edinburgh and Florence (2003); Toronto and Florence (2004); Stanford and Harvard (2005)..

Convener and Chairman of the Linguistics and Anthropology Section of the Yale Congress of the Enlightenment (1976); David Nichol Smith Visiting Fellow, Sydney (1983); External Examiner (Intellectual History and Social Sciences), Sussex (1986 89); Visiting Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (1987).

Occasional radio broadcasts (Radio 4, World Service) on Rousseauist and Enlightenment themes.