Natalie Zemon Davis
Award Name : Holberg Prize
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : History
Location : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Natalie Zemon Davis, CC (born 8 November 1928) is a Canadian and American historian of the early modern period. She is currently a professor of history at the University of Toronto in Canada. Her work originally focused on France, but has since broadened to include other parts of Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. For example, Trickster Travels (2006) views Italy, Spain, Morocco and other parts of North Africa and West Africa through the lens of Leo Africanus's pioneering geography. She was awarded the 2010 Holberg Prize for being one of the most creative historians writing today, an intellectual who is not hostage to any particular school of thought or politics.