Professor Sassoon’s programme for 2013 involved the Colloquium organized in his honour by the School of History at Queen Mary on his contribution to history (15 March).
On 24 April, he spoke in London at the Memorial Service dedicated to Eric Hobsbawm.
On 20 September 2013 he left Paris with his old friend Ivo Galante and cycled all the way to London, through the Avenue verte, crossed the Channel at Dieppe and then proceeded through the Sussex and Kentish countryside arriving in London on 25th September.
On 12 October he spoke on intervention in military conflicts at the Rendez-vous de l’histoire at Blois (France).
On 23-24 October he gave a paper on the formation of the European state system at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin at a conference organized by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies (Notre-Dame).
On 29 October, he gave a lectio magistralis to inaugurate the academic year at the University of Pavia (Italy) on ‘Egemoni e subalterni nella cultura europea’.
On 29 November, he opened a conference on Eric Hobsbawm organized by the Gramsci Foundation in Rome at the presence of Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Republic, with a lecture on ‘Hobsbawm’s Capitalism’.
On the 13th February 2014 he gave a public lecture on ‘Jews and the Making of the Modern Cultural Industry’ for the Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London.
On 22nd February 2014 he gave the first keynote address (English images of Italy) at the conference Italy Made in England at the University of Warwick
On 10th March 2014 he gave a lecture at the Université d’Aix-Marseille on “Progress in the 19th Century: apprehensive forerunners, anxious late comers”
On 10-13 April 2014, Professor Sassoon will be at the Palazzo Ducale of Genoa (Italy) for the festival of history he curates La Storia in Piazza which will be dedicated to the theme I tempi del cibo (The Times of Food).