British Academy Wolfson Research Professorships

British Academy Wolfson Research Professorships

In partnership with the British Academy, the Wolfson Foundation supports excellence in humanities research through funding a small number of professorships.

The professorships, awarded over a three year period, enable established academics to concentrate on a specific research programme while freed from teaching and administrative commitments. Emphasis is placed on the ability of award holders to communicate their research to a broad audience. 

In 2017 the British Academy/Wolfson Research Professorships were awarded to:

Professor Hasok Chang - Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Title of research: Philosophy of Active Scientific Knowledge

Professor Ian Leigh - Professor of Law, Durham University, Law
Title of research: Freedom of Conscience: Emerging Challenges and Future Prospects

Professor Yaron Matras - Professor of Linguistics, University of Manchester, Linguistics & English Language, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures
Title of research: Toward a new epistemology of urban multilingualism

Dr Paul Seaward - Director, History of Parliament Trust
Title of research: Time, memory, space, culture and power: Parliament as cultural practice, Reformation to Referendum

For more information about the latest round of Wolfson Research Professorships, please see the British Academy website.