Humanitas Visiting Professorships


About

Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge designed to bring leading academics, practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and co-ordinated in Cambridge by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and in Oxford by the Humanities Division. 



Humanitas will welcome some twenty Visiting Professors, who will be appointed for a given academic year and invited to deliver a series of lectures, followed by a related symposium, workshop or masterclass for graduate students. A diverse variety of fields will be represented, which have included media, war studies, women's rights and chamber music.

2014-15


Chamber Music
Murray Perahia


Chinese Studies

Xu Bing

Statecraft & Diplomacy

Richard Haass


Sustainability Studies
Johan Rockström


Vocal Studies
Sir John Tomlinson


Women's Rights

Natasha Walter

2013-14


Chamber Music
Angela Hewitt
 

History of Art
Pierre Rosenberg
 

Chinese Studies
David Der-wei Wang
 

Media
Alastair Campbell
 

Sustainability Studies
Gretchen Daily
 

War Studies
Margaret MacMillan
 

Women's Rights:
Mona Siddiqui
   

2012-13


Chamber Music
Robert Levin


History of art
Philippe DeMontebello


Chinese Studies
Chen Yung-Fa


Media
Eric Schmidt


Women's Rights
Melanne Verveer


Statecraft and Diplomacy
Gareth Evans

2011-12


Chinese Studies
Wu Hung
 

Media
Manuel Castells
 

Statecraft and Diplomacy
Helen Clark
 

War Studies
Jay Winter

Women's Rights
Helena Kennedy
 

2010-11


Chamber Music
Alfred Brendel


Media
Mathias Döpfner


War Studies
Hew Strachan
 

Women's Rights
Nancy Fraser