New head for humanities


The University’s Humanities Division has this week appointed a new head. Professor Shearer West, who is currently Director of Research at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) will take up the position on 1 August 2011.
Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton said of Professor West: “Her role at the AHRC means that she is ideally placed to steer Oxford’s Humanities Division through the challenging funding environment ahead.”
Speaking about her appointment, Professor West said, “Oxford has the most remarkable humanities division in the world. I’m honoured to have been chosen to head the division.”

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