British Academy Awards

13th October 2020

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Three Wadham Fellows have been awarded British Academy Research Fellowships.

  • Peter Thonemann, Margaret Hillenbrand and Francesco Zanetti

    Wadham Fellows Peter Thonemann, Margaret Hillenbrand and Francesco Zanetti

In the 2020 British Academy funding announcement, Professor Francesco Zanetti, Dr Margaret Hillenbrand and Professor Peter Thonemann have been named as award recipients.

Mid-career Fellowships have been awarded to Professor Francesco Zanetti for his work to develop a new framework to study and quantify the effect of economic policies; and to Dr Margaret Hilllenbrand for her project on Precarity and Cultural Form in Contemporary China. Dr Hillenbrand has also been awarded a further Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship to support this project. 

These fellowships support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and help promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences by allowing successful applicants to obtain time freed from their normal commitments. 

A British Academy/Levehulme Senior Research Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Peter Thonemann for his work on Teos and Abdera in Ionia, Greece.  

This award give particular focus to individuals who have laboured for a long period of time with little or no prospect of dedicating time towards their project or to produce what, in many cases, hopes to be a career defining work.

Commenting on the awards, Francesco Zanetti said: “It wouldn’t have been possible to reach such distinction without the supportive attitude and favourable environment to research that Wadham (and in particular the tutorial office!) created around us.  Thank you.” 

A new framework to study and quantify the effect of economic policies, Professor Francesco Zanetti

Precarity and Cultural Form in Contemporary China, Dr Margaret Hillenbrand

Teos and Abdera: Two Cities in Peace and War, Professor Peter Thonemann