Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Surrey Prof wins Leverhulme Trust award

Professor Diane Watt from the University of Surrey has been awarded a major research fellowship from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | December 26, 2016 | People

This competitive award, of which only 33 were presented to academics across the country, enables well-established and distinguished researchers in the humanities and social science field to complete a single research project of outstanding originality and significance. 

Professor Watt has been awarded over £100,000 for her project ‘Women’s Literary Culture Before the Conquest’ which will allow her to examine the literary culture of women in early medieval England. This research will help provide a better understanding of this often overlooked period of English literary history and how it has helped form our rich cultural heritage.

This two year fellowship will see Professor Watt travel across Europe visiting a number of archives in search of overlooked manuscripts and to source further information on this era.

Professor Diane Watt said: “This award will allow me to explore at greater depth the literary culture of women in early medieval England and assess the impact these figures have had on our scholarly heritage." 

Professor Bran Nichol, Head of School of English at the University of Surrey, said: “Congratulations to Diane on securing this prestigious award. This is a reflection of her hard work and dedication to the literary field and I know her research will have a lasting impact on how we view this period of literary history.”

W: www.leverhulme.ac.uk

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Related stories

Student lifestyle - trends from around the world

Surrey appoints Vice-Provost of Research and Innovation

Leicester unveils plans for £6m regional tech facility

High street vs campus

Moving with the times

Underprivileged teens more likely to give up uni ambitions

Young people at risk of making snap decisions about future

Supercomputer speeds up research at Bristol

Surrey Uni to make interactive paper

AUDE appoints new Chair

Market place - view all

Meru networks

Meru began with a vision that sooner rather than later most enterpr...

Zengenti

Zengenti builds the Contensis CMS – the powerhouse behind the websi...

Monitor IT

The cashless campus is becoming more of a reality. Universities and...

Document Solutions

With our experience we help organisations to optimise their entire ...

Future Finance

We're pioneers in private student financing. We help students fina...

Interface

Interface is a global leader in the design and manufacture of susta...