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The Humanitas Visiting Professorship

Montebello Poster section

Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading 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 administered in Cambridge by CRASSH, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. The Humanitas Visiting Professors each deliver a series of three public lectures within the University over a period of a week, and the host Department, working with CRASSH, also mounts a half-day Symposium to advance discussion of the themes raised in the lectures.

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in the History of Art is supported, via the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, by the generosity of J.E. Safra, to whom the Department is extremely grateful. The Professors are hosted by Clare College. The standing committee that selects the Professors includes representation from the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as the Department and CRASSH.

More information can be found here.




Listen to Professor Rosenberg's Humanitas Lecture on Poussin's 'Les Sacrements'


Listen to Philippe de Montebello’s first Humanitas Lecture from 2012, ‘The Many Faces of Context’.