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Chimen Abramsky

Chimen Abramsky was emeritus professor of Jewish studies at University College London. His first name is pronounced Shimon. Abramsky was born in Minsk, the son of Rabbi Yehezkel Abramsky. He gained BA degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA from the University of Oxford. He was Reader in Jewish History, then Goldsmid Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. He was a Senior Fellow at St Antonys College, Oxford. A noted scholar of Jewish History, Abramsky was also well known as an expert of antiquarian Hebrew books and manuscripts, and was profess ...

King Edward VII Professor of English Literature

The King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature is one of the senior professorships in literature at the University of Cambridge, and was founded by a donation from Sir Harold Harmsworth in 1910 in memory of King Edward VII who had died earlier that year.

King Alfred Chair of English Literature

The holders of the chair have been: 2004-2010: Neil Corcoran 1890-1900: Walter Raleigh 1991-2003: Jonathan Bate 1974-1990: Philip Edwards 1881-1889: A.C. Bradley 1901-1925: Oliver Elton 1929-1951: Leonard Martin 1951-1974: Kenneth Muir

Marshall Professor of French

The Marshall Chair of French Language and Literature is one of two established chairs in French at the University of Glasgow, the other being the Stevenson Chair which is not currently occupied. It was established in 1917 as the Marshall Chair of Modern Romance Language from a lectureship instituted in 1895, and had its title changed in 1966. Robert Marshall, after whom the Chair is named, owned the Grangehill Estate near Beith, Ayrshire, and left it to the University in his will to assist with the foundation of a chair in modern languages. He died in 1912. His legacy was combined with tha ...

Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English (Cambridge)

The Chair in Medieval and Renaissance English is a professorship in English at Cambridge University. It was created in 1954 for C. S. Lewis, and is unusual among professorships in this field in uniting medieval and renaissance categories and fields of study.

Regius Chair of Rhetoric and English Literature

The Regius Chair of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh was established in 1762. It is arguably the first professorship of English Literature established anywhere in the world. Its first holder was Professor Hugh Blair. Recent holders have included Professors Alistair Fowler, Ian Donaldson, John Frow, and Laura Marcus. The Current holder is Greg Walker.

Regius Professor of English Language and Literature (Glasgow)

The Regius Chair of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow was founded in 1861 by Queen Victoria, and is the only Regius Professorship in the Faculty of Arts.

Regius Professor of English Literature (Aberdeen)

The Regius Professor of English Literature is a Regius Professorship at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. The first holder was appointed in 1894.

Professor of Scottish History and Literature

The Chair of Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow was founded in 1913, endowed by a grant from the receipts of the 1911 Scottish Exhibition held in Glasgows Kelvingrove Park, as well as donations from the Merchants House of Glasgow and other donors. The chair has been held by a number of prominent historians of Scotland, including two Historiographers Royal. Although the chair is now based within the Department of History, it retains its original title.

                                     

ⓘ Professorships in literature

  • and Belles Lettres It is arguably the first professorship of English Literature established anywhere in the world. Its first holder was Professor Hugh
  • The King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature is one of the senior professorships in literature at the University of Cambridge, and was founded
  • English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow was founded in 1861 by Queen Victoria, and is the only Regius Professorship in the Faculty of Arts
  • was used for those holding a professorship also known as a chair. The university has sometimes created professorships for an individual, the chair coming
  • Established professorships at the University of Edinburgh The title of the professorship is followed by the date of foundation. Dates in italics indicate
  • retires. These personal professorships limited to one tenure are not listed here. The Regius Professorships are royal professorships being created by the
  • Professor of English Literature is a Regius Professorship at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. The first holder was appointed in 1894. Herbert Grierson
  • History and Literature at the University of Glasgow was founded in 1913, endowed by a grant from the receipts of the 1911 Scottish Exhibition held in Glasgow s
  • language and literature for the first time, would be enthroned in Oxford side by side with Greek and with Latin professorships in both subjects
  • professorships and all are accorded ex - officio membership of the Academic Senate. The following is an incomplete list of established professorships at