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SALC colleague appointed new Director of the British School at Rome

(14 July 2017)

Professor Stephen Milner from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) has been appointed as the new Director at the British School at Rome (BSR), a five-year secondment from his role as Serena Professor of Italian, which he has held since 2006. He is also Chair of Italian Studies and Head of Department. 

Stephen, who will continue to be a member of the School and will devote a fifth of his time to University activities, will take up his new role in the autumn. He said: "I'm delighted to have been invited to lead the largest British international research institute at this strategically important time for the UK's European and international research profile. The range of the BSR's activities in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts aligns with my own interdisciplinary background, and I'm looking forward to working alongside Fellows and early career researchers from across the UK and Commonwealth at the heart of Rome, one of the world's most important cultural crossroads."  

The British School at Rome is part funded by the British Academy and each year it hosts over 40 practitioners and scholars as Fellows for periods of between three and ten months, and over 500 visiting scholars from around the world. For over 100 years world-class researchers of the art, history, and culture of the western Mediterranean and beyond, together with the best contemporary artists from across the Commonwealth, have been nurtured at the BSR, and it counts multiple Turner Prize winners among its alumni.  

  • You can read the full BSR press release about Stephen’s new role on the BSR website.