Faculty of Humanities Research Monograph Award

Posted on 19th March 2013

Applications were invited for the first Faculty Research Monograph.  This was an opportunity to express and celebrate the Faculty's commitment to excellence in research as well as teaching.

Prof Ferrari, Dr Grady, Prof Warner and Dr Stephenson
Prof Ferrari, Dr Grady, Prof Warner and Dr Stephenson
This award reflects the fact that our Faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research.
Professor Rob Warner, Executive Dean of Humanities

Professor Rob Warner, Executive Dean of Humanities, explained: "This award reflects the fact that our Faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. To win the prize, we require a book to have made an outstanding contribution to international research. We are truly proud of the first-rate research accomplished across this Faculty, and are delighted to reward the Faculty’s finest with this annual prize."

Dr Tim Grady, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology, won the Faculty Monograph of the Year 2011 for his book titled ‘The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory’.  Rob Warner commented, "Tim Grady’s book is truly outstanding, bringing a great lucidity of understanding and detailed depth of archival research to the German remembrance of Jewish soldiers who had fought for Germany in the first world war. Tim defines the field for future research."

Dr William Stephenson, Reader in the Department of English, won the Faculty Monograph of the Year 2012 for his book titled 'Gonzo Republic: Hunter S. Thompson’s America’.  Will Stephenson’s book has already received wide and enthusiastic international recognition as the definitive critical study of the works of Hunter S. Thompson. Interweaving close readings of Thompson’s works with a detailed analysis of his life, it is a triumph of impeccable scholarship. 

Professor Fabrizio Ferrari, Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, won the Faculty Monograph of the Year 2012 proxime accessit for his book titled ‘Ernesto de Martino on Religion: The Crisis and the Presence’ which presents a comprehensive overview of Ernesto de Martino's life and work.  In reponse to the publication Professor Ferrari has been offered a visiting professorship (September to October 2013) in Padova to carry on a collaborative study.