New Director of the Humanities Research Centre

Posted on 5 January 2012

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Judith Buchanan as Director of the Humanities Research Centre for the coming year.

Judith came to the Department of English at York in 2000 from a Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford and has recently been promoted to a personal chair here.  She is a specialist in film and literature and has published widely in this area.  In particular she works to make little-known works of silent cinema both publicly accessible (through DVD release and public screenings) and critically current (through scholarly research and publication). She speaks regularly in arts cinemas both here and abroad.  She has a strong commitment to fostering interdisciplinarity, to providing focused and relevant graduate training for postgraduates in the arts and humanities and to demonstrating the public value of the arts and humanities beyond the university.

Judith says: ‘ The Humanities Research Centre is a dynamic and inclusive community of research excellence, interdisciplinary collaboration and academic outreach . It will be a privilege to work for, and learn from, this vibrant community and to represent it in the world beyond.  The extraordinary creative vision of Jane Moody will be at the heart of our planning and I look forward to developing the work of the HRC in new directions also.’

More details about Judith's research interests and publications.