Professor Peter Mack appointed Director of Warburg Institute

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Professor Peter Mack has been appointed as the new Director of the Warburg Institute, one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study.

Professor Mack, who is currently at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick University, will assume the Directorship from 1 October 2010 on secondment.

Professor Roger Kain, Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure the services of Professor Mack to succeed Professor Charles Hope as the eighth Director of this uniquely valuable Institute. He brings with him a wealth of experience and scholarship that ideally suit him to the role and I look forward to working together to ensure that the Institute continues to prosper.”

Professor Mack said: “I am honoured to have been chosen as Director of the Warburg Institute, one of the great humanities institutes of the world, with an unrivalled collection in renaissance studies and the history of the classical tradition. The Institute is greatly indebted to Charles Hope for his skilful and selfless leadership. I hope that in future the Institute will play an even more prominent international role in the development of medieval and renaissance research.”

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