Professor Annette Volfing Elected as Fellow of the British Academy

  • Oriel College
20 July, 2015

Congratulations to Vice Provost and Fellow in Modern Languages Professor Annette Volfing, who has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

British Academy Fellowships are awarded to UK academics in recognition of outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy elected 42 new Fellows this year, along with 20 Corresponding Fellows and 3 Honorary Fellows.

Annette's research centres on medieval German studies, and she holds a particular interest in later medieval religious, mystical, philosophical or allegorical writing. She has written monographs of Heinrich von Mügeln and on medieval uses of the figure of John the Evangelist. Annette teaches German language, and Old High German and Medieval German language, culture and literature here at Oriel.

Speaking about her achievement, Annette said: "I am absolutely delighted. This is a wonderful endorsement of my work and of the choices I have made as an academic. Oriel has been a base for medieval German studies for many years and has provided a stimulating and supporting environment throughout my time here. I am therefore very pleased to be able to contribute to the academic distinction of the Oriel Modern Languages team, and to build on the achievements of my predecessor in the German post."