Pakistan, a deeply patriarchal society is rapidly changing and women are at the forefront.
Lorne Thyssen Research Fund for Ancient World Topics
The fund supports the work of members of Wolfson College working on any aspect of the Ancient World. Members of Common Room may apply, but preference is given to Fellows and Students.
Funded activities include, but are not limited to:
- Research grants (these are meant to supplement existing research, but not to fund whole new projects) (up to £3000, collaborative projects involving more than one member of the Ancient World Cluster at Wolfson college up to £5000).
- Seed-corn funds to explore potential research projects, start up new projects, and for work related to securing further funds (up to £3000, collaborative projects involving more than one member of the Ancient World Cluster at Wolfson college up to £5000).
- Workshops, conferences, and colloquia organized by Fellows or Students of the College and held at Wolfson (up to £2000 for projects involving more than one member of college, but at least one Fellow; for all other projects, up to £1200).
- Participation in national as well as international conferences, workshops, colloquia, or academic exchanges, with a paper, poster or other activity (up to £1000 for Fellows, up to £400 for Students; those without access to other College funding will also be eligible for the higher amount).
- Field work (up to £1200).
- Support for publication of scholarly work (up to £2000)
- Academic development activities (eg. skills-based courses)
How to apply
Applications should be made using the template at the bottom of this page. Please type and send it to Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez at email@example.com with the subject “Application_Lorne Thyssen Research Fund” by the end of the 3rd week of each term. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged by email usually within two business days. Applications are considered at the Steering Committee meeting in week 6 of each term and a decision will be communicated by email shortly after. APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE EVENT TAKES PLACE
All applications should include a cover letter (ie. description of activity) and budget. References should be provided for grants over £1000. Graduate students should arrange for a letter of supervisor's academic support for the proposed activity. A CV for all applicants except Fellows (of any kind). Applicants for grants above £1000 should display intent of applying to other sources.
Recipients should submit a short report on their work or how the grant assisted their work within 12 months of receiving the award. We strongly encourage recipients to ensure that both the name of Wolfson College and the source of the particular grant (Lorne Thyssen Research Fund for Ancient World Topics at Wolfson College) features prominently in any publications or publicity resulting from the research enabled by the grant.
Go here for a list of previous grants.
11 November 2019Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy delivers Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture7 November 2019Professor Alan Bowman delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture
Alexandria was for many centuries, the largest and most important city in the eastern Mediterranean.4 November 2019The Wild East
At the start of October, Harriss-White together with Lucia Michelutti published the collection "The Wild East".
Lectures and Seminars14 - 14Nov NovBook Launch - New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy: State, Clas...Thursday 14 November - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
This volume makes a major intervention in the debates around the nature of the political economy of Pakistan, focusing on its contemporary social dynamics. This is the first comprehensive academic analysis of Pakistan's political economy after thirty-five years, and addresses issues of state, class and society, examining gender, the middle classes, the media, the bazaar economy, urban spaces and the new elite.Sports & Wellness14 - 14Nov NovMixed Circuit TrainingThursday 14 November - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Mixed Circuits runs every Tuesday and Thursday, all year long, at 6pm in the Games Room, organised by the Boat Club. It is open to all members of college, featuring a high intensity workout focussing on a sequence of core and cardio exercises as well as stretching.Annual Lecture14 - 14Nov NovAnnual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture: Pakistani women on the frontlinesThursday 14 November - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture, delivered by Oscar-winning journalist, filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Pakistan, a deeply patriarchal society is rapidly changing and women are at the forefront. This lecture explores the ways in which women across the country are working on the grassroots level to create spheres of influence pushing back on archaic laws, age old practice and using the Internet to arm themselves to have a greater voice in society.