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Monday 29 April 2024
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Wolfson Welcomes New Governing Body Fellows

Wolfson College is delighted to announce that Frédérique Duyrat, Liam McNamara, Meron Piotrkowski and Jack Hanson will be joining us as Governing Body Fellows from this academic year.

Dr Frédérique Duyrat is the Director of Collections and Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room at the Ashmolean. She is a highly respected scholar and museum professional with a distinguished background in research, curation and collections management. Dr Duyrat is a leading specialist in the history and numismatics of the classical and Hellenistic Near East and holds a doctorate in history from University of Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Liam McNamara is currently Keeper of the Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum and Associate Professor of Egyptology. Professor McNamara’s research interests lie in the archaeology and material culture of ancient Egypt and Sudan with a specialism in the late Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (late 4th–early 3rd millennium BC) and he has proven himself to be an industry leader on the subjects.

Professor Meron Piotrkowski is an Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, specialising in Jewish history and historiography of the Second Temple Period and Jewish antiquity and papyrology. Prior to joining the University of Oxford this year, Professor Piotrkowski was a visiting Fellow at Princeton University and earned his BA from the Freie Universität Berlin and his MA and PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr Jack Hanson is an Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology and Art at the Department of Classics. He previously completed his D.Phil thesis in Archaeology entitled ‘The Urban System and Economy of the Roman Empire’ and his MA at the University of Oxford. Professor Hanson’s research has taken his to the University of Colorado Boulder to work on their Social Reactors Project and the University of Reading as a Visiting Fellow before retuning to Oxford this year.

Wolfson’s governing body is its policy-making body. Its members act as fiduciaries to ensure that the College’s leadership remain guided by sound policies and practices, with adequate resources, to further Wolfson’s mission. We are incredibly excited to have four new fellows joining us, as the College continues to build excellent relationships with experts from across all departments, keeping our community and student body in touch with leading minds in a wide range of fields.