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23 September 2022

Professor Clare Brant elected to Academy of Europe

The Professor of Eighteenth-century Literature and Culture has been elected to Academia Europaea (AE)

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Professor Clare Brant has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea’s Literary and Theatrical Studies section.

The Academia Europaea is an academy of humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences around the world, for public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.

Membership of the Academia Europaea (MAE) is awarded to individuals that have demonstrated "sustained academic excellence". Membership is by invitation only by existing MAE only and judged during a peer review selection process.

I am delighted and proud to be recognised by the Academia Europaea for distinguished scholarship, including the creation of strong intellectual and project links with European partners across several fields, all linked by life writing. In a post-Brexit world, these connections are all the more important as we face global turmoil. Election to this international body is a great honour, and I am looking forward to developing life writing beyond King's as I begin a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship on underwater lives.

Professor Clare Brant
Cornet fish. Credit: Professor Clare Brant
Cornet fish. Credit: Professor Clare Brant

Professor Brant has also been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2022 to explore Underwater Lives.

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Clare Brant

Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture