Professor Christine Gerrard appointed as the next Director of TORCH

Christine Gerrard

Professor Christine Gerrard has been appointed as the next Director of TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities). TORCH is a research centre based in the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford. It facilitates, supports and promotes research activity of the highest quality that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and engages with wider and public audiences. 

Professor Gerrard commented: “I am thrilled to have been appointed as the next Director of TORCH. TORCH is a world-leading interdisciplinary research centre which will soon be part of the new Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, bringing together Oxford’s Humanities Faculties and research hubs in a bold new city-centre site. I hope to expand TORCH’s strategic vision in fields such as environmental and medical Humanities, AI and digital Humanities. I’m hugely excited to be leading the TORCH team into its second decade as it scales up its ambitions for innovative and visionary research collaborations which embody the vital significance of the Humanities to today’s world.”

Professor Gerrard will take up the role of Director in October 2023. You can find out more about TORCH and see its full programme of events on the TORCH website.