太阳集团：Evelyn Welch appointed as Chair of the Warburg
Evelyn Welch appointed as Chair of the Warburg Institute Advisory Council
Gender identity legal expert to join School of Advanced Study
Welch, an esteemed academic, specialises is in Italian renaissance. She has held previous positions in other member institutions including Birkbeck and Queen Mary
Professor Carl Stychin has been appointed director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and professor of law with effect from 1 January 2019.
The University of London is pleased to announce that Professor Evelyn Welch will take up the role of chair of the Advisory Council of the Warburg Institute with effect from 1 October 2016.
He will succeed Jules Winterton who has led the institute, a member of the School of Advanced Study , University of London, for five years. Professor Stychin is currently professor of law at City, University of London, a position he will relinquish on 31 December 2018.
Professor Welch is a distinguished academic of the Italian Renaissance. She is currently Professor of Renaissance Studies and Provost and Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences) at King’s College London. Prior to this Professor Welch held positions at the universities of Essex, Birkbeck, Sussex and Queen Mary, University of London. She did her PhD at the Warburg Institute where she also held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship and taught a range of MA courses.
Founded in 1947, IALS is a national academic institution that provides international access to legal research materials, resources and services. Its areas of speciality include arbitration and dispute settlement, company law, comparative law, economic crime, financial services law, information law and policy, legislative studies and law reform, and the legal profession and delivery of legal services.
With research interests in Renaissance Milan and fifteenth-century court culture, this has led to more recent publications on early modern material culture and fashion. Professor Welch is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award holder for a major project on ‘Renaissance Skin’, a member of the Victoria and Albert Museum Board of Trustees and the British Library Advisory Board. She is also chair of the Trustees of the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Professor Stychin, who has an international reputation for his research on the legal construction and regulation of sexual and gender identities, said he is very excited at the prospect of leading IALS and joining the School of Advanced Study.
Commenting on the appointment, Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London said: “I am delighted that The Warburg Institute will have such a respected and knowledgeable chair of their Advisory Council. It will be a pleasure to welcome Evelyn back to the Warburg. Her academic research and her wealth of contacts in the Renaissance field will bring an additional dimension to the Board. The University would like to express its thanks to Margaret McGowan, chair of the Advisory Council since 2013 and who has been demonstrated great support for the Institute and who has been so supportive of the ongoing relationship with the University of London.”
"The IALS is a remarkable institution not least because of its dedicated and talented staff. It is deeply humbling for me to reflect upon the list of outstanding Directors who have served the Institute so well over seven decades. The current transformation project will ensure that the IALS continues to make an outstanding national and international contribution to legal research. It is my privilege to be entrusted with the stewardship of such a vital organisation. I also look forward to contributing to the continued excellence of the School of Advanced Study of which the Institute forms such an important part".
“This appointment is excellent news for the University, the School of Advanced Study and, of course, The Warburg Institute itself,” said Professor Roger Kain, Pro-Vice-Chancellor , Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study. “I look forward to Evelyn’s contributions to the Advisory Council and have no doubt that she will continue the strong relationship with the School and the University.”
Professor Stychin has published extensively on subjects including civil partnerships, same-sex marriage, European identity politics, and the interplay of equality law and religious freedom in the UK. Other research interests include the law of negligence, and law and popular culture. Professor Stychin’s first monograph, Law’s Desire: Sexuality and the Limits of Justice, won the Socio Legal Studies Association Book Prize in 1995.
Director of the Warburg Institute, Professor David Freedberg said, “I have no doubt that Evelyn will be immensely helpful in supporting and promoting the Warburg Institute as the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. Having studied and taught at the Warburg in the past means she has tremendous insight into our work and I look forward to working with her in her new role with the Institute”
A graduate of Canada’s University of Alberta and University of Toronto, Professor Stychin undertook postgraduate studies in America at New York's Columbia Law School. He began his academic career at Keele University in 1992, before moving to a professorship of law at the University of Reading in 1998.
On her appointment, Professor Welch said: “Given my close connections to the Warburg, I am so pleased to accept this role and to support the Institute with fresh momentum under the leadership of Professor Freedberg. The Warburg Institute is one of the great centres for the study of cultural history in the world. It has an extraordinary history and I look forward to working with the other members of the Advisory Council to achieve great things for the Institute in the future.”
While at Reading, he held various management roles: head of the School of Law, dean of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, and pro vice-chancellor (enterprise). In 2009, Reading awarded him the degree of Doctor of Laws based on his publication record. In 2012, Professor Stychin became dean of The City Law School at City, University of London, a position he held for over five years.
Professor Stychin is the author of three monographs, three co-edited collections, numerous articles, and a student 'text and materials' collection. He is editor of Social & Legal Studies: An International Journal, a position he has held for many years, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was appointed by the Privy Council as a lay member of the General Chiropractic Council, one of the UK’s health care regulators, in 2015. He currently serves as chair of the Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools.
Commenting on the appointment, Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, said: "I am very pleased to welcome Professor Stychin to the university. IALS is a very important part of legal research and study in the UK and Professor Stychin will bring his considerable expertise, particularly in the field of gender identities for the benefit of scholars and students."
"I am delighted to welcome Professor Carl Stychin to the School of Advanced Study and look forward to working with him in years to come," said Professor Rick Rylance, Dean of the School of Advanced Study. "Carl brings a range of international and national experience and a clarity of vision that will enhance the already considerable achievements at IALS. He is a great appointment."