The University of Oxford was founded in 1096 as the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Its mission is to lead the world in research and education, in ways which benefit society on a national and a global scale. It currently tops the THE rankings of the Top 100 world universities. The University is at the forefront of Humanities research internationally, extending from ancient and classical civilisations to the intersection between humanities and neuroscience. It encourages innovative strategies for interdisciplinarity through The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), which is providing a platform for involving colleagues from other parts of the University, the Consortium and further afield in the Creative Multilingualism research programme.
Five faculties and departments of the University are contributing to the programme:
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Principal Investigator Katrin Kohl, Professor of German Literature and lead for Strand 1, Embodying Ideas: The Creative Power of Metaphor
Philip Bullock, Professor of Russian Literature and Music, Strand 4, Languages in the Creative Economy
Julie Curtis, Professor of Russian Literature, Senior Researchers for Strand 4, Languages in the Creative Economy
Jane Hiddleston, Professor of Literature in French, Co-Investigator for Strand 5, Creativity and World Literatures: Languages in Dialogue.
Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Martin Maiden, Statutory Professor of the Romance Languages, Co-Investigator and lead for Strand 3: Creating Intelligibility across Languages and Communities
Aditi Lahiri, Professor of Linguistics, Co-Investigator for Strand 3: Creating Intelligibility across Languages and Communities
Faculty of English
Matthew Reynolds, Professor of English and Comparative Criticism, Co-Investigator and lead for Strand 6: Creating New Meanings: Prismatic Translation
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and Department of Zoology
Andrew Gosler, University Research Lecturer in Ornithology and Conservation, Co-Investigator and lead for Strand 2: Creating a Meaningful World: Nature in Name, Metaphor and Myth