We are so pleased to share that not one, but two members of the Magdalen community have been honoured with Leverhulme Major Research Fellowships for the year 2024: Professor Simon Gilson, Magdalen Professorial Fellow, and Professor Paul Elborne, Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy.
The Leverhulme Trust, a national grant-making organization in the United Kingdom, is dedicated to supporting “scholarships for the purposes of research and education.” Established in 1925, the Trust has played a pivotal role in funding diverse initiatives such as research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries, and prizes across various academic disciplines.
Professor Simon Gilson has been awarded a Fellowship for the exploration of reading, interpreting, and printing Petrarch in early modern Italy. His research is focused on Renaissance Italian literary, cultural, and intellectual history. Professor Gilson has actively contributed to numerous collaborative funded research projects within the realms of medieval and Renaissance studies.
Professor Paul Elbourne’s research pursuits predominantly center around natural language semantics—the intricate study of how words convey meaning—and the philosophy of language. His Fellowship has been granted to advance research in eliminating syntactic categories.
Huge congratulations to Simon and Paul on this incredible achievement.