Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards $3.9 Million to Oxford University

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards $3.9 Million to Oxford University

The University of Oxford has announced a £3 million ($3.9 million) gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in support of the consolidation and expansion of its Late Antique and Byzantine studies program.

The gift will endow the Bywater and Sotheby Professorship of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature and the Associate Professorship of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture at Oxford. In addition, SNF will provide support over two years for the transformation and expansion of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research as a global center of excellence in Late Antique, Byzantine, and post-Byzantine studies, including funding for a new directorship, a core administrative operating role, and three graduate scholarships...

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