Message from the Director


On reading this, you bear witness to a new and exciting venture. The first initiative of its kind in East Asia, HKU's Society of Fellows in the Humanities provides a new space for research and scholarly exchange free from formal requirements and disciplinary constraints. For its inaugural year, we have recruited from all over the world five among the best young scholars working in the arts & humanities today. As I write this, they are already busy laying out research plans and organising lecture series, symposia, or special events—all open to the public. Unfolding at a most propitious time for higher education in Hong Kong, the Society of Fellows in the Humanities consolidates the role of HKU's Faculty of Arts as a global incubator of innovative research. 

Dr Giorgio Biancorosso
Director, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Associate Professor, School of Humanities