The EHRC is part of the University of Oxford and provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars working in the humanities. The EHRC has a long-standing commitment to furthering research in all areas of the humanities, including culture, literature, history and anthropology.
The European Humanities Research Centre was founded in 1994 by senior scholars in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and it started its wide range of activities in 1995.
Under the directorship of Professors Ian Maclean, Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, Malcolm Bowie, Catriona Kelly and Martin McLaughlin, the EHRC has had a full and varied programme, including academic publishing, conferences, visits by leading international scholars, symposia, seminars and lectures.
Particularly important was the EHRC’s imprint, LEGENDA, which rapidly acquired a reputation as a dynamic publisher of cutting-edge scholarly monographs, and also the journal Oxford German Studies, founded and edited by members of the German Sub-Faculty. By 2004, both LEGENDA and the Oxford German Studies had become major operations in their own right and the decision was taken to make them independent. They are now an imprint of the MHRA/Maneys publishing programme, although many members of the EHRC retain editorial links with them. (To order books from LEGENDA or make a query about the series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)