Honorary Fellowship at Aberystwyth for Professor Martin Conway

Tuesday 11 July

Professor Martin Conway (photo: Whole Picture www.wholepicture.co.uk)

Professor Martin Conway (Professor of Contemporary European History, Chair of History Faculty, MacLellan-Warburg Fellow and Tutor in History) has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Aberystwyth University.

He is one of six people who received Honorary Fellowships, which are ‘presented to individuals who have, or have had a connection with Aberystwyth or Wales, and who have made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field’. He was presented with the award on 21 July 2017. 

At his presentation Martin, who was born and brought up in Aberystwyth, was described as ‘a scholar of deep humanity’ with an international reputation, who ‘has long been among the United Kingdom’s most eminent historians of twentieth century political Catholicism, European right-wing politics and social movements. He is Britain’s foremost authority on modern Belgium and on Belgium’s complex and sometimes conflictual politics of regionalism and language.’ You can read the full text of the presentation here.

Professor Martin Conway is shown above being presented as Honorary Fellow by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Chancellor of Aberystwyth University.

Professor Martin Conway (photo: Whole Picture www.wholepicture.co.uk)

Photographs by Whole Picture www.wholepicture.co.uk.

[This article was updated on 24 July following the presentation of the degree.]