Disney Professor of Archaeology

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The Disney Professorship of Archaeology is an endowed chair in archaeology at the University of Cambridge. It was endowed by John Disney in 1851 with a donation of £1,000, followed by a further £2,500 bequeath upon his death in 1857.[1]

The last three Disney Professors have also served as the Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.[2]

List of Disney Professors of Archaeology[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clark, John Willis (1904). Endowments of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 222–223 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "New Disney Professor Announced". McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. University of Cambridge. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 2018-02-04.

Further reading[edit]

  • Tilley, C.Y., 1989, Discourse and power: The genre of the Cambridge inaugural lecture. In Miller, D., Rowlands, M., and Tilley, C.Y. (Eds), Domination and Resistance. London: Routledge.

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