Visiting Fellows 2019-20

The Hon. Justice Brian Preston (Michaelmas Term)

Justice Preston is the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales. Prior to being appointed in November 2005, he was a senior counsel practising primarily in New South Wales in environmental, planning, administrative and property law. He has lectured in post-graduate environmental law for nearly 30 years. He is the author of Australia’s first book on environmental litigation and 129 articles, book chapters and reviews on environmental law, administrative and criminal law. He holds numerous editorial positions in environmental law publications and has been involved in a number of international environmental consultancies and capacity-building programs, including for judiciaries throughout Asia and Africa. He is a member of the interim governing council of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment. Justice Preston is an Official Member of the Judicial Commission of NSW, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW and Honorary Fellow of the Environment Institute of the Australia and New Zealand. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University in 2018. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and Southern Cross University. While at Corpus Christi, Justice Preston will be working on a book project investigating the law making role of judges in the context of Australian environmental law.

Professor Elżbieta Witkowska-Zaremba (Hilary Term)

Elżbieta Witkowska-Zaremba is Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Art in Warsaw. Her main area of research is Latin music theory of the 14th-16th centuries, which has included producing critical editions of music treatises , among others Musica speculativa by Johannes de Muris (1992), two anonymous Prague organ treatises from the early 15th century (2001) and treatises from the Tabulatura Joannis de Lublin (2015). She led an international project Notae musicae artis covering musical notation in Polish sources in 11th- 16th centuries (2001). Together with Michael Bernhard she co-edited multi-volume Traditio Iohannis Hollandrini (2010-2016).

She received a M.A. in musicology and classical philology from the Warsaw University. She did PhD and Dr.Habil. degree at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Art. She studied at Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, Université de Poitiers (1982-83). She obtained a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Exeter (1985) and a research grant from the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel (1987 and 1989). While at Corpus Christi she will be working on a project examining glosses to Boethius De musica transmitted in manuscripts preserved in Oxford.

Professor Catherine Conybeare (postponed to Trinity Term 2021)

Catherine Conybeare is delighted to return to Corpus, where she read Literae Humaniores before going on to complete her doctorate in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She is now Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Conybeare is fascinated by cultures of Latin over the longue durée, and has recently started a book series on that theme with Cambridge University Press. Her research centres on late antiquity, and especially the writings of Augustine of Hippo. She has written four monographs, including The Irrational Augustine (2006) and The Laughter of Sarah (2013), and more than sixty articles and reviews on such topics as aurality, touch, violence, and the self. While at Corpus, and during two preceding terms at All Souls, she will be writing her next book, Augustine the African, which argues for the significance to Augustine’s theology and life of his African origins and domicile. Other projects include completing an essay collection co-edited with Simon Goldhill, which explores the interdependence of theology and classical philology, and organizing an NEH-funded conference, ‘Reconsidering the Sources of the Self’, in collaboration with José Luis Bermúdez. She currently holds a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.