Faculty members receive honorary doctorates


The History Faculty celebrates the award of two honorary doctorates in 2023, to Faculty members Professors Annabel Brett and Alexandra Walsham. Brett, Professor of Political Thought and History, received a doctorate from the University of Helsinki to honour her work in late medieval and early modern moral and political thought.

Alex Walsham in her doctoral gown

Walsham, Professor of Modern History, graduated from the University of Melbourne with BA and MA in History.

Walsham’s new book, Generations: Age, Ancestry and Memory in the English Reformations, was published in 2023.

Many congratulations to both for these awards, testament to their prestigious careers and innovative scholarship.

Annabel Brett
It has been a great pleasure and profit to work with colleagues in Helsinki over the years, and I was delighted to become part of their academic community in this more formal way.
Alex Walsham
It was a very great honour and surprise to be recognised by my alma mater, the University of Melbourne, where I began my academic career and to which I owe so much for inspiring how I write history.