Hancock, William Keith

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Hancock, William Keith

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Other form(s) of name

  • Sir Keith Hancock KBE MA (Oxford) Hon DLitt (Rhodes and Birm) Hon LittD (Cambridge) FBA

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Dates of existence

1898 - 1988

History

Sir William (Keith) Hancock was born on 26 June 1898 at Fitzroy, Melbourne. Hancock became a Victorian Rhodes Scholar in 1922 at Balliol College, Oxford (with first class honours in Modern History, MA). He was elected a Fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford in 1923. In 1924 Hancock was appointed Professor of Modern History at the University of Adelaide, arriving in 1926 and holding this position until 1933 when he moved to the University of Birmingham. In 1944 he was appointed Professor of Economic History at Oxford and in 1949 the first Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. From 1947 to 1949 Hancock served on the Academic Advisory Committee of the Australian National University and in October 1956 was appointed Director of the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and Professor of History. In 1961 he resigned as Director and continued as head of the History department until 1965. Sir Keith Hancock died in Canberra on 13 August 1988.

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Canberra; Uganda

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academic; historian; university administrator

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Related entity

ANU Department of History, Research School of Social Sciences (1950 - 1990)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1956 - 1965

Description of relationship

Professor and Head, Department of History, RSSS

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ANU Research School of Social Sciences (1949 -)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1956 - 1961

Description of relationship

Director

Related entity

Academic Advisory Committee (1947 - 1951)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1947 - 1949

Description of relationship

Member, Academic Advisory Committee

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Entered from deposit description on 19 September 2011

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Sources

Who's Who in Australia
Australian National University Calendars, 1957-1965
Davidson, Jim, 'Hancock, Sir William Keith (1898–1988)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hancock-sir-william-keith-460/text22673 (accessed 19 September 2011)

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