In Memoriam: Professor Trevor John Dadson (✝ 28 January 2020)
Embassy of Spain|
Professor Trevor John Dadson (7th October 1947 – 28th January 2020) was a prestigious historian and researcher in Spanish History. His work payed special attention to the poetry of the Spanish Golden Age, as well as the expulsion of the Moriscos in the XVII century. His remarkable scholarly range has resulted in a published output that embraces cultural, literary and social history, textual editing, literacy, book ownership and literary criticism.
He was a corresponding fellow of the Real Academia Española and a member of the British Academy, as well as a professor at the University of Belfast, UNED and University of Castilla-La Mancha. In 2015 he was awarded the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica (Order of Isabella the Catholic) by the King of Spain, Felipe VI. The prestigious honour is a Spanish civil order, granted in recognition of services that benefit the country. Professor Dadson received the award for his exceptional contribution to Spanish culture, during a ceremony at the Embassy of Spain in London.
This Embassy and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs last welcomed Professor Dadson on December 2019 for the presentation of the collection of essays ‘Studies on Spanish Poetry in Honour of Trevor J. Dadson’, a recognition of the catalyc role of Professor Dadson’s original research.