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Averil Cameron (University of Oxford)


Prof. dr. Dame Averil Cameron


Prof. Dame Averil Cameron is professor emerita at the University of Oxford and was formerly warden of Keble College, Oxford. Her main research interest is the history and culture of Late Antiquity and Byzantium, including religious and ecclesiastical history. Currently, she performs projects on the dialogue form in late antique Christianity and Byzantium, Byzantium on the eve of Islam and in the early Islamic period, and Byzantine orthodoxy.

During her rich academic career, Prof. Cameron received several fellowships and grants. She was previously Professor of Ancient History (1978–1989) and Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (1989–1994) at King’s College London. She received honorary doctorates in Letters from the Universities of Warwick, St Andrews, Aberdeen, and the Queen’s University of Belfast.

The series of workshops, as is reflected in the overarching title, builds on and aims to revisit the following two seminal articles by Prof. Cameron (see further Workshop I). At the first workshop, she will deliver the opening lecture, entitled: New Themes and Styles Revisited Again: Literature, Theology and Social and Political Change.

A collection of essays appeared ‘as a token of deep appreciation for her outstanding scholarship and inspirational writing’: H. Amirav, R.B. ter Haar Romeny (eds.), From Rome to Constantinople: Studies in Honour of Averil Cameron, Late Antique History and Religion 1 (Leuven, 2007) [partially accessible at Google Books]

For more information, see also her academic homepage.