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Dame Averil Cameron FBA

Late antique and Byzantine studies
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About this Fellow

Averil Cameron read Greats at Somerville College, Oxford and taught ancient history and subsequently Byzantine studies at King's College London until becoming Warden of Keble College Oxford. She has been Editor of JRS, President of the Roman Society, chair of the Society for Byzantine Studies and President of FIEC. She has been the President of the Council for British Research in the Levant since 2004. Her research interests have covered the Roman empire, and historiography, but more recently she specialises in Byzantine history. Recent research interests include Byzantium and early Islam and the dialogue form in Byzantium.



Current post

  • Formerly Warden, Keble College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Ancient History, King's College London University of London, 1970
  • Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King's College London University of London, 1970
  • Warden, Keble College University of Oxford, 1970
  • Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History, University of Oxford, 1970
  • Warden, Keble College, Oxford, University of Oxford, 1970


Dialoguing in Late Antiquity 2014


Byzantine Matters 2014


Arguing it Out. Discussion in Twelfth-Century Byzantium 2016


Procopius and the 6th century 1985


Christianity and the rhetoric of empire 1991


The Byzantines 2006


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