Dame Averil Cameron FBA

Late antique and Byzantine studies

Elected 1981

Fellow type
UK Emeritus Fellow
Year elected

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 has specialised in Byzantine history. Recent research interests include Byzantium and early Islam and the dialogue form in Byzantium.

Current Post

Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, Aldershot President

2017 - 2022

Council for British Research in the Levant President

2004 -

Past appointments

Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford Leverhume Emeritus Fellowship

2011 - 2013

Keble College, Oxford Warden

1994 - 2010

King's College London Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

1989 - 1994

King's College London Professor of Ancient History

1978 - 1989

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