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Professor Robin Osborne FBA

Classics and Ancient History History Art and Archaeology of Greece and the Greek World History of Greece and the Greek World Southern Europe Greece
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About this Fellow

Robin Osborne has been Professor of Ancient History in the University of Cambridge since 2001. Educated at Colchester RGS and King's Cambridge (MA, PhD) he held a Junior Research Fellowship at King's before moving to a 5-year Fellowship at Magdalen College Oxford in 1986 and then to a CUF University Lecturership at Corpus Christi College Oxford in 1989 (titular Professor, 1996). Robin Osborne's work ranges widely over Greek history, art history, and archaeology. Most of his work concerns itself with historical questions for which material evidence is relevant, or with material evidence that raises historical issues, and he has explored some of the problems created by relying on only one sort of evidence in his History Written on the Classical Greek Body (2011). Robin Osborne is a past President of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and of the Classical Association, was Chair of the Classics Sub-Panel in REF 2014 and has been Chair of the Council of University Classical Departments. He was Senior Tutor at King's College Cambridge 2009-2013.

Website: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/directory/robin-osborne

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Ancient History, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Junior Unofficial Fellow, King's College University of Cambridge, 1982 - 1986
  • Fixed Term Fellow, Magdalen College University of Oxford, 1986 - 1989
  • University Lecturer in Ancient History, Corpus Christi College University of Oxford, 1989 - 2001
  • Professor of Ancient History, University of Cambridge, King's College University of Cambridge, 2001
  • Professor of Ancient History, University of Cambridge, King's College University of Cambridge, 2001

Publications

Athens and Athenian Democracy Athens and Athenian Democracy 2010

The History Written on the Classical Greek Body The History Written on the Classical Greek Body 2011

Classical Landscape with Figures: The Ancient Greek City and its Countryside 1987

Greece in the Making, 1200-479 BC 1996

Archaic and Classical Greek Art 1998

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