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
- Fellow type
- UK Fellow
- Year elected
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 five-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 from 2009-2013.
University of Cambridge Professor of Ancient History
Corpus Christi College, Oxford University Lecturer in Ancient History
1989 - 2001
Magdalen College, Oxford Fixed Term Fellow
1986 - 1989
King's College, Cambridge Junior Unofficial Fellow
1982 - 1986
Professor Ingrid De Smet FBA
Renaissance and Early Modern intellectual culture, especially in France and the Low Countries; sixteenth and early-seventeenth century French literature; Neo-Latin Studies; the Republic of Letters; the Classical tradition