Professor Roderick Beaton FBA
About this Fellow
Roderick Beaton is Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature and Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London. He finished school in Edinburgh before going on to Peterhouse, Cambridge, to graduate with a BA in English Literature and a PhD in Modern Greek. After three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Birmingham he joined King's in 1981 as Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Literature, and in 1988 was appointed to the Koraes Chair. For ten years he headed the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. He served twice on the RAE panel for Classics and again in REF2014. From October 2009 to September 2012 he held a Major Leverhulme Fellowship, and during autumn 2010 the Visiting Fellowship of the British School at Athens. He has written widely on Greek literature, culture, and history from the twelfth century to the present. He has published translations from Modern Greek verse and fiction, and several of his own books have been translated into Greek.
- Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature; Director, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London
Western Medieval History; History of Christianity; Researches on the medieval conception of holiness and on the sacralization of space and time ; Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan history. Dissent and Orthodoxy in the West (X-XV centuries)
English Language and Literature
Language, Literature, History, Culture, Art and Archaeology of the Byzantine World