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
The history of Papacy in the Middle Ages (11-15 c.): with particular attention on cultural anthropology, self-representation, symbolism, rituality and prolongation of life
The economic history of late-medieval Britain and Ireland, with particular reference to human-environment interactions during the 14th century and trends in agricultural output and productivity from the 13th to 19th centuries
French history from 1000 - 1350; the French in the kingdom of Sicily, 1266-1309; the political ideas of Godfrey of Viterbo; the sires de Beaujeu, 950-1350
Medieval History - Medieval Studies