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
Research into the performance of music with special reference to the Middle Ages and to the cultivation of plucked stringed instruments in Western Europe between the sixteenth century and the nineteenth
The ecclesiastical and social history of the Middle Ages and in the crusades; the influence of the Holy Sepulchre on the culture of Western Europe.
Islamic art, with particular reference to Iran and Syria; medieval architecture, book painting and iconography
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