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Prof. Dame Averil Cameron
DBE, MA, DLitt, FBA, FSA

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Research Fellow, Keble College
Member, Faculty of Classics
Chair, Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research

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Keble College
Oxford
OX1 3PG

Email: averil.cameron@keble.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Dame Averil Cameron

Profile:

Averil Cameron was Warden of Keble College from 1994-2010, and before that Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History at King's College London where she was also the first Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies. She held a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship in the Faculty of Theology 2011-13, and is chair of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. Averil is President of CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant) and was President of FIEC (Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques) from 2009-14.

Research Keywords:

Literature and history of the Late Antique and Early Byzantine Periods

Research Interests:

After several recent contributions on the general history of late antiquity and Byzantium Averil Cameron is now returning to her earlier interest in Christian literature. Her Leverhulme project is focused on the large corpus of prose dialogues written by Christians, mainly in Greek, from the second century AD to the end of Byzantium. Some works exist about the earlier material, but there is no existing study which looks at the phenomenon as a whole, or relates the dialogues to other forms of Christian and non-Christian writing.

Selected Publications:

'Christian conversion in late antiquity - some issues', in Mellon-Sawyer vol. , N. McLynn, D. Schwartz and A. Papaconstantinou (eds.), (Oxford University Press In press).

'Culture wars: late antiquity and literature', Mélanges Carrié, Bibliothèque de l'Antiquité Tardive, Christel Freu and Sylvain Janniard (eds.), (In press).

'Momigliano and Christianity', in The Legacy of Arnaldo Momigliano, O. Murray (ed.), (Warburg Institute, London In press).

'Seeing Byzantium: a personal response', in Wonderful Things: Byzantium through its Art. Papers from the Forty-first Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Courtauld Institute of Art and King's College, London, March 2009, L. James and A. Eastmond (eds.), (Farnham: Ashgate In press).

'The discourses of Gillian Clark', in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark, C. Harrison, I. Sandwell and C. Humfress (eds.), (In press).

Dialog und Streitgespräch in der Spätantike, (Franz Steiner Verlag, Munich In press), Notes: In German.

Byzantine Matters, (Princeton University Press 2014).

Dialoguing in Late Antiquity, (Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC 2014).

'Can Christians do dialogue?', Studia Patristica, (Leuven: Peeters 2013), 103-120.

'Il potere di Costantino. Dimensioni e limiti del potere imperiale', in Enciclopedia Costantiniana sulla figura e l’immagine dell’imperatore del cosidetto Editto di Milano 313-2013, Costantino I. (ed.), ((Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, fondata da Giovanni Treccani) 2013), 105-115.

Late Antiquity on the Eve of Islam, The Formation of Classical Islam 1, A. Cameron (ed.), (Farnham: Ashgate 2013).

'Mount Athos and the Byzantine world', in Mount Athos: Microcosm of the Christian East, G. Speake and K. Ware (eds.), (Bern: Peter Lang 2012), 11-28.

'The cost of orthodoxy', (Dutch Annual Lectures in Patristics 2, Leiden: Brill 2012).

'Early Christianity and the discourse of female desire', repr. from L. J. Archer, S. Fischler and M. Wyke (Eds.), Women in Ancient Societies (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994), 152-68, with an afterword, in The Religious History of the Roman Empire. Pagans, Jews and Christians, J.A. North and S.R.F. Price (eds.), (Oxford readings in Classical Studies 2011), 505-30.

'The anxiety of images: meanings and material objects', in Images of the Byzantine World: Visions, Messages and Meanings. Studies presented to Leslie Brubaker, Co-author: A. Lymberopoulou, (Farnham: Ashgate 2011), 47-56.

'Thinking with Byzantium', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, (2011), 39-57.

'Thoughts on the Introduction to The Conflict between Paganism and Christianity in the Fourth Century, in Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire: The Breaking of a Dialogue (IVth-VIth Century A.D.), Proceedings of the International Conference at the Monastery of Bose (October 2008), P. Brown and R.L. Testa (eds.), (Münster: Lit Verlag 2011), 39-54.

Doctrine and Debate in the East Christian World, 300-1500, A. Cameron and R. Hoyland (eds.), (The Worlds of Eastern Christianity 300-1500, R. Hoyland and A. Papaconstantinou (Eds.), Farnham: Ashgate 2011).

The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, AD 395-700, Routledge History of Classical Civilization, 2nd revised and expanded edition, (London: Routledge 2011).

Introduction: 'The Mother of God in Byzantium: relics, icons, texts', in The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium: Texts and Images, L. Brubaker and M. Cunningham (eds.), (Farnham: Ashgate 2011), 1-5.

'Constantinople et l'Asie mineure', 'Épilogue', in Histoire générale du christianisme 1, Des origines au XVe siècle, J.-R. Armogathe, P. Montaubin and M.-Y. Perrin (eds.), (Paris 2010), 551-60, 675-93.

Studia Patristica, J. Baun, A. Cameron, M. Edwards and M. Vinzent (eds.), (Leuven 2010).

'Roman studies in sixth-century Constantinople', in Transformations of Late Antiquity. Essays for Peter Brown, P. Rousseau and M. Papoutsakis (eds.), (Farnham: Ashgate 2009), 15-36.

'A.H.M.Jones and the End of the Ancient World', in A.H.M. Jones and the Later Roman Empire, D.H. Gwynn (ed.), (Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages (BSEMA) 15, Leiden and Boston 2008), 231-49.

'Byzantium and the limits of Orthodoxy', Raleigh Lecture in History, (Proceedings of the British Academy 154 2008), 139-52.

'The absence of Byzantium', Nea Hestia, (2008), 4-59, Notes: English and Greek.

'The violence of orthodoxy' in Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity, E. Iricinschi and H. Zellentin (eds.), (TSAJ 119, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2008), 102-14.

The Byzantines, (Oxford: Blackwell 2006).

Eusebius, Life of Constantine, Co-author: S.G. Hall, (Oxford, Clarendon Ancient History Series 2001), 395.

Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. XIV (edited jointly), (Cambridge University Press 2000).

Cambridge Ancient History, Vol.XIII (edited jointly), (Cambridge University Press 1998).

'Eusebius's Vita Constantini and the Construction of Constantine' in Portraits: The Biographical in the Literature of the Empire, eds. S. Swain and M. Edwards, (Oxford 1997), 245-74.

'Byzantines and Jews: some recent work on early Byzantium', (Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 1996), 249-74.

'The Jews in Seventh Century Palestine', (Scripta Classica Israelica 1994), 75-93.