Professor Dame Averil Cameron

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Academic Background

I was Warden of Keble College from 1994-2010, and before that Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History at King's College London where I was also the first Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies. I held a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship in the Faculty of Theology 2011-13, and was chair of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research until 2020. I have been  President of CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant) and FIEC (Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques) and am currently President of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies. 

Research Interests

My main research interests are in late antique and Byzantine history, including orthodoxy and heresey.  My Leverhulme project was focused on the large corpus of prose dialogues written by Christians, mainly in Greek, from the second century AD to the end of Byzantium. My edited book with Niels Gaul is the first to cover this long period.