Anna Morpurgo Davies#


Anna Morpurgo Davies
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:anna.davies 'at' some.ox.ac.uk
Membership Number:696
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:amorpurgodavies
Homepage: http://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/morpurgo_davies



Anna Morpurgo Davies passed away September 27, 2014.

Positions Held
  • 2004- Professor Emeritus of Comparative Philology, University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow, Somerville College
  • 2003 - 2004 Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology, University of Oxford
  • 2000 Sather Professor, Department of Classics, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1975 Collitz Professor of the LSA, Linguistic Institute, Tampa, Florida
  • 1971 - 2004 Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford
  • 1971 - 2003 Professor of Comparative Philology, University of Oxford
  • 1966 - 1971 Fellow of St. Hilda's College, Oxford (Honorary Fellow 1972-)
  • 1964 - 1971 University Lecturer in Classical Philology, University of Oxford
  • 1962 - 1963 Junior Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC (Harvard University)
  • 1959 - 1961 Assistent in Classical Philology, University of Rome
  • 1959 Dott. Lett. University of Rome, 1963 libera docenza University of Rome

Fields of Scholarship
  • Indo-European comparative linguistics
  • Historical linguistics
  • History of nineteenth century linguistics
  • Ancient Greek Historical Linguistics
  • Mycenaean Greek
  • Ancient Anatolian linguistics, especially Cuneiform and Hieroglyphic Luwian
  • History of writing

Honours and Awards
  • 1972 Honorary Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford
  • 1981 Hon. D. Litt., University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • 1985 Fellow of the British Academy (linguistics section, classical section)
  • 1986 Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1988 Corresponding Member of the Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 1989 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1991 Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • 1992 Corresponding Member of the Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres)
  • 1993 Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America
  • 1996 Premio Linceo per la linguistica, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome.
  • 1998 Corresponding Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2001 Hon. DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire)
  • 2004 Presented with a Festschrift: Indo-European Perspectives. Studies in Honour of Anna Morpurgo Davies, Edited by J.H.W. Penney, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • 2009 Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Nancy 2


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