Mary Beard#

Mary Beard
Membership Number:4265
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 - now Professor of Classics, Cambridge University
  • 1999 Readership in Classics, Cambridge University
  • 1984 Fellow of Newnham College Cambridge; University Lecturer in Classics
  • 1979 Lectureship King's College London

Fields of Scholarship
  • Roman archaeology
  • Roman history
  • Roman art history
  • History of religion

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Princess of Asturias prize, Social Sciences
  • 2016 Oxford University, Bodley Medal
  • 2016 Hon D Litt, University of Liverpool and University of Kent
  • 2015-16 'SPQR' shortlisted for National Critics Circle Award, LA TImes Book prize, Hessell Tiltman prize, British Book Industry Book of the Year Award
  • 2014 Hon DLitt, University of Buckingham, American University in Rome
  • 2013 'Confronting the Classics' shortlisted for National Critics Circle Award
  • 2013 Winner of the Classical Association Prize for 'significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'
  • 2013 Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature
  • 2013 Hon DLitt, University of St Andrews
  • 2013 New Year Honours list, OBE (Order of the British Empire, for services to classical scholarship)
  • 2012 Hon DLitt, University of Bristol
  • 2011 Elected a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2011 Visiting Mellon Lecturer, National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • 2010 Elected a Fellow of the British Academy
  • 2010 'It's a Don's Life' longlisted for the blog section of the Orwell prize
  • 2008 Sather Visiting Professor, Berkeley
  • 2008 Wolfson Prize for History for 'Pompeii'

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