Walter Burkert#

Walter Burkert
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1684
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Walter Burkert passed away March 11, 2015.

Positions Held
  • 1996 Emeritus
  • 1969–1996 Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Zürich
  • Visiting Professor of Classical Literature at the University of California for two years (1977 and 1988)
  • 1982 Lecturer at Harvard in 1982
  • 1986–1988 Dean of the Philosophical Faculty I at Zürich
  • 1989 Gifford Lectures at the University of St Andrews
  • 1966–1969 Professor of Classical Philology at the Technical University of Berlin
  • 1968 Guest Professor at Harvard University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Greek religion

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 Balzan Prize
  • Corresponding Fellow der British Academy

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