Roy Foster#

Roy Foster
Email:roy.foster 'at'
Membership Number:4266
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1991 - 2016 Carroll Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Hertford College
  • 1988 - 1991 Professor of Modern British History, Birkbeck College, University of London, (previously Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader at Birkbeck)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Modern Irish history
  • Biography
  • Anglo-Irish literature

Honours and Awards
  • 1979 Fellow of Royal Historical Society
  • 1982 Irish Post Community Award, for distinguished achievement among the Irish in Britain
  • 1988 Irish Life Arts Award for History
  • 1989 Elected Fellow of British Academy
  • 1992 Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Literature
  • 1997 Hon. D. Litt., University of Aberdeen
  • 1998 Hon D. Litt., Queen's University, Belfast
  • 1998 James Tait Black Prize for Biography
  • 2002 M.L.Rosenthal Award from Yeats Society of New York
  • 2003 Hon D.Litt from Trinity College, Dublin
  • 2003 Christian Gauss Award for literary criticism from the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Washington DC [for The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland]
  • 2004 Hon D. Litt from National University of Ireland
  • 2006 Hon Fellowship Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 2007 Hon Doctorate of Laws, Queen’s University, Ontario
  • 2010 Elected Honorary Member of Royal Irish Academy
  • 2011 James Joyce Award, from Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin, for contribution to Irish intellectual life
  • 2012 Hon D Litt from University of Edinburgh conferred November 2013.
  • 2015 British Academy Medal for Vivid Faces: the Revolutionary Generation in Ireland [awarded for " a landmark academic achievement, in any of the disciplines supported by the Academy, which has transformed understanding of a particular subject or field of study"]

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