Judith Herrin

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Judith Herrin (born 1942) is a British archaeologist and academic of Late Antiquity. She is Professor Emerita of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and Constantine Leventis Senior Research Fellow at King's College London.

Early life[edit]

She was educated at Bedales School after which she studied history at the University of Cambridge and did her PhD at the University of Birmingham. She trained in Paris and Munich.


She worked as an archaeologist with the British School at Athens and on the site of Kalenderhane Mosque in Istanbul as a fellow of Dumbarton Oaks. Between 1991 and 1995, she was Stanley J. Seeger Professor in Byzantine History, Princeton University. She was appointed Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King's College London in 1995. She retired from the post in 2008, becoming Professor Emerita. She was president of the International Association of Byzantine Studies from 2011 to 2012.

In 2016 Herrin won the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History.[1]


Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire (Princeton University Press, 2013) ISBN 978-0-691-15301-8, E-ISBN 978-1-400-84522-4.
  • Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium (Princeton University Press, 2013) ISBN 978-0-691-15321-6, E-ISBN 978-1-400-84521-7.
  • Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire (Allen Lane, the Penguin Press, London, 2007; Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2008) ISBN 978-0-691-13151-1, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish translations (2009-11), Princeton paperback ISBN 978-0-691-14369-9.
  • Personification in the Greek World, eds Emma Stafford and Judith Herrin (Ashgate: Aldershot 2005) ISBN 978-0-7546-5031-7.
  • Porphyrogenita: Essays on the History and Literature of Byzantium and the Latin East in Honour of Julian Chrysostomides, eds J. Herrin, Ch. Dendrinos, E. Harvalia-Crook, J. Harris (Publications for the Centre of Hellenic Studies, King's College London. Aldershot 2003). ISBN 978-0-7546-3696-0.
  • Mosaic. Byzantine and Cypriot Studies in Honour of A.H.S. Megaw, eds. J. Herrin, M. Mullett, C. Otten-Froux (Supplementary Volume to the Annual of the British School at Athens, 2001) ISBN 0-904887-40-5.
  • Women in Purple. Rulers of Medieval Byzantium (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2001, Princeton University Press, 2002) ISBN 978-1-84212-529-8 [on Irene (empress), Euphrosyne (9th century) and Theodora (9th century)]. Spanish translation (2002), Greek translation (2003), Czech translation (2004), Polish translation (2006).
  • A Medieval Miscellany (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1999) ISBN 978-0-670-89377-5, Dutch and Spanish translations (2000).
  • The Formation of Christendom (Princeton University Press and Basil Blackwell, 1987). Revised, illustrated paperback edition (Princeton University Press and Fontana, London, 1989), reissued by Phoenix Press, London, 2001, ISBN 978-1-84212-179-5.
  • Constantinople in the Early Eighth Century: The Parastaseis Syntomoi Chronikai, Introduction, Translation and Commentary, edited with Averil Cameron. Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition, vol. X (Leiden, 1984). ISBN 90-04-07010-9.
  • Iconoclasm, edited with Anthony Bryer (Centre for Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, 1977). ISBN 0-7044-0226-2.


  1. ^ "Heineken Prizes - Judith Herrin". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 10 May 2016.