Judith Herrin

Judith Herrin, April 2016

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

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


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