Research Associate of the Department of Ancient Languages and Cultures elected as Fellow of the British Academy.

The Department of Ancient Languages and Cultures is proud to announce that Professor Pauline Allen, a research associate of the department, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

At its Annual General Meeting (14 July 2016), the Academy elected 42 UK academics as fellows and in addition, the Academy also elected 20 Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities. Professor Allen is a Research Professor of Early Christian Studies and Director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Professor Allen’s research field is early Christian literature, especially the study of letters and homilies and the edition of Greek texts.

Recent publications of Professor Allen include the following:

Allen, P. (2015). “Antioch-on-the-Orontes and its Territory: A ‘terra dura’ for Mariology?” Pages 177-188 in Leena M. Peltomaa, Andreas Külzer and Pauline Allen (eds.), Presbeia Theotokou: The Intercessory Role of Mary across times and Places in Byzantium (4th-9th Century). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften, 481.)

Allen, P. (2015). “Life and Times of Maximus the Confessor.” Pages 3-18 in Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Allen, P. (2015). “Rationales for episcopal letter-collections in late antiquity.” Pages 18-34 in Bronwen Neil and Pauline Allen (eds.), Collecting Early Christian Letters: From the Apostle Paul to Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Allen, Pauline (2014). “The Festal Letters of the Patriarchs of Alexandria. Evidence for Social History in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries.” Phronema 29(1), 1-19.

Allen, Pauline (2014). “St. Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, and Pastoral Care.” Phronema 29(2), 1-20.

The book “Christians Shaping Identity from the Roman Empire to Byzantium. Studies inspired by Pauline Allen.” was published as a supplement to Vigiliae Christianae by Brill last year to honour Professor Allen for her contribution to the study of Early Christian literature. Dr Koos Kritzinger (UP) contributed a chapter to this book entitled “The Use of Comparison and Contrast in Shaping the Identity of a Desert Monk.”




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