Fellow: Canevaro
Elected: 2022
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Mirko Canevaro
Professor of Greek History, University of Edinburgh
Mirko Canevaro is a leading Greek historian with particular interests in the institutional and social history of ancient Athens and of the Greek city- states. He has published extensively on Athens’ legal and political institutions, on Greek political decision making and constitutionalism, on conceptions of honour, rights and recognition, and on ancient political theory (Aristotle in particular). His research has been funded by Humboldt Foundation, AHRC, Leverhulme Trust, ERC, as well as receiving prestigious awards: Philip Leverhulme Prize; University of Edinburgh Chancellor’s Rising Star Award; RSE Thomas Reid Medal. He was elected in 2019 to the Academia Europaea.