Professor Herrin will reflect on 35 years since the publication of her book “The Formation of Christendom” (Princeton University Press, 1987, republished as a Princeton Classic, 2021). Discussion will follow.
Judith Herrin was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Birmingham, and received additional training in Paris, Munich and Athens. In 1991 she took up the Stanley J. Seeger Professorship in Byzantine History at Princeton University, and then moved to King’s College London where she remains Professor Emerita and Constantine Leventis Senior Research Fellow attached to the Classics Department. Her major books include The Formation of Christendom (Princeton University Press, 1987, republished as a Princeton Classic, 2021); Byzantium. The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire (Penguin/Princeton, 2007), and Ravenna. Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe (Penguin/Princeton, 2020), which was awarded the Duff Cooper/Pol Roger Prize for History 2020. In 2002 she was awarded the Gold Cross of Honour by the Hellenic Republic, and in 2016 she won the Heineken Prize for History.