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Prof Denys Pringle 

Education & Qualifications

1973-1978 Oxford University (Keble College)

D.Phil. in Archaeology

(Thesis: ‘Sixth-century Fortifications in Byzantine Africa’)

1970-1973 Southampton University

B.A. (First Class)

Archaeology and History Combined Honours

Career Overview

February 1986-July 1999 Historic buildings and monuments directorate, Scotland

later Historic Scotland

Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments

August 1984-December 1985 Dumbarton Oaks (University of Harvard), Washington DC. Fellow in Byzantine Studies and Fulbright Scholar

January 1979-July 1984 The British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem


February-March 1977 The Queen's University of Belfast

Temporary Lecturer in Archaeology (Roman Britain)

Teaching Profile

Part I Undergraduate modules

Part II Undergraduate modules Postgraduate


I also participate in teaching the History of the Crusades MA, and other Archaeology, Ancient History and Religion modules.

Awards & Prizes

2003 Awarded the Prix Gustave Schlumberger by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of the Institut Français, Paris, for academic publications

1996-99 Honorary Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Glasgow

Membership & External Activity

Since 1999 Member of the Llandaff Diocesan Committee for the Care of Churches and Diocesan Archaeologist

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Royal Historical Society, and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Member and past council member of the Society for Medieval Archaeology, the Palestine Exploration Fund, and the Council for British Research in the Levant (Hon. Secretary)