Professor Phil Booth


I gained a BA, MPhil, and PhD in Classics from Cambridge before moving to Oxford as a JRF in History at Trinity College in 2008. In 2011 I returned to Cambridge as a Leverhulme Post-doctoral Fellow and Fellow in Classics at Churchill College, before returning to Oxford in 2012 as the A.G. Leventis Lecturer, then Associate Professor, in Eastern Christianity (split 50/50 between the Faculty of History and the Faculty of Theology and Religion). I moved from Trinity to St Peter’s College, where I am now a Research Fellow, in 2018.

Research Area(s):

History of Christianity

Research Interests:

Ecclesiastical History, in particular the history of eastern Christianities in the eastern Roman empire, the Sasanian empire, and the caliphate in the fourth to tenth centuries.

Research Centres:

I am the director of the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity. 


I am a member of the Editorial Committee of Translated Text for Historians (Liverpool University Press).


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