Regius Professor of History (Oxford)

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The Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford is a long-established professorial position.[1] Holders of the title have often been medieval historians. The first appointment was made in 1724. The term "Regius" reflects the origins of the post as a royal appointment, itself a recognition of the important influence of history.

The Regius Professor of History is ex officio a Fellow of Oriel College. Professor Lyndal Roper has held the Regius Professorship since 2011,[2] the first woman (and the first Australian) to have done so.[3]

Past holders (complete)

See also


  1. Originally the Regius Professor of Modern History, the Modern was dropped in 2005. See Evans, R. J. W. "The Humour of History and the History of Humour" (PDF). Dacre Lecture 2011. University of Oxford. Retrieved 20 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

    Modern History was a term of art, contrasting with ancient history.

  2. Alumni and Friends news; Balliol College
  3. "Oxford Faculty of History: Prof. Lyndal Roper". Retrieved 29 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>