Professor Denys Pringle

Emeritus Professor

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Education and Qualifications

1973 – 1978: Oxford University (Keble College), DPhil in Archaeology (‘Sixth-century Fortifications in Byzantine Africa’)
1970 – 1973: Southampton University, BA Combined Honours in Archaeology and History (First Class)
1970: Università Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia, Diploma in Elementary Italian

Career Overview

* 2013 - present: Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University
* 2001 - 2013: Professor, Cardiff University
* 2004 - 2013: Professorial Fellow, Cardiff University
* 1986 – 1999: Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Historic Scotland (formerly Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate, Scottish Development Department)
* 1984 – 1985, Fellow in Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University), Washington DC
* 1979 – 1984: Assistant-Director, British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
* 1977: Temporary Lecturer in Archaeology, The Queen's University of Belfast

Honours and awards

2007–8: Research Leave funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council to complete the book Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187–1291
2005–6: Leverhulme Research Fellowship to complete volume 4 of The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem
2003: Prix Gustave Schlumberger awarded by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of the Institut Français, Paris
1996–99: Honorary Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Glasgow
1995: Admitted as Serving Brother of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
July 1994–July 1995: Research Leave to complete volume 2 of The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem sponsored by the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem with the support of the Leverhulme Trust

Professional memberships

2003 - present: Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
1992 - present: Member of the Scottish Medievalists
1987 – present: Member of the Castle Studies Group
1986 - present: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
1984 - present: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
1979 – present: Member of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem (now Council for British Research in the Levant)
1973 – present: Member of the Society for Libyan Studies
1970 – present: Member of the Royal Archaeological Institute
1969 – present: Member of the Society for Medieval Archaeology

Academic positions

2013 - present: Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University
2001 - 2013: Professor, Cardiff University
2004 - 2013: Professorial Fellow, Cardiff University
1984 – 1985, Fellow in Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University), Washington DC.
1979 – 1984: Assistant-Director, British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
1977: Temporary Lecturer in Archaeology, The Queens University of Belfast

Committees and reviewing

External Committees

2010–present: Member of the Management Committee of the Kenyon Institute (CBRL), Jerusalem
2001–2007: Honorary Secretary, Council for British Research in the Levant
2000–2: Member of the Council of the Palestine Exploration Fund
1999 – present: Member of the Llandaff Diocesan Committee for the Care of Churches and Diocesan Archaeologist
1998–1999: Member of the Committee of the Council for British Research in the Levant
1990–1998: Member of the Council of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
1987 – 1999: Member of the Steering Committee of the Castle Studies Group
1986–1989: Member of theCouncil of the Society for Medieval Archaeology