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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

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2005

  • Pringle, R. D. 2005. The Castles of Ayla (al-'Aqaba) in the Crusader, Ayyubid and Mamluk Periods. Presented at: Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras IV: 9th and 10th International Colloquium, Leuven, Belgium, May 2000, May 2001 Presented at Vermeulen, U. and Van Steenbergen, J. eds.Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras IV. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta Vol. 140. Leuven: Peeters pp. 333-353.

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