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educator , philologist

Anna Elbina Morpurgo Davies, British Linguistics educator. Fellow British Academy; member American Academy Arts and Sciences (foreign honorary), Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (correspondent), Academia Europaea, American Philosophical Society (foreign), (British) Philological Society (president 1976-1980, v.p.1980), Linguistic Society American (honorary), Academy des inscriptions et lettres, Institute de France (correspondent).


Davies, Anna Elbina Morpurgo was born on June 21, 1937 in Milan. Daughter of Augusto and Maria (Castelnuovo) M. arrived in England, 1962.


Dott. Lett. in Classics with Comparative Philology and Sanskrit, University Rome, 1959. Libera docenza in Glottologia, University Rome, 1963. Master of Arts, University Oxford, England, 1964.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University St. Andrews, Scotland, 1981. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Nancy, 2009.


Assistant classical philology University Rome, 1959—1961. Junior fellow Center Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, Washington, 1961—1962. Lecturer classical philology University Oxford, England, 1964—1971, professor comparative philology, 1971—2003, Diebold professor, 2003—2004, emeritus, since 2004.

Fellow St. Hilda's College, 1966—1971, honorary fellow, since 1972. Professional fellow Somerville College, 1971—2004, emeritus, since 2004. Visiting professor University Pennsylvania, 1971, Yale University, 1977, University Pavia, 2005, University California, Berkeley, 2006—2007.

Collitz professor Local Search Association, 1975, visiting professor Ling Institute, 2009. Webstar, professor Stanford University, 1988. Sather professor, Berkeley, 2000.

Lecturer University Cincinnati, 1983, Jackson Harvard University, 1990. Sather, Berkeley, 2000.



Fellow: British Academy. Member: Bayerische Akademy, Academia Europae, Academy Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (correspondent), Oesterreichische Akademy Wissenschaften (correspondent), American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary), Linguistic Society America (honorary), Bayerside Academy Wissenschaften (correspondent), British Philological Society (president 1976-1980, honorary vice president since 1980), American Philosophical Society, Dame British Empire (honorary).


Married John Kenyon Davies, September 8, 1962 (divorced 1978).

Augusto Morpurgo

Maria Castelnuovo

John Kenyon Davies