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Professor Anna Morpurgo Davies DBE FBA

The Faculty is very sorry to announce that Professor Morpugo Davies sadly died on the 27th September 2014, aged 77

Position: Professor of Comparative Philology

Address: Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG

Research interests: Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European Languages, Historical Linguistics, Ancient Greek and Mycenaean, Ancient Anatolian languages; History of Nineteenth Century Linguistics

Personal: Anna Morpurgo Davies was born and educated in Italy. Degrees: Dott.Lett. Rome, Libera Docente, Rome; MA Oxford; Hon.D.Litt. St. Andrews. She started her career in the University of Rome, before going to the USA as Junior Fellow of the Centre for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University) in Washington D.C. and then coming to Oxford. She has held visiting professorships at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley as well as giving series of lectures at the University of Cincinnati, Stanford University and Harvard University

Anna Morpurgo Davies retired at the end of September 2004 as Professor of Comparative Philology and Fellow of Somerville College


A list of publications can be found here