About the Fellowship
The Society consists of 3,000 elected Fellows who are distinguished in their fields of archaeology, architectural or art history, or other antiquarian subject matters across the academic, charitable, heritage and private sectors.
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- Dr Robert McCormick Adams (USA), Anthropologist & archaeologist – Middle East & Mexico
- Prof Pierre Amiet (France), Assyriologist; conservateur en chef honoraire, Louvre
- Sir David Attenborough (UK), Naturalist and broadcaster
- Prof François Baratte (France) Prof. of Archaeology of Late Antiquity, Sorbonne – N. Africa, Parthia
- Prof Dr Paolo Biagi (Italy), Prehistoric archaeology – Italy, Sardinia, Pakistan, Kuwait
- Prof Emeritus Dr Charalambos Bouras (Greece), Classical archaeologist; former director of Acropolis Restoration Service; Byzantine architecture
- Dr h c Otto Braasch (Germany), Aerial archaeologist – Europe – Neolithic -20th cent., esp. Roman
- Dr Jean Clottes (France), Prehistorian; rock art of the Pyrenees and W. Africa
- Dr George Dontas (Greece), Archaeologist; former Director of the Acropolis Museum
- Prof Noel Duval (France), Ancient historian, archaeologist, epigraphist – late antiquity, early Byzantine
- Mr Abdelmajebid Ennabli, (Tunisia) Archaeologist; former director of excavations at Carthage
- Prof Dr Elisabeth Ettlinger (Switzerland), Archaeologist – Roman provinces, esp. Switzerland
- Prof Brian Fagan (USA), Prehistorian – N.American archaeology, ancient climate change and human societies
- Prof Dr Johann Michael Fritz (Germany), Art historian; gold & silver expert, Middle Ages to modern period
- Dr Laszló Gerevich (Hungary), Medieval archaeologist; former Director of Budapest Museum
- Emeritus Prof Joscelyn Godwin (USA), musician also with interests in esotericism; generous donor to Kelmscott Manor
- Emeritus Prof Jack Golson (Australia), Prehistorian – Pacific islands
- Prof Christian Goudineau (France), Archaeologist and ancient historian, esp. Roman Gaul
- Prof Zhan Guo (China), Cultural heritage management and protection in China
- Prof Hansgerd Hellenkemper (Germany), Roman archaeologist; former Director of Cologne Museum
- Ms Julia Osvaldovna Kaga (Russia), Art historian; expert on cameos
- Dr Vassos Karageorghis (Cyprus), Archaeologist – leading scholar of ancient Cyprus
- Prof Manolis Korres (Greece), Architect; former co-ordinator of Parthenon restoration
- Prof Kristian Kristiansen (Sweden), Archaeologist, prehistorian, esp. Bronze Age; archaeological theory
- Prof Helmut Kyrieleis (Germany), Classical archaeologist; former director of DAI, Athens
- Prof Leonardo López Luján (Mexico), Archaeologist and historian; Director of Templo Mayor, Mexico
- Prof Vadim Michajlovic Masson (Russia), Archaeologist – Central Asia from Neolithic to late antique
- Emeritus Professor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma (Mexico), Archaeologist; former Director of Templo Mayor, Mexico; Aztec history and archaeology
- Prof Mohammed Rafique Mughal (USA), Archaeologist; heritage management in N. Pakistan
- Prof Vésteinn Ólason (Iceland), Expert on Icelandic sagas and manuscripts
- Prof Olaf Heymann Olsen (Denmark), Medieval archaeologist – Viking circle fortresses and Viking ships
- Prof Arturo Carlo Ottaviano Quintavalle (Italy), Art historian, medieval to 20th cent.
- Prof Katragadda Paddayya (India), Prehistorian - earliest prehistory of the Indian sub-continent
- Simon Russell Beale (UK), actor, broadcaster and musical historian
- Prof Willibald Sauerländer (Germany), Art historian; French medieval sculpture
- Prof Romauld Schild (Poland), Archaeologist; prehistory of Egypt & E. Africa
- Prof Dimitri Shvidkovsky (Russia), Architectural historian: European influence on Russian architecture
- Dr Zdenek Smetanka (Czech Republic), Medieval archaeologist; Bohemia and Spain
- Prof Christopher Stringer (UK), Palaeontologist; ‘Out of Africa’ model for modern human origins
- Prof Dr Willem Albertus Van Es (Netherlands), Archaeologist, prehistory & classical; Roman Netherlands
- Prof Siegmar Freiherr Von Schnurbein (Germany), Roman archaeologist; former Director of Römisch-Germanische Kommission, Frankfurt
The Society's Gold Medal is awarded for distinguished services to archaeology.
- 1983: John Henry Hopkins
The Society Medal was instituted in 1996 to mark outstanding service to the Society or the aims of the Society.
The Frend Medal, established in 1982 through the generosity of the Rev Prof William Frend, was awarded annually (until 2006) in recognition of contributions to the study of archaeological and material remains of the early Christian Church.
We've been sharing stories about our historic and contemporary Fellows to a Facebook album ('Fellows in Focus'). This album is intended to help illustrate the the work of the Society, its Fellows and our contribution to the study and understanding of the material past of this and other countries. Browse through the album below, or visit the album on Facebook!