Walter Beers (USA)

Life After Ertegun House

Since leaving Oxford in 2014 I have been pursuing a Ph.D. in History at Princeton University. I expect to complete my work there in late 2019 or early 2020, after which I plan to continue pursuing an academic career. My doctoral dissertation takes a microhistorical approach to the life of John of Ephesus (c. 507–88), a Syriac-speaking bishop, religious dissident, hagiographer and historiographer in the Byzantine Empire of Justinian I, with a view towards contributing to the history of late antique society and mentalité. Alongside this work I am preparing a new translation of John’s Ecclesiastical History, which I hope to publish with an introduction and commentary.


I am very happy to be contacted by past, current and potential Ertegun Scholars.