Timothy David Barnes

Timothy David Barnes

British classical historian.
Date of Birth: 13.03.1942
Country: Great Britain

Biography of Timothy David Barnes

Timothy David Barnes was a British historian and classicist. He was born in 1942 in Yorkshire. He attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield until 1960, and then went on to study at Balliol College, Oxford, where he pursued a course in Literae Humaniores. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964 and a Master's degree in 1967. From 1964 to 1966, he served as a Senior Research Fellow at Merton College, and from 1966 to 1970, as a Junior Research Fellow at Queen's College, Oxford. He earned his doctorate in 1970 and received the Conington Prize from the University of Oxford in 1974.

After completing his doctorate, Barnes became an Assistant Professor at University College, University of Toronto, and in 1972, he was appointed as an Associate Professor. He held this position until 2007. In 1982, he received two awards for his work "Constantine and Eusebius" - the Philip Schaff Prize from the American Society of Church History and the Charles Goodwin Award from the American Philological Association. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1985.

In December 2007, Timothy Barnes left the University of Toronto and returned to the United Kingdom. Currently, he is an Honorary Fellow at New College, University of Edinburgh (as of autumn 2009). Most of Barnes' works are devoted to the history of the Late Roman Empire, particularly the issues related to the status of Christianity in late Rome and the relationship between the state and religion.