Mark Elvin

Professor Mark Elvin

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Corresponding Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1993


Mark Elvin was a Harkness-Commonwealth Fellow, Harvard (1962-64); Research Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge (1966-67); Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford (1973-89); Inaugural Holder of the Chaire Europà enne at the cole Normale Supà rieure, Paris (1993); and Professor of Chinese Studies (Vice Professor Rudolf Wagner), Sinologisches Seminar, University of Heidelberg, Germany (2003-04). He retired from the Australian National University in 2006, and is working on annotating his draft translation of a crucial but relatively neglected European work in Latin on plant science: R. J. Camerer’s 1694 De sexu plantarum epistola [Letter on the sexuality of plants]

Acknowledgement of Country

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