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Georgina Herrmann, OBE, FSA, FBA (born 20 October 1937) is a British retired archaeologist and academic, specialising in Near Eastern archaeology. Having worked as a civil servant, she later studied archaeology and spent the rest of her career as an active field archaeologist and lecturer. She was Reader in the Archaeology of Western Asia at University College London from 1994 to 2002. She was a Member of Council of the British Academy between 2012 and 2015.[1][2][3]


On 4 January 1968, Herrmann was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).[4] In 1996, she was awarded the Rolex Award for Enterprise in Cultural Heritage for her work leading the excavation at Merv.[5] In 1999, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[2] In 2001, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[1]

Selected worksEdit

  • Herrmann, Georgina (1977). The Iranian revival. Oxford: Elsevier-Phaidon. ISBN 978-0729000451.
  • Herrmann, Georgina (1986). Ivories from room SW 37, Fort Shalmaneser. London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq. ISBN 978-0903472104.
  • Herrmann, Georgina (1999). Monuments of Merv: traditional buildings of the Karakum. London: Society of Antiquaries of London. ISBN 978-0854312757.
  • Cribb, Joe; Herrmann, Georgina, eds. (2007). After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0197263846.
  • Herrmann, Georgina (2017). Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire. London: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 978-0500051917.


  1. ^ a b "Herrmann, Georgina". Who's Who 2018. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2017. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.19951. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Dr Georgina Herrmann". British Academy. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Dr Georgina Herrmann (Biographical details)". The British Museum. Trustees of the British Museum. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Fellows Directory - Herrmann". Society of Antiquaries of London. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Georgina Herrmann : Profile". Rolex Awards for Enterprise. 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2018.