Caroline Vout

Caroline Vout
Born c. 1972
Durham, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Occupation Academic

Caroline Vout (b. c. 1972) is a British classicist and art historian. As of 2015 she is a reader in classics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Christ's College.[1]


Vout was born in Durham.[2] She read classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, graduating in 1991, before taking a master's degree in Roman and Byzantine Art at the Courtauld Institute.[3] She then returned to Cambridge for her doctorate, which was supervised by Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard.

Upon finishing her doctorate she lectured at the Universities of Bristol and Nottingham until being appointed to her current position in 2006.[4]

She curated an exhibition on Antinous at the Moore Institute in Leeds and is on the academic advisory panel for the department of Greek and Roman antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum.[5] She has written for The Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian,[6] and appeared on the 2011 BBC Four documentary Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-Up In History and on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.




  1. Dr Caroline Vout at Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Accessed 6 February 2016
  2. Vout 2012: 1
  3. From 'About the author', Vout: 2006
  4. Dr Caroline Vout at website of Christ's College, Cambridge. Accessed 6 February 2016
  5. Greek and Roman Gallery Project Members Archived January 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accessed 6 February 2016
  6. "The shock of the old: what the sculpture of Pan reveals about sex and the Romans". The Guardian, 24 March 2013. Accessed 6 February 2016
  7. Art History Newsletter February 2008 Archived May 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. Philip Leverhulme Prizewinners 2008. Leverhulme Trust, 2008. Accessed 6 February 2016
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