Robert John Weston Evans

Robert John Weston Evans FLSW FBA (born 1943) is a historian, whose speciality is the post-medieval history of Central and Eastern Europe. He was educated at Dean Close School, Cheltenham and later at Jesus College, Cambridge.[1] Evans was Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford from 1997 to 2011, and is a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.[1] He works on the post-medieval history of Central and Eastern Europe, especially concerning that of the Habsburg lands from 1526–1918.

He has a particular interest in the role of language in historical development. His main current research is on a history of Hungary, from 1740–1945. He also studies the history of Wales and is the President of Cymdeithas Dafydd ap Gwilym, the Oxford University Welsh language society. He is a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and is a Member of its inaugural Council.



  1. 1 2 Who's Who 2008, p.737

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