Joan Evans

(1893—1977) scholar and author

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(1893–1977) [Bi]

British author, scholar, art historian, and antiquarian, daughter of Sir John Evans and half-sister to Sir Arthur Evans. After a haphazard early education, in 1914 she went up to St Hugh's College, Oxford, where she remained as a don until 1922. During the 1920s she spent much time in France writing about its history and art, producing a new book more or less every year. She was President of the Society of Antiquaries between 1959 and 1964, the first woman to hold the post. Her many publications include Romanesque architecture of the order of Cluny (1938, Cambridge: CUP), and A history of the Society of Antiquaries (1956, Oxford: Society of Antiquaries). She was made a DBE in 1976.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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