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In this talk Edith Hall will explore the interactions between her extra-curricular life since her schooldays, including her political activism, and the topics she has chosen to research in her work as a professional academic. Can the study of the ancient world, so often perceived as an elite sphere of knowledge, be integrated into a progressive social role and agenda?
Edith Hall is Professor of Classics at King’s College London. She has published more than thirty books on ancient Greek and Roman civilization and their reception since the Renaissance, and has a particular interest in the sociology of literature–ethnicity, gender and class. In 2016 She was awarded the Erasmus Medal of the European Academy and in 2017 an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Athens. Her most recent book, co-authored with Henry Stead, is A People’s History of Classics (Routledge 2020).