We are delighted that Professor Edith Hall from our Department of Classics and Ancient History has been awarded the prestigious Classical Association Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the promotion of Classics in the UK.
In recognition of World Autism Acceptance Week, 27 March – 2 April 2023, and World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday 2 April, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity leads in the Departments of Archaeology, and of Classics and Ancient History have joined together to give students and staff who have experiences of autism a forum.
Peter Rhodes (1940-2021) was internationally renowned as an eminent historian of ancient Greece. Here in Durham, he taught for 40 years and was a devoted friend of the Department even after his retirement. He is much missed in Durham and all around the world.
Phillip Horky is Professor of Ancient Philosophy. He has recently been taking part in the Being Human Festival, a nationwide festival celebrating the value of humanities research for all. He tells us about his research into the Cosmos, which he shared with the public at What on Earth is That? A festival event which considered our relationship with the night sky on 17 January at High Force Waterfall and Hotel.
Greek tragedy has been part of the National Theatre’s repertoire since the company formed: its first performance of a Greek tragedy, Sophocles’ Philoctetes, was in 1964. Dr Lucy Jackson is working with the National Theatre to explore how the challenges of staging Greek tragedy have been met on the National Theatre's stages through four themes: performance space, setting (the world of the play), chorus, and masks.
We’re celebrating the news that Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Associate Professor within our Classics and Ancient History department has been elected to not one, but two, prominent national advisory roles to help shape future priorities in Humanities education.
The Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham invites applications from UK and international applicants for PhD studentships through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership.