ancient geographical thought
Areas of expertise
I have research interests in Herodotus and his reception in antiquity, Hellenistic poetry, Greek historiography, and ancient geographical thought. My 2010 Cambridge PhD thesis, 'Herodotus and Hellenistic Culture: Studies in the Reception of the Historiae', highlighted Herodotus’ pervasive importance in a variety of different areas of intellectual pursuit during the third and second centuries BC. I am now in the process of revising my PhD thesis for publication with OUP and developing a new project on geographical writing and thought in the Hellenistic period.
I am also involved in co-ordinating the implementation of a new outreach project at Bristol which has been funded by a grant from the charity Classics for All. This project will see students from the University of Bristol teaching 'taster classes' in Classics in local state schools in 2012 and 2013.