Category Archives: Publications

The Greeks didn’t have a word for it [homosexuality]

“The word ‘homosexuality’ only goes back to 1869”: Prof Helen King explores how the ancient Greeks didn’t even have a word for it through revisiting Sir Kenneth Dover’s Greek Homosexuality, first published in 1978.  “A genital act was not in itself morally … Continue reading

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New OU/BBC 4-part series ‘The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story’

New OU/BBC 4-part series ‘The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story’, Weds 2 Sept, BBC2 at 21:00 (BBC2 Scotland at 23:15). Dr. Amanda Foreman presents an unprecedented series that traverses countries and continents to uncover key stories of women … Continue reading

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Prof Helen King published in The Lancet

Professor of Classical Studies Helen King‘s article Narratives of healing: a new approach to the past?, exploring the connection between life writing from the ancient past and modern narrative medicine, is published in The Lancet. “Aelius Aristides (117—180 AD) was … Continue reading

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Dr Laura Swift on the ‘new’ Sappho poems

Dr Laura Swift explores the discovery of lost works by the poet Sappho, in The Conversation on 30 January 2014. New Sappho poems set classical world reeling It’s a kind of literary miracle. Fragments of two new poems by Ancient … Continue reading

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The ‘Open Arts Journal’

The Open Arts Journal addresses the demand for a rigorously compiled, peer-reviewed platform for arts scholarship open to diverse participants. Our dissemination is global, spanning multiple communities including practitioners of art, architecture and design, curators and arts policy-makers, and researchers … Continue reading

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Prof Susheila Nasta’s ‘Asian Britain’ on BBC, and project nominated for award

Prof Susheila Nasta appeared on BBC News London on 25 November, discussing the impact of Asian immigrants on British history and society. Her bookAsian Britain vividly charts Britain’s process of coming to terms with the historic realities of its culturally … Continue reading

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Gill Perry on Radio NZ

Prof Gill Perry, Professor of Art History, will be appearing on Saturday Morning on NZ Radio on Saturday 13 April between 8am and midday (local time). The other guests include award winning author Anita Desai and renown poet Mary Ruefle. … Continue reading

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