Reconsidering the Sources of the Self in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods


Simon Goldhill

Professor of Greek, King’s College,
Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Simon David GoldhillFBA (born 17 March 1957) is Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King’s College, Cambridge. He was previously Director of Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, succeeding Mary Jacobus in October 2011. He is best known for his work on Greek Tragedy.

In 2009 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1] In 2010 he was appointed as the John Harvard Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge, a research position held concurrently with his chair in Greek.

In 2016 he became a fellow of the British Academy. He is a member of the Council of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, and is President of the European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS).

Goldhill is a well-known lecturer and broadcaster, who has appeared on television and radio in England, Australia, USA and Canada. His books have been translated into ten languages, and he has been profiled by newspapers in Brazil, Australia and the Netherlands.

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