Classical archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and the Black Sea; Greek political organisation; Greek religion; island studies; Archaic poetry
Professor Stephen Halliwell FBA
About this Fellow
Stephen Halliwell has been Professor of Greek at St Andrews since 1995 and Wardlaw Professor of Classics since 2014. He received his M.A. and his D.Phil. from Oxford, where his doctoral thesis on Aristophanes was supervised by Sir Kenneth Dover. He has taught at the universities of Birmingham, Cambridge (where he was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College), London, and Oxford (where he was a lecturer at Jesus College), and has held six visiting professorships in Belgium (Louvain), Canada (McMaster), Italy (Rome), and the USA (Chicago, Cornell, Riverside). He has given some two-hundred invited research lectures in eighteen countries, including papers in French, German and Italian; he has worked as an assessor for research councils and institutes in ten countries; and he has served on numerous boards, including those of the Classical Association of Scotland, the Collegium for Advanced Studies (Helsinki), the Council of University Classics Departments, the journal Greece and Rome, the Languages, Literature and History sectional committee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Two of his books have won international prizes: The Aesthetics of Mimesis was awarded the Premio Europeo de Estetica 2008, and Greek Laughter the Criticos Prize 2008.
The archaeology of ports, commerce, urbanism and cultural change in the early Roman Mediterranean, particularly Italy and Iberia; the application of non-destructive field -techniques to archaeological sites
Roman history and Latin literature of the Republic and early Principate, with a special interest in time, religion, and institutions of literary culture
The study of ancient Greek literature and culture, and its reception, especially in the nineteenth century