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Biography

Since being awarded the Hellenic Foundation Prize for her Oxford doctorate (1988), Edith has held posts at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham and London Universities.  She has published twenty books. She is Co-Founder and Consultant Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek & Roman Drama at Oxford and Chairman of the Gilbert Murray Trust. She has won funding for research from the AHRB, the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, and has just been awarded a Humboldt Research Prize. She appears regularly on BBC Radio, and has acted as consultant to professional productions of ancient drama at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Northern Broadsides, Theaterkombinat and other professional companies. Her personal website contains further information: www.edithhall.co.uk.

Research Interests and PhD supervision

  • Ancient Greek Social and Intellectual History
  • Ancient Greek literature
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Performance Culture
  • Tragedy and Comedy
  • Ethnicity, gender, and class
  • The Reception of ancient Greece and Rome

Professor Hall would be interested in supervising PhD students in any of the areas mentioned above.

For more details, please see Edith's full research profile.