Professor Simon Goldhill

Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

Professor of Greek Literature and Culture, Former Director, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge

Simon Goldhill is a Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College. His latest book is Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity.

His research interests include:

  • Greek Tragedy
  • Greek Culture
  • Literary Theory
  • Later Greek Literature
  • Reception

Previously, Professor Goldhill was Director of CRASSH from 2011-2018. CRASSH is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, with 16 faculty research groups, Humanitas Visiting Professors, and longer term interdisciplinary research projects.

‘We believe that the major challenges facing the world today cannot be addressed through a single disciplinary approach. Integrated, sophisticated responses are needed, and CRASSH is the place to enable such scholarship to flourish. It allows scholars to move from the germ of an idea through a working group to a full-scale investigation – which can help change the world.’