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Henry Stead

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Henry Stead
Postal address:
School of Classics
Swallowgate
The Scores
St Andrews
United Kingdom

Email: has22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462621

Research overview

 

BRAVE NEW CLASSICS (1917-1956)

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My current research project is Brave New Classics. It began life in May 2016 as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship hosted by Open University and investigated the unlikely but electric convergence of classics and British communism to 1956. The project has since extended its scope towards the exploration of the relationship between world communism and the classics. The work dovetails with my previous study on working-class engagements with Greek and Roman culture in Britain and Ireland to 1939.

 

CLASSICS AND CLASS IN BRITAIN (1789-1939)

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I was the Research Associate on the major AHRC-funded research project into working-class receptions of ancient Greek and Roman culture, led by Prof. Edith Hall and hosted by King’s College London (Jan 2013-Dec 2015). Our website can be visited here, and our jointly edited volume, Greek and Roman Classics and the British Struggle for Social Reform (Bloomsbury, 2015), is currently available in all good legal deposit libraries. Additionally, we have a joint authored book forthcoming (Routledge, 2020) entitled A People’s History of Classics

 

Before working on Classics and Class I was completing my first classical reception project, which grew from my doctoral thesis.

 

A COCKNEY CATULLUS

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At the Open University and University of Oxford, 2008-11 I held the Michael Comber Studentship for Classical Reception. I explored the reception of Catullus in Romantic-era Britain. The book is now published by Oxford University Press as A Cockney Catullus (2015).

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