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Dr Calum Maciver

MA, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer; Classics


Contact information
Address: Room 1.28, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3852
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-4pm

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Although I grew up in Glasgow, that fairest of Scottish cities, I was in fact born in the old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary opposite the School building: little did I know that I would one day be working across the road!  I did all of my Classics degrees at Edinburgh (2000-2008), and returned to the School in 2012 after a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Klassisch-Philologisches Seminar, Universität Zürich (2008-2009), two successive teaching fellowships in Greek and then Latin at Edinburgh (2009-2011), and a teaching fellowship in Greek at the University of Leeds (2011-2012).

I was extremely fortunate to be taught at Edinburgh by a group of scholars (now retired) who were first and foremost excellent teachers. To them (Allan Hood, Roy Pinkerton, Keith Rutter, Christopher Strachan) I feel a great debt - and I feel privileged too to be at Edinburgh myself now, teaching.

I am a proud teuchter (with roots in the Isle of Lewis).

External appointments

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen (2013-14).

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