School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The Northern Scholars Lectures: Dr Eric Cullhed

Eric Cullhed studied Greek and Latin philology at Stockholm University, Uppsala University and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He received his Ph.D. in Greek from Uppsala University in 2014, and was promoted to Associate Professor (Docent) at the same university in 2018. Cullhed’s Ph.D. thesis on the twelfth-century rhetorician Eustathios of Thessalonike’s Commentary on the Odyssey received the Benzelius Award (Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala) and the Westin Prize (Royal Society of the Humanities, Uppsala). He is continuing this work as co-general editor of Eustathius (Brill), which consists of a full online digitization of M. van der Valk’s edition of Eustathios’ Commentary on the Iliad (1971–1987) and a new print and digital edition of the Com- mentary on the Odyssey, including source apparatus and English translation. As a postdoctoral researcher he has also moved into new fields of research, publishing articles on ancient Homeric scholarship, Byzantine satire, Classical reception in Latin America, the history of classical scholarship, late antique Latin poetry and the history of the emotion being moved. In 2018 he was awarded the Oscar Prize by the board of Uppsala University.

About the Northern Scholars 

The Northern Scholars Scheme was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1956. Its role is to foster co-operation between scholars of Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and colleagues in the University of Edinburgh. Mutual areas of interest include aspects of linguistics, and historical and other cultural studies which are common to these countries and to Scotland. 

Each year, the Northern Scholars Scheme Committee sponsors visits by scholars of the member countries to Edinburgh, during which time they give departmental seminars and public lectures.

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Apr 22 2020 -

The Northern Scholars Lectures: Dr Eric Cullhed

'Aesthetic properties in Greek and Roman thought’ - a free public lecture by visiting Northern Scholar dr Eric Cullhed.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG