A research area within The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Classics at Leeds carries out internationally renowned research in the form of both individual scholarship and collaborative projects.
Our research identity is based on a shared concern with the lived experience of Graeco-Roman antiquity as evidenced in its literature, philosophy, values, religion and material culture. Three mutually complementary themes provide focal centres for work within that broad remit:
- Literatures and Philosophies builds on our long-standing strength in classical literature and drama, and the literature/philosophy interface;
- Community and Identity encompasses social, political, ideological and physical aspects of ancient communities;
- Classics Across Media explores the post-classical reception of the classical world in diverse media (including literature, music, film, science), in both 'high' and popular culture.
Language at Leeds
Language at Leeds brings together professionals within the University involved in the study of language, connecting individuals and groups to support research across various disciplines. The central tenet of the centre is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing and understanding issues relating to language, linguistics and communication.