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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Professor Simon Goldhill

Greek tragedy; Greek culture; Literary theory, Later Greek literature; Reception; Nineteenth-century culture; Middle east and Jerusalem; Faculty of Classics; Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); School of Arts and Humanities

Simon Goldhill Professor Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the Faculty of Classics, a Fellow in Classics at King's College, the Co-Director of the Cambridge's Digital Humanities Network and the Director of Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), and John Harvard Professor in the Social Sciences ands Humanities. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Simon studies ancient Greek literature (focusing on Athenian tragedy) and culture, and their reception, especially in the nineteenth century. He also works on Jerusalem and the Middle east, and on Victorian Culture.


The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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