Philip Leverhulme Prizes

  • Revolutionary ideas often emerge in particular times and places, such as Ancient Greece, Renaissance Italy, England during the Industrial Revolution, or the Silicon Valley today. I will be...
    6 Feb 2017
  • Greek tragedy is considered the wellspring of the Western theatrical tradition, but the plays that survive represent a tiny proportion of what once existed. Of the 1200 tragedies or so we know were...
    28 Feb 2016
  • From the invention of prose to innovations in epic and lyric poetry, from the beginnings of philosophical exposition to the origins of historical enquiry, many of the characteristic features of...
    28 Feb 2016
  • This prize will help me launch two research projects, one on the development of the American war doctrine, and the other on the historical correlation between conscription and democracy. In the first...
    25 Mar 2015
  • Medical knowledge production and transfer in the slave trade For over four centuries the trans-Atlantic slave trade was one of the most profitable businesses in the world, but it was one that was not...
    25 Mar 2015
  • How do words relate to images, and images to words? Where are the boundaries between visual and verbal modes of representation? And in what ways can pictures evoke stories like – or indeed unlike –...
    7 Feb 2013
  • The current project will engage with a major aspect of ancient Greek history: that of slavery and its fundamental effects on the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of the Greek world...
    7 Feb 2013
  • Between the tercentenary of the Spanish Armada (1888) and the end of World War I, an extraordinary transformation took place in British knowledge about Spain. Thanks to the twin pulls of Romantic...
    30 Jan 2012
  • Auroral emissions are stunning, natural phenomena which have been observed in the skies at high-latitudes for thousands of years. As well as being beautiful, they provide key scientific information...
    30 Jan 2012
  • Land is an undervalued resource in many countries. It has and continues to be widely contaminated by industry. And yet we rely on healthy soil to underpin our industrial economies. In addition,...
    30 Jan 2012

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