This is the personal blog of Neville Morley, Professor of Classics & Ancient History at the University of Exeter UK and author of such significant works on classical antiquity as ‘Civil war and succession crisis in Roman beekeeping’ and ‘Thucydides, history and historicism in Wilhelm Roscher’. My main research interests are in the modern reception and reinterpretation of antiquity, especially within the social sciences (I have been directing a project on Thucydides in the modern world), and in ancient economic and social history, as well as in the theory and methodology of history more generally, and the significance of the past for the present. I blog randomly on all these subjects and anything else that catches my interest, as well as offering occasional personal reflections on my teaching, the state of higher education and the price of fish. My official university webpage is at http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/classics/staff/morley/, and you can contact me by email at n.d.g.morley(at)exeter.ac.uk.
I do very occasionally include guest posts here from colleagues and research students whose interests overlap with my own and who don’t have a blog of their own. I don’t post things by people I don’t know, so please don’t bother asking. Because this is an individual blog (not the way it was originally conceived, but there you go), I don’t guarantee regular postings – the average is about one every week or so, but there can be longer periods when the ‘proper’ workload becomes too much. If you ‘follow’ the blog you will automatically receive notification of new posts – or you can follow me on Twitter, @NevilleMorley, as I generally remember to publicise new posts there.