The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge is dedicated to collaborative, interdisciplinary research. CRASSH organizes and supports long-term research projects, invites visiting fellows, runs research groups, and hosts a network of seminars and lectures. It has currently some 24 full-time salaried researchers at post-doc level on long-term research projects, along with 12 visiting fellows and 12 local early-career fellows each year. It also has 9 visiting professorships at senior level, as well as a programme for Disciplinary Innovation which also hosts lectures, seminars and visiting professorships. CRASSH runs around 400 events a year including nearly 50 hours of regular seminars a week, and 26 international conferences a year. It is one of the most active and flourishing research centres in Europe.
Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek at Cambridge University and Director of the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group. He is best known as a scholar of Greek tragedy where he has published widely over the last thirty years, including Reading Greek Tragedy, and Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy. He has also published on Victorian studies, and his book Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity won the Robert Lowry Patten award from the Society of English Literature for the best book on Victorian Studies in 2010-11. He currently is the PI and director of a project on ‘The Bible and Antiquity in 19th-century Culture’ at CRASSH.