We are excited to welcome Scarlett Kingsley and Timothy Rood for an Online Open House entitled “The End of the Histories.” The event will take place on Friday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and will be recorded. You can watch the live-streaming on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube Channel.
To get ready for the event, you might like to read these handouts:
Scarlett Kingsley is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a PhD from Princeton University (2016) and an MSt from the University of Oxford (2009). Her research interests include Greek historiography, Presocratic philosophy, and cognitive approaches to the ancient world. She has written articles on lyric and philosophical intertexts in Herodotus and Thucydides and is in the final stages of completing the manuscript for her monograph, Herodotus the Presocratic: Inquiry and Intellectual Culture in the Fifth Century, for which she was awarded a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship for the academic year 2019-20. While at the CHS, Scarlett will be working on a jointly authored monograph with Tim Rood (Oxford), The End of the Histories: Land, Wealth, and Empire in Herodotus. This research leverages the final passages of the Histories into a broad discussion of key refrains in the narrative as a whole, including migration, land, and empire. They approach this passage ‘in the round’, examining its immediate context, its interrelations with episodes stretching back to the beginning of the work, and its resonance with fifth-century intellectual culture and beyond.