Michael Scott (author)

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Michael Scott
Michael Scott, Athens.jpg
Michael Scott in Athens, August 2014
Born (1981-04-03) 3 April 1981 (age 37)
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
EducationKing's College School
University of Cambridge
(B.A, MPhil, PhD)
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
Magdalene College, Cambridge
OccupationAcademic, author and broadcaster in Classics and Ancient History
EmployerUniversity of Warwick
Known for
  • Ancient Invisible Cities: Cairo, Athens, Istanbul
  • This is Greece with Michael Scott
  • Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean
  • Italy's Invisible Cities
  • Rome's Invisible City
  • The Quizeum
  • Roman Britain From the Air
  • Who Were the Greeks?
  • The Mystery of the X Tombs
  • Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Jesus: Rise to Power
  • Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
  • Delphi: bellybutton of the ancient world
Notable work
  • Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West
  • From Democrats to Kings
  • Delphi: Centre of the Ancient World
  • Delphi and Olympia
  • Space and Society in the Greek and Roman worlds
Websitehttp://www.michaelscottweb.com

Michael Scott (born 3 April 1981) is a Professor of classics and ancient history at the University of Warwick.[1]

Scott is a professor[2] in Classics and Ancient History[3] at the University of Warwick and member of Warwick's Global History and Culture Centre[4].

His research and teaching focuses on aspects of ancient Greek and Roman society, as well as ancient Global History. In 2017-8 Michael held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to work on an ancient global history research project looking at the movement of luxury goods between the Mediterranean and China in antiquity. He is a National Teaching Fellow[5] (the UK's most prestigious award for teaching in Higher Education); Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; winner of the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence and Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Higher Education Academy[6]. In 2015, Michael was also made an honorary Citizenship of Delphi, Greece – Επίτιμος Δημότης Δελφών – in recognition of his work related to the sanctuary of Delphi.

Scott is also well known for his public engagement and outreach work as a speaker and broadcaster. He is President of the Lytham Saint Annes Classical Association[7], the largest branch in the UK. He has written for national and international newspapers and magazines, lectured to schools and groups in the UK and Europe, and has taught in the UK, Europe, US and Brazil.

Education[edit]

Scott grew up in Wimbledon, south London, where he attended King's College School, a member of the Eton Group of schools. He studied classics at Christ's College, Cambridge, and read for an MPhil and PhD in classics at Magdalene College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he was also a Moses and Mary Finley research fellow in ancient history at Darwin College, as well as an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Classics. Scott is now a professor in classics and ancient history at the University of Warwick. The focus of his work is on the ancient history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman worlds.

Broadcasting[edit]

Michael has written and presented a range of TV and Radio programmes for National Geographic, History Channel, Nova, BBC & ITV including "Delphi: bellybutton of the ancient world"[8] (BBC4); "Guilty Pleasures: luxury in the ancient and medieval worlds"[9] (BBC4); "Jesus: rise to power"[10] (Nat Geo); Ancient Discoveries (History Channel); "Who were the Greeks?"[11] (BBC2); "The Mystery of the X Tombs"[12] (BBC2/Nova); The Greatest Show on Earth (BBC4, in conjunction with the Open University); "Roman Britain from the Air"[13] (ITV); "Rome's Invisible City"[14] (BBC1), "Italy's Invisible Cities"[15] (BBC1); "Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean"[16] (BBC2) and "Ancient Invisible Cities"[17] (BBC2). He has also presented a radio series for BBC Radio 4, 'Spin the Globe'.

Books[edit]

  • M I Finley: An Ancient Historian and His Impact (2016) Cambridge University Press. Edited Volume (Co-editor with Prof Robin Osborne and Daniel Jew). ISBN 9781107149267[18]
  • Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West (2016) Hutchinson/Windmill. ISBN 978-0091958817[19]
  • Delphi: centre of the ancient world (2014) Princeton University Press. ISBN 9781400851324[20]
  • Space and society in the Greek and Roman worlds (Key Themes in Ancient History series) (2012) Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107401501[21]
  • Risk in our time: Proceedings of the Darwin College Lecture Series 2010. (Co-editor with Dr Layla Skinns and Tony Cox) Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521171977[22]
  • Delphi and Olympia: the spatial politics of panhellenism in the archaic and classical periods (2010) Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107671287[23]
  • From Democrats to Kings: the brutal dawn of a new world from the downfall of Athens to the rise of Alexander the Great (2009) Icon Books. ISBN 978-1848311312[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warwick University Website. "Classics and Ancient History, Staff", Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Professor Michael Scott - University of Warwick". warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  3. ^ "Department of Classics and Ancient History - Warwick". warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  4. ^ "Global History and Culture Centre". warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  5. ^ "National Teaching Fellowship | Higher Education Academy". www.heacademy.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  6. ^ "WIHEA (Warwick International Higher Education Academy)". warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  7. ^ "About Us". Lytham St Annes Classical Association. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  8. ^ "Delphi: bellybutton of the ancient world – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  9. ^ "Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  10. ^ "Jesus: Rise to Power – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  11. ^ "Who Were the Greeks? – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  12. ^ "The Mystery of the X Tombs – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  13. ^ "Roman Britain From the Air – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  14. ^ "Rome's Invisible City – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  15. ^ "Italy's Invisible Cities – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  16. ^ "Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  17. ^ "Ancient Invisible Cities: Cairo, Athens, Istanbul – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  18. ^ "M. I. Finley: An Ancient Historian and his Impact – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  19. ^ "Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  20. ^ "Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  21. ^ "Space and Society in the Greek and Roman worlds – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  22. ^ "Risk – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  23. ^ "Delphi and Olympia – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  24. ^ "From Democrats to Kings – Michael Scott". michaelscottweb.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.

External links[edit]

Media related to Michael Scott at Wikimedia Commons