The aim […] is to consciously step out of the shadow of mountain gloom and glory: to encompass a wider range of past mountain writing, and to highlight congruences between mountain engagements of different periods where they exist, but also […] to emphasize what is distinctive about responses to mountains in different cultures and periods.

– Jason K├Ânig and Dawn Hollis, ‘Introduction’, Mountain Dialogues from Antiquity to Modernity

This website brings together research and writing on the classical and postclassical history of mountains which was carried out under the auspices of a 2017-2023 Leverhulme Trust Research Project, ‘Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. The research and events recorded in these pages, however, go beyond this remit: a key aspect of our work over these six years has been to connect with and develop networks of scholars working on mountains across a wide range of disciplines, and to ask what role the humanities does, can, and should play in the wider field of mountain studies and in the ongoing understanding of the human relationship to the natural world.

A mountain ridge with a footpath running beneath wind turbines