Looking back down the path

Dawn reflects on the end of project. Seven years (!) ago, I applied for a position as a postdoctoral researcher on a Leverhulme Trust research project, ‘mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. As a historian I had been fascinated by mountains, and how people interacted with them, for years: I started … Read more

Mountain research spotlight: Paul Gilchrist

This post is part of our ‘mountain research spotlights’ series, sharing the work and insights of colleagues working on mountains across the humanities (and beyond).  Name and institution: Paul Gilchrist, University of Brighton Research summary: I am a historical and cultural geographer with expertise in the geographies of sport and leisure. I have longstanding interests in mountains … Read more

Running a mountains research ‘unconference’

Our project on ‘Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’ has stretched some way beyond its original 3-year duration – and has ended up having a reach far beyond its already-broad title. Two maternity leaves and the small matter of the COVID pandemic have seen the original end-date of July 2020 pushed … Read more