Dan Orrells

  • King's College London
  • Department of Classics
  • Reader of Ancient Literature & its Reception

Daniel Orrells works on the history of the reception of antiquity in modern intellectual and cultural history. He is especially interested in how modern histories of gender, sexuality, race and empire and aesthetics have shaped the continuing debates about the construction and organisation of knowledge about the ancient world. At the ‘Materialisms’ workshop, he explored some issues which have contributed to his forthcoming monograph, Antiquity in Print in the Eighteenth Century. This book examines the importance of the printed image in the Enlightenment for the emergence of Classics as a discipline.