Scarlett Kingsley

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Department of Classics
  • Assistant Professor of Classics

My dissertation focuses on the intersection of philosophical and historiographical texts in late archaic and early classical Greece. I am particularly interested in denaturalizing historiographical practice as a discourse that emerges ex nihilo in the fifth century with Herodotus’ Histories, and thus examine techniques for reconstructing the past avant la lettre, as e.g., those that emerge in the cosmogonic works of the Presocratic philosophers reconstructing the history of the cosmos. My work assesses how these techniques inform later historiographical practice. I am currently a fourth year Ph.D. student in Classics at Princeton University. Prior to this I received a B.A. in Classics at Florida State University (2007), an M.St. at the University of Oxford (2009), and an M.A. from Princeton University (2013).