Simon Goldhill’s research interests include Greek tragedy, Greek culture, literary theory, later Greek literature, and reception, especially in the 19th century. He has also worked on Victorian Culture, and on the Middle East. His latest books include A Very Queer Family Indeed: the Bensons, Religion and Sex in 19th-century Britain (University of Chicago Press, 2017); The Buried Life of Things: How Objects Made History in Nineteenth Century Britain (Cambridge, 2014) and Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity (Princeton University Press, 2011). His books have been translated into ten languages and have won three international prizes. He was the director of CRASSH at the University of Cambridge between 2011-2018, and is currently the Foreign Secretary of the British Academy.