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Dr Helen Van Noorden

Dr Helen Van Noorden

Wrigley Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies in Classics at Girton College

Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics

Girton College
Cambridge
CB3 0JG

Office Phone: 01223 767500 (Faculty), 760350 (College)

Research Interests

Greek and Roman intellectual culture, especially responses to Hesiod and to Plato; 'apocalyptic' and eschatological literature in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

Key Publications

Books

Eschatology in Antiquity (ed., with Marlow, H. & Pollmann, K.) (forthcoming 2021) Routledge. [43 chapters]

Playing Hesiod: The 'Myth of the Races' in Classical Antiquity (2015). Cambridge.

Articles and chapters

‘Locating Hesiod's daimones: above and below, near and far’, in Bakola, E., & Lunn-Rockliffe, S. (eds.) (forthcoming 2020) Locating the daimonic: daimones, space and place in the ancient Greek world. CHS/Ashgate.

‘Didactic and apocalyptic turns: clarity and obscurity, Homer and Hesiod in the Sibylline Oracles’, in Canevaro, L-G., & O’Rourke, D. (eds.) (2019) Didactic Poetry of Greece, Rome and Beyond: Knowledge, Power, Tradition. Bloomsbury. 179-202

'The Ecology of the Sibylline Oracles’, in Hunt, A. & Marlow, H. (eds.) (2019) Ecology and Theology in the Ancient Word: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives. Bloomsbury. 25-40

‘Hesiod transformed, parodied and assaulted: Hesiod in the Second Sophistic and early Christian thought’, in Loney, A. & Scully, S. (eds.) (2018) The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod. Oxford. 395-410

'Philosophical traces in the Sibylline Oracles', in Klostergaard Peterson, A. & van Kooten, G. (eds.) (2017) Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World. Leiden. 103-25

'Aratus', in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics. Ed. Dee Clayman. Oxford University Press, 25-11-2011. http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/. Update published 28-3-2014. 

'Hesiod’s Races and your own: Socrates' 'Hesiodic' project', in Boys-Stones, G. & Haubold, J. (eds.) (2010) Plato and Hesiod. Oxford. 179-99

'Aratus' Maiden and the Source of Belief' in Harder, M.A., Regtuit, Regtuit, R. F. & Wakker, G. C. (eds.) (2009) Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry. Leuven. 255-75

Museum book

The Lawrence Room at Girton College (2019, ed. with the Lawrence Room Committee). Girton College, Cambridge.

Outreach publication

'Long-range perspectives in the Iliad(2015) Omnibus 69.4-6

Upcoming events

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ tour

Jun 06, 2020

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics

Upcoming events

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New Collection Videos

Mar 31, 2020

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is pleased to announce the first in a series of short videos on objects in the collection, featuring the Faculty's own Prof Caroline Vout.

Building Closure

Mar 20, 2020

The Faculty Building is closed from 5 pm on Friday 20 March until further notice.

Coronavirus guidance

Feb 06, 2020

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CREWS: Visiting Fellowship focused on the study of ancient writing systems

Jan 22, 2020

Details of how to apply for this Visiting Fellowship are now available online. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Monday, 17th February 2020

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