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Eric Cullhed

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Greek, Uppsala University

Eric Cullhed pursued his studies in Greek and Latin philology at Stockholm University, Uppsala University,
and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He earned his Ph.D. in Greek from Uppsala University in 2014
and subsequently became an Associate Professor (Docent) at the same institution in 2018.

Cullhed’s Ph.D. thesis, which focused on the twelfth-century rhetorician Eustathios of Thessalonike’s
Commentary on the Odyssey
, was honoured with the Benzelius Award (Royal Society of Sciences, Upp-
sala) and the Westin Prize (Royal Society of the Humanities, Uppsala). He continues this project as co-
editor of a full critical edition of this significant contribution to medieval Greek philology. During his post-
doctoral research, Cullhed broadened his interests to include ancient Homeric scholarship, Byzantine satire,
and Classical reception in Latin America and Sweden. In recognition of his work, the board of Uppsala
University awarded him the Oscar Prize in 2018.

As a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, Cullhed is currently studying ancient Greek and Roman aesthetics, with
notable publications such as “The Dipylon oinochoē and ancient Greek dance aesthetics” (The Classical
71, 2021). Additionally, he has started to contribute to the philosophy of emotion through
articles such as “What Evokes Being Moved?” (Emotion Review 12, 2020) and “On the Deeply Moving
and the Merely Touching” (British Journal of Aesthetics 64:1, forthcoming 2024).

Since 2023, Cullhed has taken on the role of coordinator for the national Graduate School of Early
Languages and Digital Philology (DigPhil)
and serves as editor of Eranos - Acta Philologica Suecana.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2023-24.