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Eric Cullhed

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

Eric Cullhed studied Greek and Latin philology at Stockholm University, Uppsala University
and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He received his Ph.D. in Greek from Uppsala University
in 2014, and was promoted to Associate Professor (Docent) at the same university in 2018.

Cullhed’s Ph.D. thesis on the twelfth-century rhetorician Eustathios of Thessalonike’s Commentary
on the Odyssey
received the Benzelius Award (Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala) and the Westin
Prize (Royal Society of the Humanities, Uppsala). He is continuing this work as co-general editor
of Eustathius (Brill), which consists of a full online digitization of M. van der Valk’s edition of
Eustathios’ Commentary on the Iliad (1971–1987) and a new print and digital edition of the Com-
mentary on the Odyssey
, including source apparatus and English translation. As a postdoctoral
researcher he has also moved into new fields of research, publishing articles on ancient Homeric
scholarship, Byzantine satire, Classical reception in Latin America, the history of classical scholarship,
late antique Latin poetry and the history of the emotion being moved. In 2018 he was awarded the
Oscar Prize by the board of Uppsala University.

As a SCAS Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, Cullhed will work with a research project analyzing and
classifying thick aesthetic concepts in Greek and Roman criticism (broadly construed).

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.
Eric Cullhed was in residence at the Collegium in the academic year 2019-20.