The Sustainable Past

The Sustainable Past: Episode Four, Ancient Landscapes and Mountains with Professor Jason König

April 29, 2021 Patricia Baker and Giacomo Savani Season 1 Episode 4
The Sustainable Past
The Sustainable Past: Episode Four, Ancient Landscapes and Mountains with Professor Jason König
Show Notes

Professor Jason König speaks to us about ancient Greco-Roman literature on the environment, in particular ancient relationships with mountains.

Professor Jason König is the assistant director of the Center for Ancient Environmental Studies at the University of St. Andrews. He is currently working on ancient representations of landscape and the environment. The main focus of this is a book on the representation of mountains in ancient literature and culture. The project is supported by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant, entitled ‘Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. He is also exploring the opportunities and challenges involved in bringing ancient Greek and Roman literature into dialogue with approaches from ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. A recent co-edited volume is entitled Mountain Dialogues from Antiquity to Modernity with Dawn Hollis for Bloomsbury.


Artwork: "Unititled" by Dr. Giacomo Savani

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