b. 1981, PhD in History.
I defended my thesis entitled Making Enemies - The Logic of Immorality in Ciceronian Oratory in the fall of 2013. In my thesis I looked at the interaction between Roman moral and political culture through the speeches of Cicero.
As a postdoc my interests have mainly centered on Classical receptions and the use of antiquity. Together with Ulf Zander I have recently edited the first volume on antiquity on film and television in Swedish.
Recent and forthcoming publications include studies of Roman motifs in comics, the fall of Rome as a political resource and the use of antiquity during the Swedish ecological turn. My current project centers on the debates regarding the value of Classical Education in 19th century Scandinavia and concern the demarcation between the human and natural sciences. I am a member of the swedish think tank for the humanities, Humtank.
I tweet film/history and the humanities @IsakHammar