Annual Raoul Bertrand Lecture in Classics: Walter Scheidel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00 pm
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Stanford University Professor Walter Scheidel delivers the 13th annual Raoul Bertrand Lecture in Classics. He will discuss "The First Rise and Fall of the One Percent: Ancient Inequality in Global Context." Free.
Humanities Building, Room 587
Classics Department
Classics Department
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Scheidel’s research focuses on ancient social and economic history, with particular emphasis on historical demography, labor, inequality and state formation. He is interested in comparative and transdisciplinary approaches to the study of the premodern world, and has been trying to build bridges between the humanities, social sciences and life sciences. The most frequently cited active-duty Roman historian adjusted for age in the Western Hemisphere, Scheidel is the author or (co-)editor of 18 books, has published more than 200 articles, chapters and reviews and has lectured in 26 countries.

At Stanford, Scheidel is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities, a professor of classics and history and the Catherine R. Kennedy and Daniel L. Grossman Fellow in Human Biology.