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Research Fellow, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

Dawn Hollis is a research fellow at the University of St Andrews, where she is collaborating with Jason König on a project on ‘mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. Her PhD thesis, ‘Re-thinking Mountains’, argued that European experiences of mountains before the development of modern mountaineering was more positive than has previously been thought. She has presented her work at mountain symposia around the world, and has published her findings in academic journals and magazines alike.

Dawn loves sharing the stories of the travellers, scientists, and poets who trod the mountains of early modern Europe (c. 1500-1750), and is currently writing a nonfiction history book intended for a wide audience based on her academic research.


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    Research Fellow in Classics, University of St Andrews