Michael is a Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick…

Michael has been named as Director of the newly created Warwick Institute of Engagement at the University of Warwick

New Book Announcement - 'X Marks the Spot: The Discovery and Discoverers of Our Past'

I am excited to announce that Hodder & Stoughton will publish my history of discovery 'X Marks the Spot: The Discovery and Discoverers of Our Past' in 2023

Michael has been promoted to a Professorship at the University of Warwick in recognition of his achievements in research, teaching, public engagement and outreach

Michael has been named a National Teaching fellow by the HEA in recognition of teaching excellence

Scott is a lucid teacher who brings the past to life with his effortlessly engaging style.


- The Mail on Sunday.

Michael charmed us all with his huge expertise, deep knowledge and extremely personable approach to history.

- Sarah Rigby, Hutchinson Senior Editor

Michael Scott deftly steers the study of ancient history into the twenty-first century.

- Prof. Walter Scheidel, Stanford University


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He’s a brilliant historian and communicator ... his new book, X Marks the Spot, is told with the spirit of an explorer and the intellectual rigour of an academic ... an exhilarating and eye-opening read.

- Anna Baty, Hodder & Stoughton Senior Commissioning Editor

BBC Books: The Story of the Ancient world

I am pleased to announce that I will be editing a visual history book of the wide complex history of […] Read More

Life in Ancient Greece – my new book for Key Stage 2

My new book, Life in Ancient Greece, has been written to support learning in Key Stage 2 of the UK […] Read More

The Case for Universal Amnesia and the Growing Power of the Law Courts In 4th-5th century BC Athens

Torch, the University of Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, 2 April 2020 Professor Michael Scott, Professor of Classics and Ancient […] Read More

Ancient Invisible Cities: Cairo, Athens, Istanbul

Invisible Cities airs on BBC2 in late 2018. In the latest series of Invisible Cities, Michael heads to Cairo, Istanbul and Athens across 3 episodes, to uncover the forgotten, hard to reach and invisible aspects of these extraordinary cities and in so doing, offers new perspectives on their dramatic and important histories.

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On Disruptions in History and Archaeology – Saturday, September 5th 2020

On Saturday, September 5th 2020 at 14:55 – 15:10, Michael will be speaking at the IASTE (International Association for the […] Read More

Prof Michael Scott Calendar

Exciting things to look forward to this Christmas 2020

For so many people I think this year Christmas cannot come quickly enough. 2020 has been quite a year for us all! So I am delighted to be able to share with you the 2021 […] Read More