Ancient history – modern lessons: Can a new wave of Classics scholars save the world?- Writing for the University of Warwick's Knowledge Centre, Professor Michael Scott wants to dispense with one of the greatest misnomers… Read More
By studying the Ancient Greeks we learn more about ourselves – @GreeceinUK Issue No.15 – 2019- In this issue of @GreeceinUK, I talk about how by studying the Ancient Greeks, we can learn more about ourselves.… Read More
Compass Points: Compass Magazine- Fresh from visiting Cairo, Istanbul and Athens for his latest BBC2 series Ancient Invisible Cities, Professor Michael Scott asks what… Read More
“The abolition of roaming charges will make us more global – it will allow us to engage more deeply with the wider EU”: World History Magazine- “The scourge of the massive (often unintended) holiday mobile-phone bill… should be at an end.” Read More
“The Emergence of the Nation State left little room for a global perspective that priortised connections between nations”: World History Magazine- “It can easily feel like the globalisation that has defined the 20th and now 21st centuries is irreversible” Read More
Sicily provides a beacon of hope for refugees by welcoming them: iNews- “The Italian island can teach the world how to treat new arrivals, says Dr Michael Scott” Read More
Sicily and Britain: BBC History Magazine- “1. The Other Norman Conquest: More than one island’s history for transformed by a Norman invasion in the 1060s” Read More
Global Connections: World Histories Magazine- “Sicily is an incredible melting pot of ideas beliefs and peoples – which is why it is such a key… Read More
Greek Sanctuaries and Russian dolls: walls and religious experience – Omnibus Issue 72- “Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic games, competes with the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi for the accolade of being… Read More
How Archimedes took on the Roman: BBC History Extra- ‘Think of Archimedes (c287–212/211 BC), and I bet the image you have is that of a man jumping naked out… Read More
The Tensions in American Democracy date back to 508 B.C.: Time Magazine- ‘Even 2,500 years later, the tensions that were clear in Ancient Roman and Ancient Greek society show up in democratic… Read More
Global Encounters of the ancient kind: BBC History Magazine- ‘History is so often studied in isolated chunks, but that is not how it was experienced. Instead I want to… Read More
It’s a small world: Radio Times- “Globalisation is nothing new – it began with Confucius 2,500 years ago” Read More
A History of Greek Theatre: BBC History Magazine- ‘Ancient Greek Drama dealt with everything from murder and incest to sex and sausages. Yet, says Michael Scott, one theme… Read More
The Trouble with Luxury: BBC History Magazine- In this article I explore the problems luxuries brought to Ancient Greek society. This article was written alongside my documentary, Guilty… Read More
The Battle of Marathon – more important than Hastings?: BBC History Magazine- ‘Exactly 2500 years ago, a small Athenian army defeated a huge Persian invasion force in a clash that has been… Read More
Has anyone seen the cameraman: Darwinian Magazine- In this article I explore my first experiences presenting television documentaries. Read More
The Rise of Women in Ancient Greece: History Today- ‘Michael Scott looks at how a time of crisis in the fourth century BC proved a dynamic moment of change… Read More
Greece’s Golden Century: BBC History Magazine- ‘Historians who claim that the fifth century BC was the golden age of ancient Greece have missed a trick, says… Read More
The mystery of the Temple of Zeus at the Sanctuary of Nemea: Omnibus 58- ‘The temple of Zeus at the sanctuary of Nemea has often been written off as a dull, inconsequential temple of… Read More
Global Eye Interview with Michael Scott: How It Works Magazine Issue 35- ‘With the Olympics nearly here, we talk to one of the world’s foremost authorities on Ancient Greek culture about the… Read More
More Questions than Answers: Ad Familiares 42- ‘Delphi, Michael Scott suggests, is still as oracular as ever.’ Read More