Alice König is a Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of St Andrews. She is involved in all aspects of higher education, from teaching and examining to research and outreach. A passionate Latinist, she works on the literature and culture of different communities within the Roman Empire, and was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2012 for a project on the Roman author and statesman Julius Frontinus. Particular areas of interest include intellectual history (the history of knowledge systems and ideas); intertextuality, and the related dynamics of socio-literary interactions (ancient and modern); and representations of warfare in different genres, media and cultures. She is the PI on an international research project on Literary and Cultural Interactions in the Roman Empire, and has just embarked on a new collaborative research project on interplay between battle narratives from antiquity to the present day.
Pedagogy is another major focus, and she has recently completed a collaborative research project on the ways in which different school-level qualifications affect students’ experience of the transition between school and university. In her capacity as Schools Liaison Officer and Admissions Officer she is heavily involved in promoting wider access both to Classics and to higher education. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time programme, and in her spare time she serves as a Community Ambassador for the educational charity Book Aid International.