Durham is one of the world's leading centres for research in Classical Reception. Within the Department of Classics & Ancient History, scholars researching Classical Reception include Dr Caroline Barron, who researches the cultural significance of epigraphy from antiquity to the present day, with a particular interest in the Classical tradition and the history of collecting; Prof. Nora Goldschmidt, who works on the role played by ancient fragments in the discourses of modernism; Prof. Edith Hall, who is interested in how ancient literary evocations of the natural environment have been received in more recent media and is completing a monograph entitled Achilles in Green: The Iliad, Poem of the Anthropocene; Prof. Jennifer Ingleheart, who is interested in modern responses to ancient sexuality (particularly what we would now call homosexuality), and in translation as a form of reception; and Prof. Edmund Richardson, who works on spiritualism and the Classics. Dr David Ashurst (English Studies) is one of the world's leading experts in the medieval reception of Alexander the Great. Professor David Cowling (Modern Languages and Cultures) has special expertise in one of the greatest printers of classical texts, Henri Estienne. Professor Richard Gameson (History) holds the recently established Chair in the History of the Book. Professor Richard Hingley (Archaeology) has written the 'biography' of Hadrian's Wall.