Helen Slaney's primary field of interest is classical reception studies, in particular the history of the senses and theories of embodiment. From 2013 until 2016 she held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has now moved into a permanent role as Research Facilitator at Roehampton. The monograph based on her doctorate, "The Senecan Aesthetic: a performance history", was published with Oxford University Press in 2015. Her postdoctoral research focused on tactile and kinaesthetic receptions of classical antiquity in the late eighteenth century, and she is currently working on a book entitled "The Materialization of Classical Antiquity, 1750-1820".
Helen is also involved in an interdisciplinary practice-based research project on Roman tragic pantomime, funded by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities); more information may be found here: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/ancientdance