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Leaders, Lecturers & Tour Managers

Dr Heather Sebo

Heather completed her PhD in the Department of Classics at the University of Melbourne in the field of Greek Myth and Drama. She is an Honorary Associate in Classics at La Trobe University and is currently coordinating the subject “Classical Myth” and lecturing in the Centre for Classics and Ancient History. Her lectures associated with these courses on itunes U have been extremely popular. Heather is also Performance Consultant in Ancient Drama at Complete Works Theatre Company.

Before committing to an academic career, Heather had a long history in secondary and community education as a teacher, examiner and in curriculum development. She also recalls with great pleasure her time as curator of a significant private collection of Greek and Roman and has maintained a strong engagement with the visual arts. Heather has become well known as a guest lecturer in venues ranging from the Red Stitch Theatre to the National Gallery of Victoria.

Recent personal highlights have been script writing and presenting for the Stork Theatre Iliad and Odyssey Literary Digs, involvement in “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece” (visiting exhibition, British Museum), and publication in the distinguished journal Arethusa (47:2):  “Strife and Starvation. Euripides Helen.

Heather first joined ASA as a tour lecturer in 2016, and has led the successful  ‘Homer Literary Tour: In the Footsteps of Odysseus through Turkey and Greece’ (May 2016) and ‘Between Sea and Sky: Homer’s Greek Islands’ (May 2018).