The AHRC-supported Hercules Project aims to chart and account for the significance in western culture of the classical hero Hercules, from late antiquity via the Renaissance to the present day. The first stage of the project was an international conference, Hercules: a hero for all ages, held at Leeds in 2013. Details for the conference were published on a series of pages within the School of History website.
This website was commissioned when an AHRC Networking grant was won to support the development of a selection of specific themes in Herculean reception. The network’s brief includes the publication of a series of four volumes, each treating a particular period and/or aspect of the hero’s reception, the development of this website, and a further conference in July 2017.