President Faust has approved the appointment of Emma Dench as the McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics. This professorship, established in 1834, recognizes an outstanding scholar of ancient and modern history. Congratulations to Professor Dench on this richly deserved honor!
Please join us on the afternoon of November 13th for the annual Senior Thesis Colloquium! Senior Classics concentrators writing theses will present their works in progress and solicit feedback. All are welcome!
The Harvard Crimson talks to College graduates who studied the humanities about jobs and career choices: "The Humanities at Work." (Look for comments from Classics Concentrator Pankaj K. Agarwalla ’04!).
Dumbarton Oaks reports on the bust of Diana who has been rescued from the floor of the Medieval Studies Library in Widener, restored, and installed in the new Fellowship House, the institute's new residence building for its fellows. Follow her journey in their newsletter!
Renowned Medievalist Paul Meyvaert, Associate of The Department of Classics, passed away on October 6 at the age of 93. His death was unexpected, but peaceful and painless. Our department has lost a great friend, and our field a person of remarkable dedication and learning. Professor Meyvaert will be greatly missed. His obituary appeared in the Boston Globe on October 11, 2015. Read more about The Passing of Paul Meyvaert
Harvard College student Matthew DeShaw ('18) shares with the Harvard Gazette some anecdotes from his experience excavating outside Rome at the Gabii Project. The summer transformed him "from student of history to student historian."