Emma Dench receives named chair!

November 19, 2015

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!

Senior Thesis Colloquium on Friday, November 13, 2015!

November 9, 2015

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 Colloquium will run in two parallel sessions, each bisected by a break for coffee and cookies. Afterwards, all are cordially invited back to the Department for Happy Hour.

The Passing of Paul Meyvaert

October 13, 2015

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.

Katz, Arnold-Biucchi, and van Schaik in front of the scaenae frons of the Greco-Roman theatre at Taormina

Strong Harvard Presence at International Numismatic Conference in Sicily

October 3, 2015

At the XV International Numismatic Congress in Taormina in September, Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, Damarete Curator of Ancient Coins at the Harvard Art Museums and President of the International Numismatic Council (2009–2015), was presented with the Jeton de Vermeil of the French Numismatic Society. She and two graduate students also delivered papers: Rebecca Katz, PhD candidate in Ancient History, identified the hidden meanings of a coin of the Roman Republic, under the title “Muttonis Mutunus: Q.