Department News

Liam Egan Wins Evangelia Davos Prize

Congratulations to Liam Egan, recipient of the 2018 Evangelia Davos Prize. Each year the Department of Classics awards the prize to the undergraduate major or minor in classics whose work in Greek studies has been outstanding. This cash prize was established in 2007 by a gift from Peter Davos ’00 and is named in honor of his aunt.

New Faculty Member Joins Department

Christopher Cannon, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and Classics, comes to Johns Hopkins after teaching at NYU, Cambridge, Oxford, and UCLA. Dr. Cannon works on medieval literature and, in particular, the emergence of ‘English literature’ as a meaningful category.

Searching for Etruscan Children

When Marie Nicole Coscolluela ’13 first heard that very young children were absent from Etruscan cemeteries, she was mystified. What does that tell us about how Etruscans viewed infants and young children? Did they consider them less human than adults? If so, what was it like to be a child ca. 10th–3rd centuries B.C.?

The classics and archaeology major decided to find out.