Christopher Celenza

Charles Homer Haskins Professor, Classics and German and Romance Languages and Literatures

Gilman 106
410-516-0736
celenza@jhu.edu
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Christopher Celenza holds a dual appointment as Professor in the Classics Department and the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures. He also holds secondary appointments in the Department of History and in the Humanities Center. From 2010–14, he served as Director of the American Academy in Rome. Before that, at Johns Hopkins, he served as Director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe, from 2008-10. Before arriving at Johns Hopkins in 2005, he taught for nine years in the History Department at Michigan State University.

His areas of interest include: the Latin literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance, late medieval intellectual history, the history of philosophy, the history of books and reading practices, Latin paleography, and the history of the classical tradition. His 2004 book, The Lost Italian Renaissance: Humanists, Historians, and Latin’s Legacy, was the winner of the Renaissance Society of America’s 2005 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize.

Prof. Celenza holds two doctoral degrees, a PhD in History (Duke University, 1995) and a DrPhil in Classics and Neo-Latin Literature (University of Hamburg, 2001), as well as a BA (1988) and MA (1989) in History from SUNY-Albany.

Prof. Celenza teaches courses on the Latin literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance, Latin paleography and book history, individual Neo-Latin authors, and classical reception.