Department News Archive


Emma Roalsvig Wins Evangelia Davos Prize

Congratulations to Emma Roalsvig, recipient of the 2019 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.


Open Lab Night for the John Addington Symonds Project

Student researchers in the John Addington Symonds Project (JASP) opened the Classics Research Lab (CRL) to scores of visitors on May 1. They demonstrated the project’s new website, symondsproject.org, and guided guests through a display of rare books, mostly from the Special Collections of the JHU Libraries. JASP will run again in fall 2019 in […]


Symonds Project Website Launches

The John Addington Symonds Project (JASP), which is part of the Classics Research Lab (CRL), has launched its new website, symondsproject.org. There you can learn about the project and its philosophy, meet the faculty directors and undergraduate researchers, and explore the project’s first results, including a partial reconstruction of the lost library of John Addington […]


Marcel Detienne, Gildersleeve Professor Emeritus of Classics, Passes Away

Professor Detienne was one of the most prominent classicists of his generation. A Belgian-born historian and renowned specialist in the study of ancient Greece, he taught in the Department of Classics from 1992 until his retirement in 2007. His career was dedicated to an innovative— even audacious—crossing of disciplinary boundaries, notably setting anthropology and history in dialogue as a means of bringing new questions and insights to the study of ancient Greece.


Prof. Joshua Smith Awarded Two Prestigious Fellowships

Prof. Joshua Smith has received two highly regarded fellowships to support his sabbatical for the 2018-19 academic year. The Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship and the Non-Residential Fellowship in Hellenic Studies will support his work on his monograph.


Prof. Butler Delivers “Ghost Machines” Lecture in Berlin

Shane Butler
On May 18, Shane Butler, Chair of Classics and Nancy H. and Robert E. Hall Professor in the Humanities, delivered a lecture entitled “Ghost Machines" at the Freie Universität in Berlin, at the Collaborative Research Center “Episteme in Motion." Listen to the full lecture to learn more.


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.