Department of Classics

Kudos: Max Planck Prize to Professor Galinsky

Fri, February 13, 2009

The Max Planck Prize, a prestigious international award conferred only once every four years by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in association with the Max Planck Society, recognizes outstanding scholars who have achieved international distinction in any area of the humanities. The award also seeks to promote fresh approaches to fundamental issues in the humanities by supporting collaboration across disciplinary and national boundaries. Karl's award will enable him to work closely over the next three years with a multidisciplinary research group (including specialists in comparative religion and neuroscience as well as classical studies) at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. The group will focus on the topic of History and Memory, and the dynamic synergies of such wide-ranging expertise promise exciting new perspectives on Roman culture.

For further information, see Professor Karl Galinsky's home page

The Max-Planck Research Award 2009 is shared by a German scholar of English studies and the American philologist Karl Galinsky, holder of the Humboldt Fellowship. The Research Award, totaling 750,000 Euros each, recognizes their work on the history of memory.

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