Emma Dench

Emma Dench

McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics

Professor Emma Dench will be teaching in the new Humanities Colloquium: Essential Works 2.  She was born in York, England, grew up near Stratford-Upon-Avon, and studied at Wadham College, Oxford (BA Hons Literae Humaniores 1987) and at St. Hugh's College, Oxford (DPhil in Ancient History 1993). Before taking up a joint appointment in the Departments of the Classics and of History at Harvard in January 2007, she taught classics and ancient history at Birkbeck College, University of London.

She has been a Craven Fellow at the University of Oxford (1989-91), a Rome Scholar (1991-2) and a Hugh Last Fellow (1996) at the British School of Rome, a Cotton Fellow (1997-8), a Member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2002-03), and a Visiting Professor of the Classics and of History at Harvard (2005-06).

She is the author of From Barbarians to New Men: Greek, Roman, and Modern Perceptions of Peoples from the Central Apennines (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995) and Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian (Oxford University Press, 2005). She is currently preparing Culture and Imperialism in the Roman World for the Cambridge University Press series Key Themes in Ancient History. Other current projects include a study of the retrospective writing of the Roman Republican past in classical antiquity.

Read more about Professor Dench here.