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Gilman Scholars Past and Present

albright William Foxwell Albright: The first major scholar to authenticate the Dead Sea Scrolls, Albright led Hopkins’ program in Near Eastern studies for nearly 30 years.

boas George Boas: The renowned philosopher was an active faculty member from 1921 to 1956. It has been said that no American philosopher of the 20th century wrote on as many subjects as did Boas.

bryan Betsy M. Bryan: The Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and chair of the Near Eastern Studies Department is guest curator for the traveling exhibition “The Quest for Immortality” (2002-2007) on loan from the Egyptian government. Visit the Hopkins in Egypt Today web site.

fried Michael Fried: The prolific art historian and poet is the Krieger School’s J.R. Herbert Boone Professor in the Humanities. Among Fried’s many honors is a 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Achievement Award, in 2004, from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

iwry Samuel Iwry: The Near Eastern studies alumnus (’51) and faculty member worked with Professor William Foxwell Albright to authenticate the Dead Sea Scrolls.

lovejoy Arthur Oncken Lovejoy: A professor of history at Hopkins from 1910 to 1939, Lovejoy is credited with introducing the interdisciplinary field known as the history of ideas. He founded the Journal of the History of Ideas and remained an active scholar until his death in 1962.

kyle P. Kyle McCarter Jr.: The William Foxwell Albright Professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies is among the foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls and helped discover that the ancient alphabet on which ours and all others were founded was probably invented centuries earlier than previously thought, perhaps in Egypt instead of Syria-Palestine.

mcdermott Alice McDermott: The nationally acclaimed author of Charming Billy, Child of My Heart, and others has received a National Book Award and been named a Pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award finalist. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor in the Writing Seminars.

pocock J.G.A. Pocock: The historian is renowned for his studies of republicanism in the early modern period and of Edward Gibbon and others as historians of Enlightenment, and for his contributions to the history of political discourse. He is the Harry C. Black Chair of History Emeritus.

singleton Charles S. Singleton: A professor of Italian studies and former director of the Humanities Center, Singleton was a world-renowned Dante scholar whose six-volume translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy brought him great acclaim.

smith Dave Smith: The prolific, award-winning poet is a former editor of The Southern Review. He is the Elliot Coleman Professor of Poetry and chair of the Writing Seminars.

spiegel Gabrielle Spiegel: Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, History Department Chair and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Spiegel was recently elected president of the American Historical Association.

williams Michael Williams: A Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Williams is chair of the Philosophy Department and a leading epistemologist who has defended the continuing interest of fundamental skeptical challenges to human knowledge while developing his own diagnosis of how and why those challenges ultimately fail.

 

 

 

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