Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars Program was established in 2011 with the support of the Behr Fund. Through this program, the Department of Classical Languages endeavors to invite at least two classical scholars every year, with the goal of exposing Exeter students to college-level research in such fields as philology, linguistics, papyrology, history and archaeology. The average length of stay has become one week, during which time the visiting scholar teaches four lunch seminars focused on a single theme and delivers one lecture open to the public.


Grant Parker, Associate Professor of Classics, Stanford University
“RetroFutures: Ancient Perspectives on Times Ahead,” a series of four lunch seminars, and “Monuments Then and Now,” a public lecture

Bridget Buxton, Associate Professor of Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Rhode Island
“Adventures in Underwater Archaeology,” a series of four lunch seminars and “Titanic Revisited,” a public lecture


Barbara Graziosi, Professor of Classics, Princeton University
“Sappho’s Songs: Double Discoveries,” a virtual seminar


Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Professor of Classics, Princeton University
Four lunch seminars on Roman slavery and a public lecture, “The Affects of Manumission: Racial Melancholy in the Roman World”


Johanna Hanink, Associate Professor of Classics, Brown University
Four lunch seminars on “Art and Politics in Classical Athens” and a public lecture, “Philhellenism and the Invention of American History”