SOF president T.C. Brennan will be next Mellon Professor at AAR


Excerpted from a press release (12 December 2008) by Adele Chatfield-Taylor (FAAR’84), President of the American Academy in Rome:

“Roman historian T. Corey Brennan has been appointed to a three-year term as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome. Brennan’s appointment begins 1 July 2009.

Brennan comes to the Academy from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where he is currently associate professor and chair of the Department of Classics and a former director of the university’s interdisciplinary program in Italian Studies. Before arriving at Rutgers in 2000, he taught for a decade in the Departments of Greek and Latin at Bryn Mawr College.

Brennan held a pre-doctoral fellowship at the American Academy in Rome in 1987-1988, and currently (2008-2010) serves as president of its Society of Fellows, an alumni group of more than 1000 that comprises Academy Rome Prize winners, Residents, and Affiliates.

[He] succeeds Professor Thomas A.J. McGinn (FAAR’85) of Vanderbilt University as Mellon Professor at the American Academy in Rome.”

Brennan’s three-year position is a temporary one, after which he returns to Rutgers for teaching. As Professor-in-Charge, Brennan will help advance the humanistic work of the Rome Prize winners and other members of the AAR community, and coordinate and supervise many aspects of the Academy’s varied resources and programs (especially “walks and talks” in the city of Rome, and trips further afield, plus lectures and conferences in the humanities).

For more on this appointment, see here. For an informative list of Rutgers’ links to the American Academy in Rome, see the final section of this article.

brennanaarphotoBrennan before the Old Queens building (1809) on the Rutgers campus.


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