Current Member

Jan Michael Ziolkowski

Funding provided by the Fund for Historical Studies

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Medieval and Medievalism Studies

Home Institution

Dumbarton Oaks and Harvard University

The Waltharius or Poem of Walter is the only surviving early Germanic epic apart from Beowulf. In Latin, it holds vast importance for the insights it affords into not only early medieval culture but also the complicated reception of Germanic heroism in modern culture.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
Fall

Degrees

University of Cambridge
Ph.D.
1982
Princeton University
A.B.
1977

Honors

2005–2006
Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
2017
Member, American Philosophical Society
2016
Co-Winner, Alexander McKay Book Prize of the Vergilian Society
2015
Academia Europaea, Class of Arts & Letters
2015
Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse (Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class)
2010
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2009
Honorary Member, Fondazione Lorenzo Valla
2009
Winner, Alexander McKay Book Prize of the Vergilian Society
2008
Fellow, Medieval Academy of America
2006
Korrespondierendes Mitglied der philosophisch–historischen Klasse der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
1987–1988
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1986
American Council for Learned Societies Fellowship
1983
NEH Summer Stipend
1980–1981
Dumbarton Oaks & American Academy Fellow in Rome
1977–1980
Marshall Scholar
1976
Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Scholar, Cairo
1974
National Merit Scholar

Appointments

Harvard University
2002
Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin
Harvard University
1987–2002
Professor of Medieval Latin, and of Comparative Literature
Harvard University
1984–1987
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities
Harvard University
1981–1984
Assistant Professor of the Classics and of Comparative Literature