The UCLA Department of Classics is delighted to announce the award of a $700,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Division of the Humanities to support the preparation and training of young scholars in post-classical Latin for graduate programs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Originally conceived and proposed by our former colleague, Professor Shane Butler (University of Bristol, Chair of Latin Language and Literature), the program has been funded for three years and will have a post-baccalaureate and graduate fellowship component. The administrative Director of the UCLA Mellon Program in Post-Classical Latin is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This year we are pleased to welcome two junior scholars in the field of post-classical Latin as full-time lecturers in the Department for 2014-15: Ariane Schwartz (Harvard University, Ph.D. in Classical Philology, 2011, dissertation: Horace and His Readers in Early Modern Europe), and Justin Haynes (University of Toronto, Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, 2014, dissertation: Recovering the Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Tradition). They will share the teaching of a year-long sequence of Latin reading courses: Latin 130 (Introduction to Post-Classical Latin), Latin 131 (Post-Classical Latin Prose); and Latin 131 (Post-Classical Latin Poetry).