James Hankins

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Spring 2003

Professor of History, Harvard University

American Academy Project: The Soul in the Renaissance
Current Location: Massachusetts


James Hankins was born in Philadelphia in 1955 and was privately educated. He attended Duke University, receiving a B.A. magna cum laude in Classics in 1977. He received his Ph.D. in History at Columbia University in 1985, where he worked under Eugene F. Rice and Paul Oskar Kristeller. He has received grants from the Fulbright Commission, the American Academy in Rome, the Columbia Society of Fellows, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His two-volume work, Plato in the Italian Renaissance (1990, third printing 1994) won a prize for the best book in intellectual history from the Journal of the History of Ideas. As Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow in the Spring Semester of 2003, he will be working on a book-length project, a history of the soul in the Renaissance. Photo: © 2003 Mike Minehan

American Academy Project

The Soul in the Renaissance