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The Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe
The Johns Hopkins University
Gilman Hall 301
Baltimore, MD 21218

Lawrence Principe
Interim Director

Phone (410) 516-5296
Fax (410) 516-7586

Christopher Celenza

Christopher Celenza

Co-director, Singleton Center

Charles Homer Haskins Professor
Department of German and Romance Languages
Department of Classics

Office: On Leave
Phone: (410) 516-4626

Curriculum Vitae

I am the Director of the American Academy in Rome.

Currently I am on extended leave from Johns Hopkins, where I am a professor in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, with secondary appointments in the Departments of History and Classical Studies.  Before arriving at Johns Hopkins in 2005, I taught for nine years in the History Department at Michigan State University.

I hold two doctoral degrees, a PhD in History (Duke University, 1995) and a DrPhil in Classics and Neo-Latin Literature (University of Hamburg, 2001), as well as a BA (1988) and MA (1989) in History from SUNY-Albany.

My areas of interest include: the Latin literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance; late medieval intellectual history; the history of philosophy; the history of books and reading practices; Latin paleography; and the history of the classical tradition.