Corpus is delighted to announce that Professor Stephen Harrison has been elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and offers him warmest congratulations. Last week Professor Harrison also received an honorary PhD from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, where he used to be a visiting professor.
Election to the Australian Academy of Humanities is the highest honour for achievement in and contribution to the humanities in Australia. The Academy is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a Fellowship of over 660 humanities leaders. Its purpose is to ensure the humanities in Australia thrive and excel. Professor Harrison is one of five international researchers elected as Corresponding Fellows in 2022.
Professor Harrison said: "I am greatly honoured to be elected to such a body of distinguished scholars in a country whose intellectual energy and dynamism I especially admire."
Professor Harrison has been a Fellow at Corpus since 1987 and was Tutor in Latin until 2020. His main research interests are in Latin literature and its reception, particularly Augustan poetry, the Roman novel and neo-Latin. To celebrate his career and to pay tribute to him as a teacher, in June many of his former students gathered at Corpus for a conference in his honour. Speaking about the conference he said: “It was an enormous pleasure for me to see so many former students and to hear a number of them give such interesting papers. I am most grateful to the organisers, the College and all the speakers and attenders for such a heart-warming and memorable occasion”.