The 1995 Charles Homer Haskins Lecture
The Haskins Lecturer in 1995 was Phyllis Pray Bober, Leslie Clark Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, Professor Emeritus of History of Art, and Professor Emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. While a young scholar, she was chosen to be the archeologist for a monumental project, The Census of Classical Works of Art Known to the Renaissance, which remained the focus of her scholarly life for many years, and which has been a vital resource for the scholarship of many others. She is now completing a two-volume work on Culture and Cuisine, which explores connections between the visual and the culinary arts. Professor Bober’s address depicted her life of learning in circles of colleagueship at several institutions, including Wellesley College, the Institute of Fine Arts, and the Washington Heights Campus, both at N. Y. U., the Warburg Institute in London, and Bryn Mawr College. Through these circles she has drawn from and contributed to an unusual number of disciplines, including archeology, art history, classics, medieval studies, and cultural studies.