Brooke Holmes

Brooke Holmes

Professor, Department of Classics
Director, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM)
Brooke Holmes

Brooke Holmes is Professor of Classics and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM) at Princeton, where she is also affiliated with the Department of Comparative Literature, the Gauss Seminars in Criticism, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Program in the History of Science, the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, and the University Center for Human Values.  She is the PI of a GCNF-sponsored project, “Postclassicisms” (  She is the author of two books, The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece (Princeton, 2010) and Gender: Antiquity and its Legacy (Oxford, 2012), and she is currently at work on a book entitled “The Tissue of the World: Sympathy and the Idea of Nature in Classical Antiquity.”  She has published widely on the history of the body, the history of medicine, Greek literature, ancient philosophy, contemporary theory, and the reception of classical antiquity.  In 2014 she was awarded a Mellon New Directions fellowship to enable her to pursue further study in the history and philosophy of science and bioethics.

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