Scholars' Association News
Scholars´ News

Success Stories   
Issue 45
Issue 44
Issue 43
Issue 42
Issue 41
Issue 40
Issue 39
Issue 38
Issue 37
Issue 36
Issue 35
Issue 34
Issue 33
Issue 32
Issue 31
Issue 30
Issue 29
Issue 28
Issue 27
Issue 25
Issue 24
Issue 23
Issue 22
Issue 21
Issue 20
Issue 18
Issue 15
Issue 14
Issue 13
Issue 12
Issue 11
Issue 9
Issue 8
Issue 7
Issue 6
Issue 5
Issue 1
Fine Arts   
Issue 8

Inform. Technology   

Issue 32
Issue 44
Issue 38

Mary Lefkowitz

The 2006 National Humanities Medal was presented by American president, George W. Bush, to Hellenist, Mary Lefkowitz, in a special ceremony held at the White House on November 9.

National Humanities Medals were awarded to another eight prominent American scientists and one institute for their significant contribution to the area of Humanities. This distinction was established in 1989 and awards people and organisations that deepen the understanding, broaden the spectrum of activity, and contribute to the maintenance and expansion of the American public’s access to important sources of information related to Human Sciences.

Mary Lefkowitz is one of the most renowned Hellenists in the United States, author of the book Not Out of Africa, and editor of Black Athena Revisited, both of which deal with the origin of ancient Greek culture and have sparked an important debate in the United States. We presented her most recent book, Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths, in the three hundred and first edition of Alexander Onassis. She is also a professor at Wellesley College.

The other award winners were Fouad Ajami, professor of Middle Eastern Studies at John Hopkins University, James Buchanan, economist and 1986 Nobel Prize winner, Nickolas Davatzes, expatriate and founder of the well-known History and Biography Channels, Robert Fagles, professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University and translator of ancient Greek writings, Bernard Lewis, historian specialising in matters related to the Muslim world, Meryle Secrest, biographer of prominent artists and collectors, Kevin Starr, historian, Mark Noll, expert in religious history, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.