The Imaginative Conservative extends a warm welcome to our new Senior Contributor, Eva Brann. Dr. Brann is a tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis. She joined the St. John’s faculty in 1957 and served as the Dean from 1990 to 1997.
Dr. Brann is the author of numerous works on Greek poetry and philosophy. Her works include: The Music of the Republic: Essays on Socrates’ Conversations and Plato’s Writings, Paradoxes of Education in a Republic, The Past-Present: Selected Writings of Eva Brann, What, Then, Is Time?, Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad, Feeling Our Feelings: What Philosophers Think and People Know, and The Logos of Heraclitus. Dr. Brann has also published translations of Plato’s Sophist and Plato’s Phaedo.
In recognition of her distinguished achievment in the humanities, Dr. Brann received the National Humanities Medal from the President of the United States in 2005. Dr. Brann has held fellowships with several societies, including the American Numismatic Society and American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and she has taught as a visiting professor at several U.S colleges. In 2006, Yale, where Dr. Brann received her PhD in Archeology, awarded Dr. Brann the Wilbur Cross Medal for her outstanding scholarship and service. Dr. Brann also holds honorary degrees from Iona College, Middelbury College, and Whitman College.